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Hi :)
I had forgotten but i've had this in the dim&distant past too but it's
usually been a hardware/hygiene issue.

To solve tons of these sorts of irritations i've had success doing
things such as unplugging the mouse and then plugging it back in again
(sometimes to a different usb-port), cleaning the mouse (or surface of
the track-pad) and the mouse-pad (or chucking it and using the
table-top instead until that gets dirty too), rebooting the machine
(this one has obviously been tried).  Running standard update
procedure for which-ever OS.  Even once or twice updating drivers for
the "Human Interface Device" (ie, mouse) (errr, only in Windows
because other OSes automatically update drivers as part of the
standard update).  I've even completely dismantled a few mice
(mouses?), even optical ones (when unplugged jic) and been amazed at
the weird gunk inside.

With keyboards it's a good idea to shake them upside-down but avoid
being under it as the shower of paper-clips (even tho i've not used
any nor been anywhere near paper-clips for about a decade they still
seem to appear), crumbs, weird dust, hairs that don't even look human
(hopefully).  I've even dismantled a few and thoroughly cleaned but
then been unable to get the space-bar back in (isn't that where
astronauts drink?).

Anti-bac wipes across keyboards and mices surfaces shouldn't hurt much
either, right?

At client's or colleagues desks i just plug in a 'new' one, check it
works and take the old one away to clean it (or bin it) out-of-sight.

Not possible for a track-pad obviously!  For them a wipe with a dryish
damp cloth and then one of those cotton buds (that shouldn't be used
for cleaning ears) to twizzle around the edges.

I tend to see all this as fairly routine maintenance (ie to be avoided
at all costs until it's too late and i regret not doing it all
earlier).  Even the cleanest and most hygienic people shed skin over
the years, plus skins have natural oils to protect against all-sorts

@ Dan Hall, please post as a fresh new question.  Actually the
international translators occasionally solve this problem quite often
for people.  Generally it's due to things like the regionalisation of
the Operating System mis-matching the language installed with
LibreOffice or
Tools - Options - Language Settings
not having the correct language selected.  Sometimes the correct
dictionaries are not installed on the OS so there's nothing for LO to
grab onto.  Most of these sorts of things are more likely in Windows
but they occasionally happen in other OSes too.  Please let people
know which OS (Xp, right?) when you post the fresh new question.
Really kind of the shop to set it up wrong and then sell you more
stuff!  Around where i live therre are tons of shops but only 2 i
trust as almost all the others have shafted me over the years.  Pc
World seems to be the worst although Currys/Dixons were appalling the
one time a client used them (and apparently ripped of tons of other
people over the whole Sony Vaio case too).  The 2 i trust are small
independent businesses that actually deliver more than they promise.

Regards from
Tom :)

On 21 March 2014 23:48, Dave Liesse <> wrote:
I have also noticed this in various programs.  Clicking in the scroll bar
does stop it, and I haven't had it scroll past where the cursor is (if it's
still in the scroll bar).  This is primarily in newer versions of software,
and my suspicion is that it's related to programming for mobile devices or
tablets.  I do have one application where clicking in the scroll bar causes
the list to jump to the point where the click was done; I'll see if the
developers can tell me whether there's any correlation.

Dave Liesse

On 3/21/2014 14:10, Girvin Herr wrote:

I am not sure this is a LibreOffice problem.  I have seen it in other
applications, such as Firefox as well.  I think it is an unstable mouse or
mouse driver effect.  I noticed it usually occurs when I am hovering the
mouse cursor in the vertical scroll bar.  I found that clicking somewhere in
the vertical scroll bar usually stops it.  I haven't seen it lately, but
then maybe I stopped hovering the mouse cursor in the vertical scroll bar.
Girvin Herr

On 03/21/2014 03:24 AM, Tom Davies wrote:

Hi :)
Have you tried renaming your User Profile yet?

That often fixes weird things that shouldn't happen = particularly if
they haven't always happened and just started mysteriously one day for
no apparent reason (perhaps after adding a new Extension)
Regards from
Tom :)

On 21 March 2014 09:59, Thomas Blasejewicz <> wrote:

Good evening
Probably this is a stupid question, but ...
I noticed time and again, that LO starts scrolling and cannot be
stopped, until the end of the file is reached,
when I click below the blue rectacle on the right side scroll bar in
order to get just a little further down.

I have been looking, and searching the help documentation for "automatic
scrolling" (or similar expressions), but
could not find yet the trick to make LO stop this. (it is really
annoying, when you are taken to place you don't want to go to)

How do you stop, or customize, this behavior.

Thank you.

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