09-26-2008 03:34 PM
09-26-2008 09:15 PM
Raven, this may not be what is happening with you, but it has happened with me.
During times of high cpu usage, the +/- tab does not respond quickly. This leads to two seemingly odd possibilities:
1. If you click on the + and nothing happens, then click on it again, after a time, it will suddenly pop down then up again.
2. If you click on the + then try to get a response elsewhere, nothing will happen. This seems to be that when the software is ready to respond, it only grabs the last mouse action. Clicking anywhere else (even dead space) after the click on the + will negate the click on the + and you will not see any response.
Additionally, there is the following.
3. If you click on the +, hold the key down, then move it else without releasing the key, the click will not register. This is because programmers have an option about a key response. The software can respond to a downclick or the release of the downclick. The former is more immediately responsive but it doesn't allow a user to correct a slip of the finger. Most programmers opt for the second choice. Interestingly, MS uses the first strategy in its Windows Explorer Bar.
09-27-2008 06:35 AM
09-27-2008 09:31 AM
Raven, the only places I have "+/-" options are on the config menus.
On the "total items scanned" and that page, there is an indicator ">>" that you can "click down" on to instantly drop the menu. I have no problems with that on my computer at all, not even first usage.
09-27-2008 09:38 AM - edited 09-27-2008 09:44 AM