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Paper Tape
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎05-13-2009
Location: Bellevue, WA
Views: 573
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Scrolling stutters in Windows

I have a W530, and one problem that has nagged me the entire time is that when I scroll either via a mouse wheel, or on the trackpad, it stutters. Scolling is very slow to get started, it jumps a tiny bit at first, then freezes for a bit, and then scrolls as it should. If I scroll up then down, or right to left, whatever I am scrolling essentially is frozen in place.

 

I have exhausted all reasonable troubleshooting... clean re-install of Windows 8, tried various different video driver versions, with and without manufacturer provided mouse drivers, different mice, with nVidia Optimus on/off, using only the dedicated GPU, using only the integrated GPU. Nothing makes a difference.

 

The only element left to consider seems to be the hardware, unless someone has a better idea.

Guru
Posts: 9,598
Registered: ‎12-26-2009
Location: CA
Views: 568
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Re: Scrolling stutters in Windows

Are certain programs affected or everywhere?

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
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Paper Tape
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎05-13-2009
Location: Bellevue, WA
Views: 566
Message 3 of 6

Re: Scrolling stutters in Windows

It affects everything to some degree, but this most noticeably occurs in IE, the Windows 8 Start Screen, and every Windows 8 Store App.
Guru
Posts: 9,598
Registered: ‎12-26-2009
Location: CA
Views: 561
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Re: Scrolling stutters in Windows

Have you tried disabling Smooth Scrolling?


W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
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Paper Tape
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎05-13-2009
Location: Bellevue, WA
Views: 545
Message 5 of 6

Re: Scrolling stutters in Windows

If I disable smooth scrolling, then only IE is bareable. Everything else still is jittery or freezes.

Guru
Posts: 9,598
Registered: ‎12-26-2009
Location: CA
Views: 528
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Re: Scrolling stutters in Windows

Try a bootable Linux CD to see if it is indeed a hardware fault.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U

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