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Can you stop a user from scrolling the mouse at application, document, script or any level?

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Can you stop a user using the mouse to scroll. At the moment a scrolling mouse instead of scrolling down the page as intended, scrolls through the record set. This could cause invalid data entry.

Can you stop a user from scrolling the mouse at application, document level or in a script or at any level?
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by:weed
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Dont think so. That's controlled by the OS and the program, not the document.
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Mariano_Peterson earned 1000 total points
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You can prevent the mouse wheel from scrolling through records by locking the status bar.  This has to be done via a script (Toggle Status bar, hide, locked).

Unfortunately, this has the side effect of preventing your users from viewing the record browser rolodex, from seeing the continue button during paused scripts, and from navigating the record set using keyboard shortcuts like <ctrl + up> and <ctrl + down>.
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by:naubrey
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Thanks Mariano again
The tradeoff is worth it as I have found the rolodex non-intuitive with novice users any how.
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by:equinoxer
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I have the same problem (my employees make too many mistakes with data entry) but locking the status bar is simly not an alternative in my case.
Is there really no other way to solve this problem? (without having to replace the actual mouses throughout the building ...)

Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks!

// Equinoxer
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by:Mariano_Peterson
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I don't believe there is.  Although, you might be able to write your own plug-in that intercepts mouse events and blocks the scroll wheel event.
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by:equinoxer
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I have found a solution! By uninstalling the mouseware (Logitech Cordless in my case), the mouse looses its wheel function but the buttons still work. The drawback is obvious; you loose the wheel function not only in Filemaker but in every other program you use ...
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