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Old 1st July 2004   #1
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Monitor Screen "Jumps"


It's a minor, but annoying problem. I'll cut to a new web page, start reading it, and "jump", the monitor screen moves up (readjusts) one line's worth of text...then all is OK until I go to view another web page. Then again after I start reading, the screen adjusts one line again. It doesn't always happen, and it seems to be associated with web sites (and not with files on my PC). Is it my LCD monitor (BENQ FP767) or XP? Or the webmaster? Or ISP (Comcast)? I have surge protection.

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I have no idea, but I think you can rule out the web sites. web masters, XP, or your ISP. It boils down to your local hardware, unless you have a wandering finger at the down-arrow. You might consider using another browser. There are several good ones.
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I have been experiencing the what sounds like the same problem. The web page seems to reset a few lines when I try to scroll lower on the page or click on the window. It is not happening now and does not seem to be as bad as previous.

Since I live in Australia, you may be able to rule out location, ISP, monitor ect.

I just had a sort of jump then and I am wondering if the scroll wheel on my mouse (which gets a lot of work) is getting worn and is not setting on a position until I try to use it. I am going to open this mouse up, clean and check how it looks inside and maybe swap it with another . If you have a relatively new mouse, I wouldn't bother (my kids get all the shiny new stuff )

I had the definite feeling, like you, that it may have had something to do with the internet. AdAware and Hijack This show little on mine, although it may be better since I've run AdAware.

Let us know if you find a cause.

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If you have a wheel mouse, I'd be willing to bet it has something to do with the wheel. I have an MS wheel mouse that does this too. For me it's only a minor annoyance. Mine also will cause odd things to happen in other programs once in a while. An example; I use Irfanview to view pictures. If you open a picture in Irfanview and then double click on the picture you can view the picture in full screen mode. You can then scroll the mouse wheel to change to the next or the previous picture in the folder depending on which way you scroll the wheel. Anyway, sometimes when I double click a pic to make it show full screen, it'll go to full screen and suddenly change to the next picture in the folder. I have no doubt it's the mouse causing this for me. I had another MS wheel mouse before this one. It never did this. This one has done it since it was brand new. It makes me wonder if it's a driver issue rather than problem with the hardware itself.

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I also use a wheeled mouse, a logitech cordless mouse and keyboard combo, but I've not had this problem yet. Good to know a possible solution though.

There can't be so many wandering fingers, can there?

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I have been beginning to suspect the scroll wheel myself...I have an MS optical mouse (Intellimouse?). Some sort of buffering problem? I've wondered if reinstalling the mouse software might help. I've posted this on another well-known message board, several other folks have reported the same problem.

Mattman......g'day, I used to live in Kirribilli when I worked for Optus. My wife and I absolutely loved Oz, but she wouldn't let me retire there since it was "the end of the earth" (except for NZ, of course). Cheers.....

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Mines an Intellimouse Explorer. It to is an optical and internally is probably the same as yours. Mine has extra buttons on the side but I suspect the wheel, buttons on top, etc. are pretty much the same on the various models. My old mouse was a MS wheel mouse. Never had any problem like this with it. Is yours one of those that can be used with either a USB or a PS2 port? Mine is and I use the PS2 port. Which one do you use? Maybe I'll try the USB port to see if that makes any difference. I suppose it could be some sort of problem with the wheel mechanism itself. It's anybodies guess.

A thought just occurred to me on how you could maybe find out if your problem is the mouse or not. Open the mouse applet in the control panel. If you have the Intellimouse software installed there should be a wheel tab (don't know if this is true without the Intellimouse software). Click on the wheel tab and change the amount of the lines that it scrolls with each click of the wheel. You could even set it to scroll one screen at a time. If you do this, the next time the screen "jumps" , if the mouse is causing it, it'll jump more or less than it did before you changed the setting (depending on how you set it). If you select the scroll one screen at time option it would be quite obvious. This won't help fix the problem but at least you'd know what's causing it.


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Mine is also an Intellimouse. Maybe a common factor.
Zander mentioned drivers, maybe worth removing the mouse in Device Mangler and let it get redetected on reboot or seeing if there are updated drivers available for your model. I rememeber it was a bit of a pain to get these drivers installed.

I replaced that mouse with later model Intellimouse. It seems a lot "crisper" (not so sloppy) in the scroll wheel and no problems with jumping so far.

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Zander, Matt...sorry I'm delayed in getting back, I'm out of town away from a PC most of the time.

I agree, I think it's the Intellimouse (I have the PS2 variety). I think I may just buy a new one, mine is one of the early ones. When I get home in a few weeks, I may try adjusting the scroll settings as per Z, but a USB one appeals to me. Thnx, mates.

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