Posts Tagged ‘TrackPoint’
I was lately working on IBM ThinkPad R51e laptop without a mouse and got annoyed that browsing webpages in Firefox is so clumsy. The problem was that I couldn’t scroll pages. The laptop has track point which theoretically should allow to scroll (press middle button and move track point), and t worked for most applications but not in one of most used one, i.e. in Firefox.
Some search brought me 2 suggestions:
- change scrolling to smooth (control panel>mouse>track point: choose scrolling for middle button setting and additionally in settings… choose smooth scroll type)
- install newest drivers
None of these worked as expected. It allowed to scroll in Firefox, but not in the way I used to and it changed behaviour of other applications (e.g. Thunderbird) in a way I couldn’t scroll there (i.e. middle button was not activating scrolling but acted as middle button click – it was opening an email in new tab).
Finally I found out the solution:
- restore old drivers
- set scroll to standard (control panel>mouse>track point: choose scrolling for middle button setting and additionally in settings… choose standard scroll type) – so now everything works as before
- edit tp4table.dat in your system (should be in c:\windows\system32\) by adding line:
before the line:
– now scrolling (including vertical) should work in Firefox