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Hi :)
lqtm :)  It's been quite a good thread imo, with useful ideas which
may lead to better work-flow and/or save a bit of money by helping be
able to fix stuff.  So it's not been a waste of time and didn't
"bother the list"

I use a track-ball at work.  At first it was really difficult to get
the finesse i am used to from using a mouse but that only took a
couple of weeks to get close enough and now i think it's even better.
One advantage is that you can do really fine-grained stuff and then
scoot really fast across vast distances by letting the ball roll with
minimal effort.  With a mouse you have to physically pick up the mouse
several times to cover the same sort of distance.  To start with i
need lots of course-corrections at the end but now i tend to hit the
target much more often.

Of course i took the ball out and found tons of fluff in there but
tipping it upside-down let most of it fall out (quite handy because i
only got the ball out in the first place by turning it upside (try not
to do that above your face or cuppa tea or keyboard!)).  One of those
cotton-buds that you shouldn't clean your ears with is good for doing
cleaning the 3 little contacts inside.

Everything people have been saying about drivers and updates is still
relevant too of course :)

The main thing is that it's good to hear you have solved the problem!! :))
Congrats and regards from
Tom :)

On 24 March 2014 01:27, Thomas <> wrote:
Good morning
Maybe(?) I solved the mystery.
I use a trackball instead of a mouse:
ball in the middle, buttons left and right.
Apparently thoses buttons do not only respond to clicking = pressing, but
also "pulling".
If you drag your finger across the button, if works somehow like pulling a

I never noticed this little "trick" (at least not consciously) before.
Maybe, if I keep my finger a little more quiet, I can also shut up and stop
bothering the list.

Sorry for the commotion!

(2014/03/24 6:53), Dan Hall wrote:

I think I made a faux pas.  Sorry everyone!
-Dan Hall

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Hall []
Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2014 10:16 AM
To: 'Kracked_P_P---webmaster';
Subject: RE: [libreoffice-users] stop automatic scrolling

If you press straight down on the mouse wheel and listen carefully you
should hear a click and then the icon (a double arrow pointing up and down
with a dot between them) appears.  I believe it's a mouse 'feature' so you
can scroll  up and down the page without holding down the left mouse
I often activate that feature accidently when using the mouse wheel.
I'm using Windows 7.
-Dan Hall
-----Original Message-----
From: Kracked_P_P---webmaster []
Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2014 9:15 AM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] stop automatic scrolling

I have had that same "uncontrolled" mouse scrolling before.  Yes it
seemed to be the mouse driver[s].

Never seen that "light blue" icon before, but I rarely use Windows and
then it is mostly USB mice using default Windows internal drivers, not
drivers from any media or downloads.

I would not want to keep scrolling when I stop moving my mouse.  I could
not stand it when it happened that one time.

The only scrolling option in LO seems to be "smooth scrolling", which
seems to be checked as default with my DEB 64 bit install of

On 03/22/2014 11:30 PM, Tim Deaton wrote:

I suspect that this is a feature of the mouse driver, and that it
works in a variety of programs.

I have noticed that when scrolling up or down thru a document using
the scroll-wheel of the mouse.  Something I do turns on an 'automated'
scroll.  I'll notice a new symbol on the screen (light blue and
transparent, if I remember correctly).  If I move the mouse pointer to
be horizontal with that symbol, the scrolling will stop.  If I move
the pointer above the symbol, the document will scroll toward the
top.  If I move the pointer below it, then the document will scroll
toward the bottom.

If I remember correctly, hitting [esc] will kill this 'automated' scroll.

-- Tim Deaton

On 3/21/2014 5:10 PM, 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
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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