From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.0rc2) Gecko/20020512 Netscape/7.0b1 BuildID: 2002052306 On all Dell and other Manus. laptops which use Synaptics touchpads, ie a lot of them, mouse scrolling does not work by default. There is a fix, but it need to be documented in the release notes under "Mouse wheel scrolling". Currently all Dell, Compaq etc laptop users will lose the ability to scroll web pages if they switch to Mozilla. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Try to scroll a web page on a laptop with a Synaptics touchpad. 2. 3. The fix is to edit the file c:\program files\synaptics\syntp\syntpenh.ini Copy the line that says: [Netscape Navigator/Communicator] WT = "*Netscape 6*" SF = 0x10000000 ST |= 0x00004000 and put this below it [Mozilla] WT = "*Mozilla*" SF = 0x10000000 ST |= 0x00004000 It does not fix scrolling for all Moz apps ,ie scrolling in mail may not always work, but at least scrolling will now work for web browsing.
On my Dell Inspiron 4100 with Windows XP Home Edition, the only *Netscape 6* entry in my Synaptics INI file is [Netscape Navigator/Communicator] WT = "*Netscape 6*" SF = 0x10000000 SF |= 0x00004000 This doesn't quite match the settings given in the example. I copied those lines and as a result added the following section: [Mozilla] WT = "*Mozilla*" SF = 0x10000000 SF |= 0x00004000 This makes my touch pad work just fine. I don't know the significance of SF versus ST, etc., but I wanted to mention this anyway. - Bill
Sorry your right it shold be SF and NOT ST. I was a bit bleary eyed when I wrote that. FYI I am using the latest Synaptics driver as of the day I posted.
Michael, this does not affect _all_ Dell laptop users with synaptics touchpads. I've never made the change you suggest on my Latitude CPxJ and touchpad scrolling has worked for me for quite a while.
Have a look at this thread which I missed, perhaps this should be reopened since it is apparently not completely fixed. Ie in email and in other situtations where the word Mozilla is pushed too far right in the browser title, scrolling ceases to work. http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=56892 Also note as per my original intent, I still believe this workaround should be linked to in the release notes.
Found a fix linux scrolling as well! This page http://mobilix.org/touchpad_driver.html has a synaptics driver for X that among other things activates the "right side scrolling" for touchpads. I just installed it on a stock Redhat 7.3 laptop install and it works great. Mozilla along with Konq and all of my X apps now scroll.
Created attachment 98402 [details] FIX for Synaptics Touchpad Scrolling Bug In Mozilla 1.x & Netscape 7.x This bug was reported early in 2002 when the later 0.9x or the beginning of the 1.x builds were starting to be propogated. There was a report in bugzilla on a fix for the Mozilla Browser that required a modification to the .ini file. However, I will have to go through the archives of my e-mail to find the actual fix. Please note, this is the same bug that Netscape 7.x suffers from however, this fix will only work with Mozilla Only browsers. Anyone who needs this fix, please e-mail me with your request to: email@example.com. Good Luck. Scot Michaels
This is fixed in some versions of the Synaptics driver. The new driver includes the following in SynTPEnh.ini: [Mozilla] FC = "MozillaWindowClass" SF = 0x10000000 SF |= 0x00004000 Note that this does not rely on the word "Mozilla" to be in the title bar so is more reliable than the previous suggestion. I do not know if this is incorporated into all Synaptics drivers. Mine is an OEM version called "IBM ThinkPad UltraNav Driver Version 220.127.116.11".
Hi Nathan, that must be a vendor specific fix. The latest drivers from Synaptic's website US6018XP_2.zip which is for XP does not have that, it only contains a entry for Netscape and Netscape 6. As posted above, to get Mozilla to work on my Dell Inspiron 4000 I've had to manually edit Syntpenh.ini. But the great news is that that entry works perfectly :-) Like you said it no longer requires Mozilla to appear in the titlebar. I have tested with Mail and Composer and scrolling works as it should. I'm glad there is a resolution to this which doesn't rely on the titlebar. Thanks for posting it.
What should the release note say?
*Known Problems* : Keyboard and Mouse blah Mouse wheel scrolling blah Synaptics touchpad Window: Synaptics touchpad scrolling is not enabled for Mozilla by default. To activate the feature, open the file c:\program files\synaptics\syntp\syntpenh.ini with Notepad. Add the following text and save the file: [Mozilla] FC = "MozillaWindowClass" SF = 0x10000000 SF |= 0x00004000
Reassigning to Dawn, who works on the Release Notes more than I. ml
Two minor nits: 1. "Window:" should be "Windows:" 2. A reboot is required for the changes to take effect.
I have a samsung p10 laptop with a synaptics touchpad. All I had to do to get "mousewheel" - ie dragging finger along the right edge of the pad - functionality under Mozilla 1.3a (winxp home edition) was to install the latest drivers I found on the synaptics website (http://www.synaptics.com/support/downloads.cfm#drivers)
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two more minor nits: 1) c:\program files\synaptics\syntp\syntpenh.ini is only one possible location for the SynTPEnh.ini file. The path depends on your Windows' language (i.e. german Windows calls it C:\Programme\... ), and on the chosen install options for Synaptics drivers and Windows itself. Maybe just tell people to search for SynTPEnh.ini on their system. 2) regarding Comment #13 From Nathan Silva: A reboot is not necessarily required. It is sufficient to terminate & restart the running "SynTPEnh.exe", i.e. from Task Manager. However, for unexperienced users, a reboot will be the easiest way to activate the .ini changes
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I have an IBM ThinkPad 390E and it runs on Windows 98. Mozilla (and the Netscape 7.1 browser) does not allow me to use my third button that, when held down, allows mouse scrolling in a browser (and elsewhere). I looked in C:\Program Files, but there is no folder/directory for Synaptics and I can't find the file syntpenh.ini elsewhere on my C drive either. Is there a different fix for Think Pads? I read what Nathan posted, but I couldn't find anything on my Think Pad like he describes. Please Help!
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It still does not work with Thunderbird or Firefox - are there any workarounds? I tried to replace "Mozilla" with "Firefox" or "Thunderbird" - it did not work. BTW - can some1 explain why this is a driver issue - how can a driver not suport a GUI compliant program?
same problem, synaptics touchpad scrolling mouse rendered inoperative in Firefox 1.02 on Compaq presario x1000. i clicked on the link for the 'fix" attachment, but it is incomprehensible to me. THis is a VERY COMMON ISSUE, with many bug reports. KINDLY provide a fix asap!
Unfortunately, now I can see, that the problem was caused by touchpad driver update (with Windows optional update). It was update to v7.12.7 from v18.104.22.168. Only after a full removal (simple removal did not help, I had to clean reg by hands) of the new version and the old version installation, problem was solved. I should underline, that mentioned above .ini file for both driver versions contain [Mozilla] FC = "MozillaWindowClass" SF = 0x10000000 SF |= 0x00004000 but it does not help... - I tried to change [Netscape...] record as it was described above, but it did not help either.
maybe this is a little too late, and maybe the newest version of synaptics' driver has solved it, but for those people who still using 10.2.xxx hacked driver in order to get multitouch/chiral/momentum features, you can always type this command: taskkill /im SynTPEnh.exe into a notepad and save it as .bat, then put this file into startup folder. this command doesn't actually SynTPEnh.exe process, as you soon will find out. But somehow it enables you to use Chiral feature in Firefox, that's the most important thing. Isn't it?