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Slowing down a scroll?

By Adisha ·
Is it possible to slow down a mouse scroll?

I am particularly talking about Word when you want to highlight several paragraphs using the mouse . . . inevitable the mouse runs away and I end up highlighting the whole of the document!

Does anybody know a way around this without resorting to using the keyboard cursor keys?

Many thanks for your help in advance

Adisha

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by DKlippert In reply to Slowing down a scroll?

You'd think there'd be an easy solution, but there isn't really. One of the easiest ways to handle it is to click to the left of the first character in your selection and then hold down the Shift key while you click to the right of the last character. This works in Excel as well.

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by Adisha In reply to Slowing down a scroll?

Cheers!

Good answer.

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by Lo In reply to Slowing down a scroll?

Hi - Not sure about that. If you documetn is large (> 5 pages?) and you get that, you may have a mouse that is transmitting odd now and them. I had a trackball that did this, rolled it and the cursor went all over the place and clicked several items. Might try another mouse (pointing device) to see if that changes anything.

As a work around for several lines, place the cursor at beginning and use SHIFT and arrow keys to select. If there is a lot of text, > 1/2 page or so, Ans #1 is the easiest.

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by Adisha In reply to Slowing down a scroll?

I did not want to use the arrow keys

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by gmscne In reply to Slowing down a scroll?

Also remember you can highlight a page at a time by holding shift and tapping page-down.
Continue to hold shift while using the cursor keys to fine tune a line at a time.

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by Adisha In reply to Slowing down a scroll?

I did not want to use the arrow keys

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