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Jerky screen movement

by olmsb4d2 / July 7, 2012 6:43 AM PDT

Hoping someone can help cause I can't figure this out but I have a Gateway laptop and here's what it's doing:

When I use the arrow keys to scroll up and down the screen movement is very jerky. If I use the mousepad on the computer I can scroll smoothly. This only happens when using IE.

Oddly enough...I have an HP desktop that does the same thing when using the arrow keys...AND....when using the scroll wheel on the mouse. On that computer, if I position the cursor over the scroll bars using the mouse it will scroll smoothly.

Any thoughts?

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You mean
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 7, 2012 6:49 AM PDT
In reply to: Jerky screen movement

in an internet browser web page, not a full screen window?

If so then it is likely normal behaviour. Using the arrow keys on the keyboard is always more jerky than pulling the scrollbar up or down with the mouse.

Mine is a Desktop with Win 7 but it was the same with all other Desktops and laptops I have had.

There are no fine tuner controls for the arrow keys that there are for mouse actions.


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by olmsb4d2 / July 7, 2012 7:17 AM PDT
In reply to: You mean

It only happens when using IE....arrow keys scroll just fine in every other program.


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Doesn't IE have settings for arrow scrolling?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 7, 2012 7:29 AM PDT
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by olmsb4d2 / July 7, 2012 8:02 AM PDT
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Thank you...that did the trick. I appreciate it greatly!!!

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Nice work
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 7, 2012 8:24 PM PDT
In reply to: Eureka!!

and I learned something today.

What did you have to do to get the arrow keys scroll working smoothly?


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by olmsb4d2 / July 9, 2012 12:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Nice work

If you go to control panel and click on internet options, then click on the advanced tab there are a lot of options that you can of which is allow smooth scrolling, make sure it's not checked and fixes the problem.

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(NT) That's great, and thanks.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 9, 2012 5:07 AM PDT
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