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Windows 7: Firefox Browser scrolls by itself automatically

03 May 2013   #1

window 7 64 bit
Firefox Browser scrolls by itself automatically

I came across this issue on multiple of my machines. usually reading webpage which is fairly long so have to scroll multiple times to get to bottom. I would scroll down and stop where I want it to stop, when it gets there, it will move either a bit up, or a bit down by itself and that frustrates me.

I think problem resides in firefox and not other browser but I could be wrong.

Ive found a solution which may or may not work but so far it's been pretty good. start -> search -> type in mouse. go to pointer options tab and uncheck the box which says "enhance pointer precision" and seems to do the trick.

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03 May 2013   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Thank you M18XR2. I will give that a try.
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03 May 2013   #3

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

FF is my main browser and I haven't seen this behavior.
I was curious so I checked some settings...
I have "enhance pointer precision" enabled.
In FF Options I have these options disabled:
- Use autoscrolling
- Use smooth scrolling

Maybe FF autoscrolling with the enhanced precision can cause this ???
Also, I normally scroll using the Mouse wheel.
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06 May 2013   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

M18XR2 Your idea worked for me; thanks.
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07 May 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thank M18XR2 for the solution for FF.
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07 May 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate

Here all this time I thought it was just how I was scrolling. I didn't know it was an actual Firefox issue.
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15 May 2013   #7

window 7 64 bit

@DavidW7ncus I tried disabling those two settings in firefox but it still does it, move by itself either scrolling up or down in a webpage or scrolling left/right in multiple tabs under firefox/IE

I have confirmed it now disabling precision in mouse settings stopped this little issue of browser jumping up/down on it's own. for people out there if it works for you, great! but sadly for me I need it to game.. unless I can input a shortcut of some sort to toggle it on/off.. and I do not know how to do that.
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08 Jul 2014   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Worked for me in both firefox and Chrome. Been fighting this issue for a long time. Much appreciated "MX"
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08 Jul 2014   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Welcome to our forum sfinley.

I'm glad you found M18XR2 information helpful. It has helped many.
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