Firefox browser automatically scrolling

Samsung N130 black netbook
June 28, 2010 at 13:40:42
Specs: Windows XP
I use Firefox as my main internet browser. I'm occasionally coming across a problem where the internet page I'm viewing will suddenly start scrolling - all by itself, without me doing anything.

For example, just a moment ago I was reading a webpage, not touching my mouse or keyboard and suddenly the page decided to scroll down to the bottom. I couldn't do anything to stop the scrolling.

I have also noticed this on the odd occasion I have used Google maps. I will be searching a location, and when the map appears, the screen will suddenly start scrolling sideways across the map (to the left).

Nothing I do stops the scrolling - I can move the scrollbar buttons, but they just go back to scrolling. All I can do is close the browser screen and start again.

It doesn't happen every time, but often enough to be annoying.

I have run a virus scan and checked everything I can think to check, but all seems fine.

If anyone has any clues as to what the problem is, I'd be grateful to hear it. Is it a Firefox issue? Something else?


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June 28, 2010 at 14:10:08
I had that happen to me quite a few times. You have to wait for the page to completely load. If your scrolling down or have scrolled down before the page loads, when it does load, it will follow your command.

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June 28, 2010 at 14:13:09
HI there,

Have you tried internet explorer ? If the problem does not

appear while you are using internet explorer then un-install

firefox and then reboot system and then install firefox again.

May be this can help you to get rid of automatic scrolling


Best of luck

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