Windows 7 Explorer left or right hand pane menu scrolling focus only works after clicking an item

The new windows 7 explorer will not allow mouse wheel scroll function over left or right panes until you have actually selected an item on the left or right hand pane for the first time. This is even when the Windows Explorer window has the focus. This is a deviation from Windows XP mouse wheel scroll function where it would immediately allow scrolling when hovering over the left or right panes when the window is in focus

Ultimately this adds another click to every time you open windows explorer and is annoying
 

Question Info


Last updated October 15, 2018 Views 9,450 Applies to:
Answer

So this same issue was getting the better of me and I found this... http://antibody-software.com/web/software/software/wizmouse-makes-your-mouse-wheel-work-on-the-window-under-the-mouse/  

Initial testing suggests it does exactly what we're chasing here (i.e. scroll by cursor location rather than selection location).

Interested to know how others find it.

2 people were helped by this reply

·

Did this solve your problem?

Sorry this didn't help.

Great! Thanks for marking this as the answer.

How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

How satisfied are you with this response?

Thanks for your feedback.