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-3 +7/-10 votes

Windows Explorer: scroll in the area the pointer is over.

Submitted by n49o7 on January 14, 2010 to Annoyance, Usability

Go somewhere through the navigation pane in Explorer.
Use the mouse wheel.
You will scroll inside the navigation pane.

Make it so that when you use the mousewheel, the scrolling is made in the area your pointer is over, like in Firefox.



Not fixed

Discussion (5 comments)

Indrek wrote on January 14, 2010, 7:30pm

But what if you want to scroll the navigation pane instead? You have to click there, and in some empty space, to avoid opening a new item and the focus being moved to the content pane again.

Too much trouble, fine as it is.

n49o7 wrote on January 28, 2010, 5:58pm

In firefox, when you use the mousewheel, you scroll wherever your pointer is. If you have a freewheel mode on your mouse, try launching a scroll on the page and then move your cursor over the sidebar. The scrolling of the page will stop and the one of the sidebar contents will start.
I'll edit the post to reflect that.

n49o7 wrote on January 28, 2010, 5:59pm

Changed problem description.
Changed solution description.
Changed severity from [Medium] to [Low].
Changed impact from [High] to [Medium].

n49o7 wrote on February 3, 2010, 4:30pm

Changed title from [Automatically change focus when opening an item from the navigation pane.] to [Windows Explorer: scroll in the area the pointer is over.].

n49o7 wrote on February 11, 2010, 12:55pm

Changed solution description.
Changed impact from [Medium] to [Low].

KirbzStar wrote on April 7, 2010, 1:53pm

I don't see how anyone could be against this :s

User137 wrote on November 2, 2010, 1:24pm

To be able to use mousewheel scroll whereever i point with mouse without even clicking... Definite yes for this! Should have been standard from beginning.

xpclient wrote on June 26, 2012, 8:03am

Just use this app called FlashWheel: Has no UI, runs as a hidden app. To close it, terminate it from Task Manager.

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