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Scroll Bars

Scroll bars appear along the bottom or the right edge of a window when the window contains more text, graphics, or icons than it can display.

Using scroll bars, you can move up, down, left, or right in a window. Because all of the hard drive window's contents are not fully visible in the window, the scroll bars are present on the right side and the bottom of the window.

The following steps teach you how to use the scroll bars to view items not visible in the window:

  1. To see an object that is down and to the right of the viewable area of the window, point at the down arrow located on the bottom of the vertical scroll bar.
  2. Click the arrow, and the window's contents move up.
  3. Click the scroll arrow on the right side of the horizontal scroll bar, and the window's contents shift to the left.

To drag the scroll box and move quickly to a distant area of the window (top or bottom, left or right), use this technique:

  1. Point to the scroll box in the scroll bar and press and hold the left mouse button.
  2. Drag the scroll box to the new location.
  3. Release the mouse button.

Moving the scroll bar is a quick way to move through the contents of a window. To slow down the process, use a mouse click method and click the down or up arrows inside the scroll bar to move a line at a time.