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Scrolling using mouse

  1. Feb 24, 2005 #1
    When I am reading stuff with a mouse that has a scroll wheel, sometimes I like to arrange the mouse pointer so that I can roll the scroll wheel up and down and have the pointer always land _between_ lines of text (in non-text space, so I don't get the text selector pointer) as the document scrolls. Sometimes I use the arrow keys for the same thing. Does anyone else do that?
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  3. Feb 24, 2005 #2


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    I just print it. I hate reading a lot online.

    I just make sure the pointer is out of the way if I had to read an article not worth printing, but then again if it is not worth printing, it probably isn't worth reading.
  4. Feb 24, 2005 #3
    Well, even just on physicsforums I do this all the time. You have to scroll a lot anyway and I try to scroll so my cursor goes through the thick of the text without ever turning into that vertical text line.
  5. Feb 24, 2005 #4
    I have no clue what you are talking about. I use the scroll wheel, but don't have a problem with it turning into a text line cursor. in fact I like the text line cursor.
  6. Feb 24, 2005 #5
    The vertical text line spoils the harmony and constancy of the pointer cursor, shocking it from its reverie.
  7. Feb 24, 2005 #6
    yes, I can see how that could be considered troublesome. in fact, YARRRRRGH! Nay, you still spit bile! AVAST! ARRR
  8. Feb 24, 2005 #7
    I know exactly what you're talking about!!

    Haha, I do it all the time too..!
  9. Feb 25, 2005 #8


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    Oh, whew! :rolleyes: At least there's a good reason.

    I was beginning to worry you might be suffering from OCD. :frown:
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