Win10 - File Explorer "jumps" to top of folder

I've been using Windows 10 for a couple days now, and this is something that's been continuously occurring since the upgrade and is fairly annoying.

In File Explorer, if the folder I'm in contains enough files that there's a scroll bar, it won't let me stay scrolled down. The folder view will "jump" back to the first files in the folder after a few seconds. This occurs no matter how far down in the folder I am. I tried changing the View option to see if setting it to a horizontally-scrolling view would stop it from moving, but it still pops back to the beginning of the folder. In order to ensure it's not me accidentally scrolling with my laptop's touchpad, I have scrolled down and then completely taken my hands away from the computer, and it still moves back up after a few seconds. The movement isn't slow, as if it was scrolled back up, but occurs immediately.

Any way to determine why it's happening or what I can do to stop it?

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Found the culprit!!!

Turn off the Automatic Accent Color for your backgrounds! Each time the accent changes it resets your folder views to the top of the screen. After I turned the feature off, no more jumping.  { I take tips . . .  :-) }

Microsoft techs, if you are listening, PLEASE fix this bug!!! It is annoying, to say the least while trying not to drop into vulgarities, while searching through folders containing many files to have the screen jump you back to the beginning. It is hard to believe such a simple flaw escaped all notice during the development of this upgrade, and especially while your engineers were working on this feature. This is not an example of professionalism.

Please fix it. I actually enjoyed the feature, I use a background switching program and dual monitors . . . having the accent switch with the backgrounds enhances the experience pretty well  (I have it set to switch every 30 seconds).

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Last updated December 6, 2021 Views 41,610 Applies to: