can not use back-forward function with touchpad slider




15 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: cticoalu, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1

I can not use the my touch pad's slider function to navigate the browser (back
and forward). however, the function up-down (scroll bar) is working with no problem.
i tried the back-forward funtion in IE and it's working just fine.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:


15 years ago
Assignee: p_ch → firefox
Component: Search → General
QA Contact: → firefox.general

Comment 1

15 years ago
I can confirm this bug.  I have a Fujitsu P5010D laptop as well as a Dell 600m
laptop that both have Alps touchpads.  Under the mouse settings in the Windows
Control Panel, there is a "gestures" section that allows back/forward
functionality using the top edge of the touchpad.  This functionality works fine
in IE and WindowsXP.  However, it does not in Firefox 1.0.

I believe this bug is also related to bug number 245302 which deals with
left/right scrolling.  The same mouse settings allow the use of the right and
bottom edges for up/down and left/right scrolling, respectively.  Only up/down
works in Firefox 1.0 while left/right does not (even though it does in IE and

Comment 2

14 years ago
I can confirm this bug.  I have a Packard Bell iGo 3000 series(model 3203) laptop
with an NEC NX touchpad.

Comment 3

14 years ago
(In reply to comment #2)
> I can confirm this bug with one difference.  I have a Sony Vaio PCG-V505DC2P
with an Alps touchpad.  Backward actually works with right-to-left action, but
left-to-right action causes the browser to go backwards one page instead of

Comment 4

14 years ago
I can also confirm this bug.  I have the following:
- Dell Latitude D600 laptop 
- ALPS touch pad
- Windows 2000

Comment 5

14 years ago
most likely a driver problem - see comments in bug 56892

Comment 6

14 years ago
I see the same problem with my Compaq Presario V2000. When I try to track, I get
the icon that looks like a mouse over a scroll bar (just like in an other
application), but it doesn't track my movements. Please fix this.

Comment 7

13 years ago
Going back to IE cause I can't use the Back slider on my Alps Touchpad.

Comment 8

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #5)
> most likely a driver problem - see comments in bug 56892

The comments in bug 56892 do not appear to address the ALPS Touchpad mouse, plus it references only those users with Netscape.  I previously used only Internet Explorer (no Netscape download at all), and I also do not have the Synaptec mouse referenced in bug 56892 (have ALPS Electric Touchpad that comes with Dell Latitude D600).

I did complete a search on my entire hard-drive looking for any ".ini" file containing anything which looked like a driver issue where I could insert the text, "Mozilla" (WT = "X") without any luck.  (FYI - this was the suggestion in bug 56892.)


Comment 9

13 years ago
I confirm this bug. I have Acer Travelmate 290 with Alps TouchPad (drivers 5.4....) with Windows XP Sp2.
Assignee: bross2 → nobody
See Miguel's attempt 56892 comment 54
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