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Windows 7: Mysterious Arrow

20 Jan 2010   #1
selkie

Windows 7
 
 
Mysterious Arrow

Sometimes I click on something and an arrow with a dot on it, or a dot in the middle of two arrows, shows up out of nowhere and the page starts scrolling. It's a minor annoyance, but I'd like to know why this happens and how to avoid it. Thanks!


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20 Jan 2010   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Lol.... that indicates that page scrolling is enabled... Mine is activated by using the scroll wheel as a button on my mouse..
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20 Jan 2010   #3
thomashouseman

Windows 7
 
 

You're pressing the mouse scrolly wheel in i.e. the "centre button".
Press it again to remove.
Or when you have that icon, move the mouse up and down to scroll the webpage you're on. It's useful on very Loooooooooooooooooong webpages.

T.
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20 Jan 2010   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by selkie View Post
Sometimes I click on something and an arrow with a dot on it, or a dot in the middle of two arrows, shows up out of nowhere and the page starts scrolling. It's a minor annoyance, but I'd like to know why this happens and how to avoid it. Thanks!

Hi and welcome

Its either your mouse or track pad.
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21 Jan 2010   #5
selkie

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks - I am using a laptop with a track pad. Guess it's one of those things that's just gonna happen. Didn't get that in XP.
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