RE: Stop the scrolling madness!

Subject: RE: Stop the scrolling madness!
From: KMcLauchlan -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 09:54:35 -0400

Somebody mentioned having the problem in FrameMaker 5.5.
I have it in FM 6.0.

I do have a new (to me) laptop, that's faster than my old
one, but not THAT much faster... The main reason I got it
was that it has 8MB video compared to 2MB in the old dog.


Meanwhile, at home, my tower has almost three times the
processor speed, four times the video memory and lots more
system memory, and FM 6 behaves in approximately the same
way. That is, when I [Shift]click and start to drag, as
soon as the selection area reaches the bottom of the current
screen, the scrolling leaps into hyperdrive and gobbles many
pages in the time it takes me to lift my finger. Trying to
go back, it overshoots every time. HOWEVER, I don't find
the effect to be noticeably faster on the home machine.

So, are we sure that the screamin'-scroll feature is tied
to processor speed?

It seems to me that there might be some buffer setting
involved, because, as Keith implied, if you stop or
switch direction, the scroll/selection keeps going for
a frustrating additional time, before reacting to the
most recent thing you've done with the mouse.

I admit that my perceptions are probably not the most
discriminating.

/kevin

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Megan Golding [mailto:mgolding -at- secureworks -dot- net]
[...]
> Keith asked about overly-fast scrolling in Word when using
> the mouse to
> scroll up and down.
>
> I use keyboard shortcuts to select text for just this reason. Try this
> workaround: CTRL + SHIFT + <arrow key> to select forward a word,
> backward a word, up a line, or down a line.
>
> Not only is this faster than taking your hands off the
> keyboard, but is
> very convenient for selecting large areas of text.
[...]

> On Wed, 2001-10-03 at 17:03, kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com wrote:
> > Does anybody know how to calm down Word 2000's scrolling
> functionality?
> > Recently, when I try to select a lengthy portion of text,
> as I begin to
> > scroll down, my cursor leaps far past where I want it to
> go, so rapidly
> > that I can't stop it. Then as I back up, the same thing
> happens, this
> > time
> > in the opposite direction.

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