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Windows 7: How to stop autoscrolling within a folder?

26 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7
How to stop autoscrolling within a folder?

First off I have Windows 7 home edition and have my folders are in "list" display. When the folder displays the first 2 columns and I select a file from the right most column the folder automatically shifts to the right. The main reason I'm annoyed is because it gets frustrating when I'm trying to drag and drop an item and the folder scrolls away from the folder I want to drop the file into. Does anyone know how to disable this feature? It wasn't like this when I had XP pro. Thanks

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18 Feb 2012   #2

Win7 x64

I was looking for a way to fix that ANNNNNNOOOOOYING feature... or bug... when I found your thread.
Just to add some clarification (wich might explain why this received no ear yet)
we're using standart Folder, wich mean we have TURNED OFF original Windows 7 explorer... wich personnally, I never could use. What I'm used to do, instead of using the "new" explorer (that explorer was added in WinXp, I know... but I never used it)
I place 2 windows side by side and I drop file from right windows into the left windows.

Now, in explorer, there is so many panel (file type, size, modifed date, etc) that when you DROP your file, the right pannel autoscroll to the right. so now you cannot see the file name on the left. and you have to reset the view each time before dropping another file.

The only workaround for now would be to remove the most title pannel you can have to prevent that autoscrolling.

but... unless you have a very width screen, removing SOME pannel might not be enough...

anyone can help us have a registry key to DISABLE COMPLETELY that stupid behavior ?
and I MEAN STUPID because I CANNOT SEE any reason WHY on earth we would like to auto scroll that windows on file drop. if I wanted that windows scroll to be positionned differently, I would have placed it the way I wanted BEFORE to drop the file.
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18 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi Zero and VbNet.

Try this method.
See the picture, if you want to drag and drop just drag it to this area (red arrow, under the slider), and see what happen.
How to stop autoscrolling within a folder?-copy.jpg
Hope it helps

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18 Feb 2012   #4

Win7 x64

Kevin: your trick is functional, but do you realize the amount of detour with the mouse we have to do in order to avoid the affected area ? as soon as the mouse enter the upper left side, it Autoscroll. Meaning for your trick to work, we have to drag completely from top screen to bottom, then go to left and drop it in the designated area.

I personnally really apreciate your input, but implementation require as much time as to simply reset the view each time.

we need to find another solution for long time avoiding of crazyness...
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18 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Well, that is all I do for years. But you know, you can even go to upper section of the open explorer aside of the lower section.

Just wait some time, I'm sure other friends here could come up with better solution.

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18 Feb 2012   #6

Win7 x64

I hope so, this have been frustrating for month.... I'm new to Windows 7, I'm an experienced computer tech who recently migrated 300 computer from Xp to Windows 7, and we searched for possible solution... nada... zip...

And this is not the "most" annoying "feature" of Windows 7 but most of the others can be bypassed with registry manual entry.
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18 Feb 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Just make the window bigger or scroll across first and it won't need to scroll...
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18 Feb 2012   #8

Win7 x64

can't do that CJ, windows are split 50/50 on screen.... (left and right side)

it is our method of work for last 10 years... it's an habbit hard to change.
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18 Feb 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Well, I find change is certainly painful to go.
I have few back up and working folders. I made shortcuts on the desktop. And, just drag any important files or folders to it without opening more explorer window. Sure if it on the same drive, but don't want it to be moved (as by default), use right click drag instead, and choose copy.
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18 Feb 2012   #10

Win7 x64

I know, I use right click all the time... it still doesn't fix the issue... the windows is scrolling!
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