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Topic # 228882 27-Jan-2018 16:05
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I'm going quietly mad.  When I surf to a website, like Herald or Stuff or Listener or Google News, click on a story on the home page, return from that story to the home page, a wheel-down on my mouse (wired MS mouse) takes me back to the previous story, not down on the home page -- UNLESS I click on a blank bit of the home page before down-wheeling (and I annoyingly often forget to do this).  If I forget, and return to the story, then an up-wheel returns me to the home page.  I'm using Edge on Win 10, and Adblock.

 

I'd be eternally graceful to (and will upvote) anyone who can point out what setting or whatever I need to set to get rid of this stupid behaviour.





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  Reply # 1947580 27-Jan-2018 16:14
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It's by design.  You've solved the problem already, click on a blank part of the page to change the behaviour.




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  Reply # 1947584 27-Jan-2018 16:21
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Design?  For what purpose?  To confuse and annoy? And locating a blank bit of page is not always easy -- I've ended up in some dodgy places clicking on blank bits that weren't.  

 

And this doesn't change behavior except in a single instance; got to do it every time, and that's a lot of extra mouse clicks (and more RSI) in a lifetime.  

 

Can this really be so?  I hope not.





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  Reply # 1947588 27-Jan-2018 16:35
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https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/platform/issues/12667267/

 

 

 

 

 

>> I have the same problem. I’ve found that if you change the mouse setting “Scroll inactive windows when I hover over them” to On then the problem goes away. Turn if off and the problem returns.

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1947589 27-Jan-2018 16:37
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I've never seen this. I normally use Safari on Mac and Firefox on Windows, but I just tried Edge (Stuff home page > article > back to home) and it didn't happen there either.

 

The scroll wheel is for scrolling, not switching between pages. If sites are deliberately overriding that behaviour then it's malicious.

 

Edit: Predated snuck in above while I was typing. So it looks like it's a bug in Edge (scrolling through the history instead of the page) and not something that the sites are doing.




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  Reply # 1947590 27-Jan-2018 16:50
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Predated:

 

https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/platform/issues/12667267/

 

 

 

 

>> I have the same problem. I’ve found that if you change the mouse setting “Scroll inactive windows when I hover over them” to On then the problem goes away. Turn if off and the problem returns.

 

 

Fantastic, thank you!!  Fixed!  Last time I searched, some time ago, I failed to find this site.  Good to know everybody HATES this behaviour.  Bad to know that MS seem to be doing nothing about it.

 

100 Kudos!





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  Reply # 1947593 27-Jan-2018 17:13
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mdav056:

 

Design?  For what purpose?  To confuse and annoy? And locating a blank bit of page is not always easy -- I've ended up in some dodgy places clicking on blank bits that weren't.  

 

And this doesn't change behavior except in a single instance; got to do it every time, and that's a lot of extra mouse clicks (and more RSI) in a lifetime.  

 

 

One option I use is WizMouse—this enables scrolling in windows even if they are not in focus. Wonderful for multiple monitors.

 

<http://download.cnet.com/WizMouse/3000-18487_4-10907935.html>

 

 


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