Using a touch-screen device on a site with a horizontal scroll bar and an embedded video: I find it extremely difficult to scroll the video's time bar. The horizontal scroll bar conflicts. Is there a work-around to this?

Here's a 1 minute video example:


EDIT: This happens on Chrome and Firefox too: https://www.dropbox.com/s/dw7qg3w8julfzfk/surface-2.mp4?dl=0


You are using Edge, which is well-known for such problems. I list below the usual advice that is given by Microsoft for such complaints, although do not expect miracles.

  • Clear browsing history
    In Microsoft Edge, select Hub > History > Clear all history. Select Browsing history and Cached data and files, and then select Clear.

  • Clear all browsing data
    In Microsoft Edge, select Hub > History > Clear all history. Select all the boxes, and then select Clear.

  • Repair or reset Microsoft Edge
    Repairing the browser won't affect anything, but resetting will remove history, cookies, and any settings you might have changed. You'll find these options in Settings > Apps > Microsoft Edge > Advanced options.

  • Reset Edge the hard way
    Delete the contents of this folder: C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe, or for safety just stash them somewhere else. This requires Administrator permission.

  • Reset edge to default settings via reinstall
    Open PowerShell as Administrator and execute this command :

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose}

If no solution can be found within Edge, you could always try another browser. I would recommend using Chrome or Firefox. Chrome is currently the best in multi-threading parallel execution, so might best fit your needs.

  • I tried on fresh installs of Chrome and Firefox. They didn't work either. Proof here: dropbox.com/s/dw7qg3w8julfzfk/surface-2.mp4?dl=0 – abcjme May 28 '18 at 20:55
  • What is the tablet? It looks as if when a video is being played, it just about uses the entire CPU. – harrymc May 29 '18 at 5:25
  • What gives you the impression that the whole CPU is being used? It's a Surface Book 2, with an i7 and 16 gb of RAM. – abcjme May 29 '18 at 16:15
  • The freeze is abnormal. Maybe a bad codec. – harrymc May 29 '18 at 16:27
  • It never froze. Tapping the video can act as play or pause. Because it wouldn't register my scrolling attempts, it was treating them as taps instead. – abcjme May 30 '18 at 5:32

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