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Window auto scrolls when I mouse over it

  1. #1


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8 Pro x64

    Window auto scrolls when I mouse over it


    This is an issue that started today. Some windows will automatically scroll when I mouse over them, examples:
    1. I use KeePass to store all of my IDs and passwords. When I open the application and mouse over the main section the window will slowly scroll to the left.
    2. In Xplorer2 (file manager replacement). If I mouse over the left nav pane it will scroll left and right. If I mouse over a pane that displays the contents of a drive/folder it will scroll down until it reaches the bottom.
    3. In Chrome if I'm filling attempting to select from a dropdown, the list is presented and closed super fast and I cannot select anything from the list.
    4. Several application (not all), if I right-click on something that produces a list the list is presented and immediately close.
    5. If I attempt to use SnagIt to capture something from my screen, I get the selection box, I select what I want to capture, the toolbar that I need to click to make the capture is presented but immediately closes.

    I'm running Win8.1 x64 pro for a couple of years and for the most part it has been solid.
    I have the latest Windows updates (I just checked).
    Early yesterday one of my dual monitors died. I don't think this has anything to do with the issue but just incase. The monitor is still connected to my system but is turned off. If I turn it on for a couple of seconds I can see the contents of the desktop what would be on that monitor then it goes black. I moved everything off of that monitor to the working monitor.
    • I've run a Kaspersky full scan - no problems reported
    • I've run a Malwarebytes full scan - no problems reported
    • I've run SuperAntiSpyware full scan - no problems reported
    • I've rebooted the system several time, this did not help

    Any suggestions?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    I would try disconnecting the monitor. If that has no effect, if you have a Restore Point from just prior to the start of the issue I would run it.

    Otherwise you might boot to Safe Mode and see if you still get the unwanted scrolling.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Disconnecting the monitor did not help, I restored the registry to 10/03 and this seems to have resolved part of the issue. Much thanks for the suggestions. At this point with all the other issues on my plate I feel brain dead.

    I still get the auto scroll in various windows but at least I can now use SnagIt which for me is a must have application that I use multiple times a day.

    I thought I was automatically creating system restore points each day but this is not the case. I'll have to look into this. My other option is to restore from a back-up. Assuming this has not gone south on me runs nightly. I'll check and see if I can run this.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    One utility I just installed yesterday which seems to be working well for me so far, is RollBack RX PC Home edition. It is free. It works similar to ToolWiz Time Machine. I tried TWTM but it gave errors when I tried to restore a snapshot. So I hunted around and found RollBack RX. The free Home version limits you to 7 snapshots total. The one made during install is a baseline and is locked. That leaves 6 to play with. By default it has a scheduled task to make a snapshot the first boot of the day.
    ToolWiz Time Machine allows 24 snapshots. But the advantage of Rollback is you can go back and forward in the snapshots whereas in ToolWiz once you restore a snapshot any made after that are erased. (Edit: also Rollback is still being developed whereas I think TWTM is stuck at the 2013 release.)


    The reason I looked for these is because System Restore will not work on my system. The restores fail. I use Macrium Reflect Server 6.1 for total system backup, but even with incremental backup it is a bit of a pain to boot the USB stick just to take a few files off the system. Rollback restore runs in about the same time a restore point would take.

    It may be worth a look.
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  5. #5


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    Posts : 255
    Windows 10 Pro


    Have you tried a different mouse? Ive had an issue similar to this myself and as soon as I switched to a new mouse it went away. Im thinking that one of your buttons is stuck or maybe something is going on with your scroll wheel.

    Ive seen mice fail in some really interesting ways. I had one years ago fail, however it was intermittent. It would work for a while, then suddenly the whole system would lock up solid. Not even the cursor would move. Id have to hard reset to get it to work again. I tried multiple things: Reinstalling Windows, replacing RAM along with various other things. As a last ditch effort, I changed the mouse and never had another issue with it.

    So try changing it out and see if that fixes it.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    One utility I just installed yesterday which seems to be working well for me so far, is RollBack RX PC Home edition. It is free.
    The reason I looked for these is because System Restore will not work on my system. The restores fail. I use Macrium Reflect Server 6.1 for total system backup, but even with incremental backup it is a bit of a pain to boot the USB stick just to take a few files off the system. Rollback restore runs in about the same time a restore point would take.
    After reading your post I installed Rollback Home and will test it. As you have encountered System Restore is not working on my system.
    My primary backup software on my desktop is Acronis True Image 2014. Initially when I installed it I was running Win7 and performed a test restore and it seemed to work without issues. Once a week I create a full backup and daily I create incremental backups. I use Macrium Reflect v5 for my wife's laptop and a very old Sony Vaio. For my laptop I'm using Acronis. I've used Acronis for several years and in general it has worked and I'm rather familiar with the interface and Macrium was a whole new learning curve and I have not spent much time with it. I'm not sure just what I will go with in the future.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by ArazelEternal View Post
    Have you tried a different mouse? Ive had an issue similar to this myself and as soon as I switched to a new mouse it went away. Im thinking that one of your buttons is stuck or maybe something is going on with your scroll wheel.

    Ive seen mice fail in some really interesting ways. I had one years ago fail, however it was intermittent. It would work for a while, then suddenly the whole system would lock up solid. Not even the cursor would move. Id have to hard reset to get it to work again. I tried multiple things: Reinstalling Windows, replacing RAM along with various other things. As a last ditch effort, I changed the mouse and never had another issue with it.

    So try changing it out and see if that fixes it.
    OH yes I've tried several different mice. I'm currently using a wired USB mouse and tried three Logitech wireless mice with the unifying USB adapter. Earlier tonight I disconnected the mouse, took the Logitech Anywhere mouse from my laptop, attached it to my desktop and I still have the issue. I have TeamViewer (the free version) installed on all of my PCs so I can quickly get into any of them from my desktop. From my laptop I accessed my desktop and when I use the mouse on my laptop and mouse over a window on the desktop via TeamViewer it automatically scrolls.
    Thus my thoughts are it is a software issue.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    I just noticed that SnagIt is no longer working on my desktop because of the mouse issue.

    When I performed the system restore using Acronis TI it was a bit of hell. I was not able to restore directly to my 500GB SSD (I have no idea why). I removed the SSD, installed a 1 TB HD and restored to it. I then cloned the 1 TB HD to the 500 GB SSD and was able to boot with the new restored SSD. As the restore point I went back to the 09/25 image and was surprised as to the amount of changes I had made to the system and I'm still finding changes.

    As a test, over the weekend I will try and reinstall the HD and restore to some point that is 1-2 months old just to see if the issue disappears. After that test I can possibly make a new decision.
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    Posts : 19
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    I just opened the SnagIt editor and looked at the properties for one of my latest captures and it had a date of 09/24 thus the restore I used from 09/25 may have been created just after the issue occurred. This pushes up the priority to try a restore from an earlier date. OH SHUCKS!
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  10. #10


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    @kermit please take a look at this forum for a few provisos how to use RollbackRX without mishap. An online friend of mine had the Pro version and loved it. But he told me it blew up on him seemingly without cause. Reading this forum esp. the posts about defrag and backing up snapshots, the replies have been very explicit about what will cause problems.

    I love to defrag with Auslogics but reading what happens when defrag is run I have to cool my heels a bit. Also with making a backup image, they suggest doing that before RBRX is installed because it hooks the MBR and restoring a backup will create a non-bootable system unless the MBR restored is from before the install.

    The issues can be worked around. I scanned my system to make sure it was clean after uninstalling Rollback, made an image with Macrium, then installed RBRX again. So I should be good to go.

    One nice thing about RBRX over restore points is when you boot up it flashes a screen where you can press the Home key to restore a snapshot. So theoretically as long as the MBR and the RBRX files are intact, you should be able to recover from an unbootable system in most cases.

    I like it much better than System Restore so far.
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