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    Question Bizarre

    Just had a strange problem here, on my mouse I have a wheel to scroll the screen up and down. Well I was just reading a thread and turned the wheel to scroll down but the page didn't scroll, instead the size of all the lettters got bigger! Turned the wheel the other way and they got smaller! Anyone else experienced this phenonema. I shut the window and opened another one and now it works normal again. I don't see how my mouse can be accessing the font size as there is not font control in the internet explorer window.
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    mhm, MS software - what do you aspect? ;-)

    but if this happens once and not again - why bothering?

    i mean as programmer you should know that software somtimes do strange things... ;-)
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    IE font control

    Acturaly IE does have font control. Go to View and look down the list. You should see "Text Size" with a additional linked menu, with text sizes that supersede what the Webmaster put it as :-)

    A word of warning those most pages look like crap without the defult setting.

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    I don't have it!!
    Well... maybe I don't have a scroll mouse.
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    that's happened to me a LOT...

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    Yeah, if you hold ctrl and scroll, it changes font size. Maybe something is wrong with your keyboard. I use to have a problem, that sometimes if I pressed alt, shift, or ctrl, it would think I'm HOLDING it down. Oh well.
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    It scared me a bit when it happened, thought I'd been drinkin too much cheap beer!!! Everthing changing size all the time.

    Yeah, if you hold ctrl and scroll, it changes font size. Maybe something is wrong with your keyboard. I use to have a problem, that sometimes if I pressed alt, shift, or ctrl, it would think I'm HOLDING it down.
    Now you mention it I did have a problem with the tab key.
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    Not only has this happened to me, but I now believe that my mouse is possessed!

    Every now and again, it goes dyslexic and confuses its buttons, thinking that when I press the left button, I really meant to press the right button, giving me the pop-up menu and all.

    Gonna have to find a priest to perform an exorcism...
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    strangely enough, that happens to me too...

    we need to find a priest who specializes in the mouse religion... there is a pulterguiest in mine, i am led to believe.

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    LoL, if you are using the default mouse driver that comes with Windows, you might see if your mouse's website has a few drivers you can download. Also, have you tried cleaning it?
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    Maybe my mouse's soul has been displaced by AE's poltergeist.

    Perhaps I shall seek the assistance of a Reiki master to give my mouse some much needed energy, then consult a transcendental meditation guru to search my poor mousie's soul.


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    My mouse randomly switches buttons on me, too!!

    :screams in horror as his mouse jumps up and down and tries to strangle him with its cord:

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    Sounds like we're gonna need a mass mouse exorcism.

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    > then consult a transcendental meditation guru to search my poor mousie's soul

    coincidentally we have one here...
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    I have the microsoft inteli mouse with the scroll wheel on my desktop and pressing control and the wheel will change the font sizes. The problem is sometimes I can't get them to change back without re-starting my computer. Now the scroll buttons on my laptop quit working and I have no idea what's up with that. I give up.

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