View Full Version : computer, HELP!

12-19-2005, 01:26 PM
New computer yesterday, perking along just fine. Now...it's doing something I've never encountered before. When I scroll using the wheel on the mouse the size of everything on the screen gets bigger and smaller, and doesn't scroll. What is this about and how do I fix it?

12-19-2005, 01:34 PM
Did you install any Firefox extensions?

Gary E
12-19-2005, 01:36 PM
Someone may be able to tell you how to fix that, but for now, I would unplug the pc so it has to reboot with old settings and not save these screwed up settings...

Bruce Hooke
12-19-2005, 01:38 PM
What application are you seeing this in? When I'm in AutoCAD light the scroll wheel acts as a zoom control, when I'm in Firefox or Word it scrolls the screen.

12-19-2005, 01:41 PM
Hm. It stopped doing it. I haven't installed any Firefox extentions. When it was doing it, Firefox wouldn't let me into any forum here. And it was doing it just surfing, no particular applications.


12-19-2005, 01:49 PM
Start/Settings/Control Panel/Mouse

Check the settings for the wheel.

Joe (SoCal)
12-19-2005, 01:53 PM
First, is it a Wintel PC ? ;)

12-19-2005, 02:01 PM
It sounds like you had dynamic zoom enabled, if you were viewing a PDF document, either in Firefox, or with the adobe viewer.
To fix, go to the zoom tool and select any other zoom method besides dynamic.

John of Phoenix
12-19-2005, 02:02 PM
Any chance the "Control" key was pressed?

Ctrl + scroll wheel = change font size.

Try it.

12-19-2005, 02:05 PM
I didn't adjust anything, before or after. And the Ctrl key trick isn't what it was doing. It wasn't going in steps, but in a smooth zoom.

Ah, the mysteries of the silicon mind. smile.gif

12-19-2005, 02:07 PM

That's a neat trick!


John of Phoenix
12-19-2005, 02:21 PM
Here's another - "Shift + scroll wheel = Fwd and back"

A real time saver if you share a computer is
"Windows key + L = switch users" with out all the intermediate screens of "Do you really, REALLY want to do this?"

12-19-2005, 02:25 PM
Originally posted by Joe ( Cold Spring on Hudson ):
First, is it a Wintel PC ? ;) This message brought to you by the forum's broken record tongue.gif

Joe (SoCal)
12-19-2005, 03:54 PM
Originally posted by Meerkat:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Joe ( Cold Spring on Hudson ):
First, is it a Wintel PC ? ;) This message brought to you by the forum's broken record tongue.gif </font>[/QUOTE]computer, HELP!

This message brought to you WEEKLY by the Wintel broken record :D

12-19-2005, 04:23 PM
If "wintel" only had 3% of the market like Crapple, there probably would be just as few problems. tongue.gif

I give Apple 3-4 more years in the computer market, at best. "Apptel" isn't going to be good for them.