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Lenovo Auto Scroll Utility - what does it do?

In the recent ThinkPad Hotkey Features Integration package, there is a new feature called AutoScroll Utility:

 

http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/81vu22ww.txt

 

In Add/Remove programs, I can see Lenovo Auto Scroll Utility.

 

What does this do?

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jason404 - X220 (my sixth ThinkPad)
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Re: Lenovo Auto Scroll Utility - what does it do?

It pushes partially off-screen windows back on-screen if you push the cursor against the edge where the window is situated.
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Re: Lenovo Auto Scroll Utility - what does it do?

Thanks! The name and the description of the utility (from Lenovo) are quite uninformative to me.

I did have a few instances over the years that the window somehow went to somewhere that I couldn't use my mouse to bring it back, it's very rare though. And I have to wonder, is it still necessary in Windows Vista/7 with the availability of the Aero Snap functionality?

It's a good thing that the utility can be uninstalled separately, not just disabled, though.

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Re: Lenovo Auto Scroll Utility - what does it do?

Yeah I couldn't figure out what it did at first either.

It doesn't serve the same function as Aero Snap, though.

One trick when your window disappears is to make it active by clicking the entry on the taskbar, hitting Alt+Space, then M, then an arrow key. This attaches the window to your cursor, and you can move it back.
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Re: Lenovo Auto Scroll Utility - what does it do?

Yes, but with Aero Snap it seems impossible for windows to stray too far away to the edge...?

Umm... I'm not sure if modal dialogs are also affected by Aero Snap.

BTW, thanks for the tip!

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Re: Lenovo Auto Scroll Utility - what does it do?

I was experiencing a problem where anytime I...

- created

- renamed

- deleted

a folder, Win Explorer would not refresh and show the results.  i.e., I would click "New Folder" on toolbar, but no new folder would appear to be created. I would have to navigate away from the containing folder then back to it, whereupon my "New folder" would then appear.

 

The Lenovo Auto Scroll service appears to have been the culprit. Using msconfig, I disabled any services that seemed like they might pertain to display, then reanabled each one-at-a-time. Auto Scroll was the problem.

 

Bye bye, Auto Scroll

 

Dave

 

-Thinkpad Helix

-Win 8

 

 

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Re: Lenovo Auto Scroll Utility - what does it do?

Today I've noticed that the CPU fan on my idle Carbon X1 (Intel i7 - 3667U @2,00GHz, 8GB RAM) is blowing like mad. Fired up the Resource Monitor to see what's the deal, and realised that this "utility" (lvvsst.exe) is constantly using from 40% to 55% of CPU time. As soon as I killed it, the fan slowed to a normal speed for idle use. Currently I have open Chrome with 30 tabs, and guess what? My CPU load is 5% to 7%...

 

I've uninstalled this "utility", and so should you...

 

I need to ask this: **bleep** Lenovo?!?!?!?