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Mac OS X has spoiled me with the ability to scroll to any point I click on a scrollbar. In Windows XP, I cannot find a native option to enable this same behavior.

For example, if I'm viewing a long webpage (or PDF, etc.) and I click a point on the scrollbar more than one viewport height away, I can scroll directly to that point in a single click under OS X. In XP, instead it scrolls one page length at a time closer to that point which makes browsing long documents a pain. I want the "scroll to click" functionality without having to drag the scrollbar.

I have gone through the appropriate control panels and Tweak UI app of Powertoys to no avail.

I do not have any 3rd-party mouse software installed.

How can I do it?

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Hold shift, then click on that point in the scrollbar. It will take you there directly.

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    Damn, 8 seconds away from answering my first Windows question. :P Upvoted! – NReilingh Aug 3 '10 at 14:29
  • Sorry! You can take the next one :) – JNK Aug 3 '10 at 14:31
  • I should clarify: I want this to be the default behavior when I click on on a scrollbar. Is there a Registry setting or app that allows this? – Taylor Edmiston Aug 3 '10 at 15:55
  • I'm not aware of any, and I can't find any through searching. There probably is going to be a program to mac-like behavior, but I doubt you can get one that only affects scrollbars. – JNK Aug 3 '10 at 16:08
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    That would be fine. I'll leave this open for a bit in case one turns up. – Taylor Edmiston Aug 3 '10 at 16:24

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