How to Fix Scroll on Laptop

By Nina Nixon

Laptop scrolling helps you to get where you want to go, faster. Typically, you can scroll up or down a few lines. You can even scroll one page or screen at a time. If you find yourself spending extra time to repeat a certain pattern of scrolling, it may be best to fix things in order to better suit your needs. The result is enhanced productivity, decreased frustration and a better, customized computing experience. These simple steps show you how to make your scrolling uniquely your own.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Office 2003 or later

Adjust Your Mouse to Scroll Settings

Step 1

Click "Start," then click "Run."

Step 2

Type "main.cpl" in the "Open" text box.

Step 3

Go to the "Wheel" tab and select either option "the following number of lines at a time" that you would like your mouse to scroll and then choose between 1 -100; or select option "One screen at a time," which is the same as paging up or down.

Step 4

Click "Apply" and then click "OK."

Adjust Scrolling Within a Document

Step 1

Open the document in the program it was created in.

Step 2

Select "Tools" from the toolbar menu, then select "Options."

Step 3

Go to the "View" tab and either check or remove the check for one or both of the boxes next to "Horizontal scroll bar" and "Vertical scroll bar."

Tips & Warnings

  • If a document or its scrolling feature is password-protected, you may not be able to reset scrolling, based on the level of document protection.
  • You may need administrative privileges in order to adjust scrolling in some programs.
  • These tips apply to Microsoft Office programs such as Project, Excel and Word. Please refer to Microsoft's Website for more information.

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