Scrolling through Dropdown-Menu Does Not Work in Windows 10

Updated Jan 26, 2021

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

I am using a case structure in LabVIEW which has so many different cases that the dropdown-menu does not fit on the screen and I have to scroll through it. In Windows 7 I could easily scroll through the dropdown-menu, but unfortunately this does not work anymore in Windows 10. What is the reason of this behaviour and how can I scroll through large dropdown-menus in LabVIEW on a Windows 10 PC again?


The reason of this behaviour is the default setting for the mouse in Windows 10. By default the setting Scroll inactive windows when I hover over them in the Windows settings is turned on. If you switch this setting off, you can scroll again through large dropdown-menus. You can switch this setting off doing the following steps:
  1. Open the Windows Start Menu
  2. Open the Windows Settings by clicking on the gearwheel symbol in the Windows Start Menu
  3. In the Windows Settings panel click on Devices
  4. Click on Mouse & Touchpad on the left side of the window
  5. Switch Scroll inactive windows when I hover over them off: