Weird technical issues in Windows
I'm starting this thread as a place to report on small oddities and their possible fixes for Windows.
For months my boss has been having a weird issue where certain parts of her screen would pull in ghost images of the windows behind the primary window. The only way to get it to go away was to close all of the windows and relaunch.
Well today she noticed just before it happened that she got the up/down arrow that one gets when clicking the scroll wheel (though she never understood why she was getting it).
Just after seeing that icon and then scrolling (which was her goal, scroll through an Excel spreadsheet) her screen went crazy.
She decided to try cntrl + Z (undo) and the problem went away. Clearly something weird is going on when she click scrolls.
I asked her if she always 'clicks' while scrolling and she said yes. I asked her to stop clicking and instead be feather light on the scroll wheel and see if the problem goes away.
This is the second time a person has had an issue in the last 2 years with click scrolling - I guess it's just not obvious enough that clicking is it's own thing, and scrolling is a separate action.
Time for some training.