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Dragging a (Windows) scrollbar only works as long as the cursor is not too far away from the scrollbar itself. How can I 'fix' this bevaviour? Is there some kind of threshold in the registry?

Tip: to see this behavior: click on a scrollbar (dont' release the mouse button) and move up/down. This works, as long as you don't move too much to the left.

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It's not a bug, it's a feature.

No, seriously. Sometimes I'm somewhere in the middle of a long document and I want to briefly look at something far away without losing my place. I grab the scrollbar with the mouse, move to the part I want to look at, then move the mouse to the side before letting go of the button. This gets me back to where I was originally so I can continue reading.

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This is exactly why I love that feature. +1 for that. – Martin Apr 15 '10 at 7:15
    
Ok, it's a feature. But is there a setting somewhere to disable it? – compie Apr 19 '10 at 10:13
    
@compie: no sorry not that I know of. – Hugh Allen Apr 19 '10 at 11:57

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