Why Does My Mouse Pointer Slow Down When it Scrolls in My Internet Explorer Favorites Folder?


Internet Explorer is a Web browser created by Microsoft. While using Internet Explorer, you may have witnessed a pause or slowing of activity from your mouse while scrolling through your Favorites folder. Microsoft offers a few fixes to alleviate this issue.

Mouse Malfunction

  • Dust and other particles can build up around the laser or wheel of your mouse. This obstructs the laser or wheel from moving correctly on your desk or flat surface, which slows down your mouse pointer while using Internet Explorer.

Internet Explorer Security Updates

  • The Microsoft Internet Explorer security updates are free, ongoing patches that constantly correct flaws or bugs in their Internet Explorer Web browser. Not having Microsoft's required security updates can cause a slowing or pause of functions while scrolling through your Favorites folder in Internet Explorer.

Add-Ons and Toolbars

  • Internet Explorer offers many add-ons and additional toolbars. Having out-of-date add-ons or toolbars can slow down the performance of your Internet Explorer.

Your Computer's RAM

  • Your computer has random access memory (RAM) that stages the data on your computer to be processed. Your computer's RAM directly effects the processing capabilities when using Internet Explorer. If your RAM malfunctioning or too low, this will cause a slowness or pause of activity when using Internet Explorer.

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