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When I use the mouse wheel in Chrome (15.0.865.0) to scroll in most text area boxes (even in the questions with similar titles area in SU as I am writing this), I can scroll far beyond the text, and the scrollbars keep shrinking.

Is this normal behavior? How can I fix this?

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No, that's not normal. (I'm sure I've seen it before, but it was once in a while.) <br /> Does it happen in other browser? What version of Chrome are you using? Does it happen in all pages? Can you try a different mouse? – Bobson Sep 4 '11 at 19:21
It cannot be the mouse, edited post to contain chrome version, does not happen in IE 9. – soandos Sep 4 '11 at 19:32
I have not seen this myself. Have you noticed that Chrome makes text input boxes resizable? There is a gadget in the bottom right corner. – paradroid Sep 4 '11 at 19:32
Don't think this is the same thing, and I don't know what gadget you are talking about – soandos Sep 4 '11 at 19:42

Whenever you experience strange behaviour such as this try going through a few steps to exclude other factors. Try them in the order of least difficulty.

  • Check your add-on/extensions in Chrome go to chrome://extensions/ disable/remove anything to do with scrolling/auto page loading such as eg 'AutoPatchWork'
  • Try to remove other extensions that do any page specific manipulation
  • There are sometimes cross-tab issues check if you have other plug-ins active in other tabs that could be a problem, flash/silverlight/pdf/etc
  • Specific mouse software that has scrolling control features.
  • Update to a beta version of Chrome, or downgrade to a stable version.
  • Close all tabs and re-start the browser.
  • Reboot your machine (just for completeness of the list).
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None of these solved the issue. – soandos Sep 5 '11 at 5:06
@soandos Try creating a new windows profile, and installing chrome under that user as a different test case to see if it's also an issue in a slightly cleaner environment? – Nick Josevski Sep 7 '11 at 2:08
No change. Not sure why that would ever make a difference. – soandos Sep 7 '11 at 2:23

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