Archive for August, 2011

Scroll Wheel on Mouse quit working with “insert” browser

Here is a problem I have seen on Windows machines over the years. The scroll wheel on the mouse will quit working and it is usually with just one of the browsers and most often this happens just after an update. Often, you can plug another mouse in an it works. Weird.

After a recent Safari update, the Microsoft Mouse wouldn’t work in Safari (only) but the Ford GT Mouse (a gift from a friend that has a real GT) would. I have seen people over the years pull their hair out (me too) trying to figure this out. They un-install and re-install and still have the problem. I have tried different drivers and that sometimes fixes the concern. Here is a little tip that seems to always work.

Bring up the properties dialog for the mouse. In this case it is a Microsoft Wireless Mouse.

Click on the “Identify programs that don’t scroll corrrectly”. Another sub-dialog box will open.

In this case it was Safari that wouldn’t scroll. Click the Add… button and select the program that is causing the problem. Click Apply or OK and thats it. All better!


Ever had your iPhone put in some VERY embarrassing text via auto-correction only to discover it after you have sent it?
Well, I have! Epic Fail! And, since I use my phone for business and personal use, it is very important not to send a text to someone that can be misconstrued due to the Auto-Correction feature. So, follow the steps below if you want or need to turn this feature off. Also, if you like to
laugh, visit “DAMN YOU, AUTO CORRECT!” and you will see why more people need to turn off the Auto-Correct feature!

The left image is with Auto-Correction on. The right image, off.

Select Settings>General>Keyboard

Now you will see Auto-Correction turned “ON”. Slide the button to “OFF”.

Now when you type there won’t be any Auto-Correction. But to check a word, just press and hold for a moment and you will have the option to Select, Select All or Paste. Pick the Select option and now you will see the options of Cut, Copy, Paste or Replace. If you select Replace you will be using the dictionary for spell check.

If the word you want is there, just select it. Of course, you can just type the word.

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