I solved it.
the scrolling desktop is no longer a problem. I simply removed the Nvidia card and installed another make and model. When all is said and done I refuse to go back to windows to get 3d acceleration. As Nvidia can't readilly provide it I shall no longer use their cards, both at home and work, not until they permit development of an open driver *with particular emphais on one which works*.
P.S. get your act together and provide/permit GPL drivers :P