erratic scroll wheel behaviour




9 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: paule, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

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(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2011-2-25])



9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv: Gecko/20090803 Fedora/3.5.2-2.fc11 Firefox/3.5.2
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv: Gecko/20090803 Fedora/3.5.2-2.fc11 Firefox/3.5.2

For some reason, when in firefox, if I use the scroll wheel of my trackball explorer 1, if I scroll up, firefox moves to a previous window. Scrolling down is fine. This problem shows up in thunderbird as well, but in none of the other applications on my machine.

Reproducible: Always
Does the info at this URL help?

Comment 2

9 years ago
Unfortunately no. I am using FC11 and none of the commands apply, and mouse configuration is not stored in xorg.conf

Comment 3

8 years ago
I hit this same bug (scrolling up often causes firefox to jump 'back' or 'forward' to the previous or next page).  I think this is related to using a KVM switch, as I usually notice it after I have been switching between different computers on the KVM switch.  I have seen this bug on windows XP (as early as 2006 and since then) and today on Linux (firefox 3.0.16 on Ubuntu 9.04).

I found the instructions at
worked great.  Here is the solution (you will lose the mouse after the 1st command and get it back after the second command):

sudo rmmod psmouse
sudo modprobe psmouse rate=100 proto=imps

After running these commands the weird behavior was gone.
Reporter, are you still seeing this issue with Firefox 3.6.13 or later in safe mode or a fresh profile? If not, please close. These links can help you in your testing.
Also, ensure you update all your plugins (Flash, Reader, java, quicktime, etc) to the latest version available on the vendor's website.
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2011-2-25]
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Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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