On Aug 4, 1:12*pm, "Synapse Syndrome" <syna...@NOSPAMsyndrome.me.uk>
> "eganders" <egand...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> Vista Windows explorer and some other Microsoft components with
> columns and lists still do not use mouseover to activate the scroll
> wheel. *Unless you click on the window, the scroll wheel scrolls the
> last window that you clicked and scrolled in. *WHY IS THAT. *It seems
> logically intuitive that if you have the mouse arrow in a window THAT
> is where your focus is and where you expect to see the column or list
> to MOVE when you move the scroll wheel. *To move the contents of a
> window that may not even be visible on the screen and the arrow is not
> even near seems unbelievably non-intuitive to me. *Many other
> applications have changes and only move the window that the mouse
> arrow is over. *Why cant explorer work in this logical way.
> Is there any way to FORCE Windows Explorer to move only the column
> that the mouse arrow is in?
> You can make Windows mouse act like XMouse in X11/*nix.
> I think there is a setting for it in the Ease of Access Centre as well.
This is not exactly what I am asking for. I don't want the WINDOW
that the mouse is over to pop up to the top to be the window being
controlled (unless I click the mouse on it). What I am talking about
is basically the Windows Explorer characteristic where the right pane
is scrolled by the scrollwheel even though the mouse is over the left
pane. The panes are both in the same window. If you want to scroll a
pane in the Windows Explorerer, you have to left click on the pane
before the scrollwheel will scroll the list in that pane. If you want
to scroll the left pane and click the mouse to do it, you will end up
opening up that folder and display its contents in the right pane
which you many not want to do.
If you want to see what I mean, check out how Yahoo Mail works. If
your mouse is over the "from"/"subject" pane (the top pane), you can
scroll through your messages. If your mouse is over the bottom pane
(the message content window), you can scroll through the message
content. You don't have to click the left button in that pane to
"activate" it, you just have to have the mouse pointer over it.