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Got a different laptop, and I can't get it to do a smooth scroll up or down a page, either by using the arrow up/down buttons or by dragging the bar on the right side of the page with the mouse. Instead of a fluid, continuous movement, it gives me a jerky motion with some kind of rolling horizontal line thing as the page repositions. Looks kinda like an old TV that needs a "horizontal hold" adjustment.

What can I do about this? I can't find anything in the Control Panel Mouse settings that makes a difference.

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I assume you are using XP or Vista so I can't help you there. I know that "smooth scrolling" can be set for your web browser, but of course it would have no effect on other programs.
 

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Is this in your web browser of all applications? In Firefox there is the option to turn on smooth scroll in the Tools tab in options under the advanced tab.
 

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Sounds like u have no display drivers installed :scratch:

Start /Control Panel / System / Hardware / Device Manager ...do u see any yellow coloured '?'
 

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Sorry - Been working long hours this week, and for some reason I haven't been getting any e-mail notification for this thread, until today.

I Googled "smooth scrolling" and found something that would fix it, but only in Internet Explorer.

Sounds like u have no display drivers installed.
Hmmm.... You would think a laptop would come with all the drivers it needs for its own display? :huh:

Start /Control Panel / System / Hardware / Device Manager ...do u see any yellow coloured '?'
Yup...


Device manager.JPG


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Sounds like u have no display drivers installed :scratch:

Start /Control Panel / System / Hardware / Device Manager ...do u see any yellow coloured '?'
I had forgotten that when my wife and I got these laptops a few years ago, we had to download all kinds of patches to fix all the bugs. We traded laptops a couple of weeks ago and I just switched my hard drive over to hers. So your post jogged my memory; I just found a "graphics" driver at HP's site and that fixed the problem! No more colored question marks! No more jerky scrolling! :jump:

:T

..and by the way, update ur XP Theme to somethin alot nicer >> BricoPack Vista Inspirat Ultimate 2
Holy cow, it's a *******' 27mb! Do I really want it?

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lol I'm so sorry Wayne, I thought when u saw the Vga drivers questioned '?' u realised they weren't installed ... my bad :innocent:

Anyways good to see u have upgraded the Display Drivers and everything back to normal.

Concerning the Vista Inspirat Theme pack, is 27Mb too much download for what u get allowed? or are limited on Hard Drive space ?

I do alot of computer building/diagnosing/cleaning for people and have only ever had 1 person not like the change to the 'Vista Inspirat' look... so just incase ur not happy it's totally reversible/uninstallable.

Anyone running windows XP 32 bit (don't use it with 64bit!) will be amazed at how much cleaner everything looks and sounds :yes:
 

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lol I'm so sorry Wayne, I thought when u saw the Vga drivers questioned '?' u realised they weren't installed ... my bad :innocent:
Hey, I'm better than half-clueless when it comes to computers. I know just enough to keep from blowing them up. :wits-end:

Concerning the Vista Inspirat Theme pack, is 27Mb too much download for what u get allowed? or are limited on Hard Drive space ?
No problem with any of that- I just seems like a lot of "wasted" space for a theme. Sounds interesting, though - I think I'll give it a try. :T

Thanks again for the help!

Anyone running windows XP 32 bit (don't use it with 64bit!)
Okay, ya lost me again - what does that mean? :mooooh:

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Bricopacks state only to use the Theme Pack on a 32bit Versions of XP (i guess it was written for 32?)

Anyway I'm almost certain u have 32 bit,( I personally only know one guy who uses 64bit XP) but to check click on Start / Control Panel / System / General ...now under 'System' it should say 'Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Home Version 2002 Service pack 3'
If it does your good to go!

But...if it says 'Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Version '...... then don't install the Theme Pack !

i gtg for now :wave:
 

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How much CPU and video power does that theme pack take from the PC to run?

Two possible down-sides to such things are it might be stealing needed processing power, and it will change the way Windows looks to the user which could be confusing.

I do like that it is easily uninstallable.
 

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I only use the Transparent task bar, I disable the Rocket Dock, Yz Shadow & UberIcon features..It will be no different in usage to standard XP, just much cleaner.

I guarantee most XP users have many irrelevant processors running all the time :rolleyes:
 

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I guarantee most XP users have many irrelevant processors running all the time :rolleyes:
You sure got that right! Do you have a list of the irrelevant processes that can be safely turned off?

I also want to be clear that I'm not knocking Bricopacks, but sometimes add-ons like this can suck up needed resources on an underpowered machine.
 

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www.blackviper.com/WinXP << a good reference for Windows Services

Using Mike P as an example, I see a few things I would disable.

AVGWDSVC/AVGTRAY.exe ..anything starting with AVG I would remove AVG Anti-Virus :yikes: u say...well in my experience is does nothing more than slow ur pc down (like most all anti-virus programs)

AAWService.exe Ad-Aware 2007 ? ..well that's another pc hog that should go straight to >> :devil:

CTFMON.exe not necessary, go here to remove >> http://www.pchell.com/support/ctfmon.shtml

ALG.exe do u share ur pc with another...I don't, Disable in Services under Application Layer Gateway

WSCNTFY.exe Windows Security notify ...just incase u forgot to turn AVG on, or ur Windows Firewall suddenly disabled and such... in other words, no need. :rolleyes: ..can be found in Control Panel / Security Center / Change the way Security Center Alerts Me

So what will protect me now u say .. :praying: .. :dontknow:

Ok, here's what I suggest..

Spybot Search & Destroy When Installing, just don't select 'Tea Timer' ...make sure to Update, Immunise & Scan

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Install,Update & Perform Quick Scan

SpywareBlaster Install, Update & Enable all Protection.

..run these every few weeks :T

Sygate Personal Firewall 5.6 I saved the Best till last, u won't find a better Firewall for XP than this..make sure u turn off the Windows Firewall afterwards :cunning:
 
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