Firefox (35.0.01) drop down boxes (combobox?) are unusable on my machine. E.g with the mini-search box at the top right, as I type, the box expands and shows info, b… (read more)
Firefox (35.0.01) drop down boxes (combobox?) are unusable on my machine. E.g with the mini-search box at the top right, as I type, the box expands and shows info, but disappears almost immediately. The only way I can interact with these is to either know in advance the box contents, so I can type a character that matches, then it selects the correct entry, or try to catch the expanded box by moving mouse into it before the box collapses.
My suspicion is that Windows 7 itself is contributing to this behaviour, as I have trouble with scroll bars also (always try to scroll to bottom, or to right) in normal windows (I've had to use regedit to temporarily stop this, but something resets the values eventually, and the problem reappears).
Items concerned are HLEY_CURRENT_USER/Control Panel/Desktop/WheelScrollChars and WheelScollLines. If these are non-zero, the scroll behaviour described above occurs.
I also find that vertical scrolling, even with regedit fix, is still jumpy (by using the scroll bar as opposed to the small arrows at either end of the widget).
I've tried using different mouse hardware ... same problem.
Final problems (now fixed):
- shift key was acting as "go back a page in browsing history".
- double click stopped its usual behaviour in Windows / Java ...
I note that using this scroll bar here (writing this message) the behaviour is smooth, whereas in Eclipse, the behaviour is jumpy.
All of the above started after I had a Windows Explorer crash. I bought registry repair software (speedzooka) that found a load of issues, but still the above is occurring.
Any help much appreciated!