06-09-2010 01:45 AM
I've tried the following free scripts and the both work fine with the USB keyboard trackpoint:
Marble Mouse Scroll Wheel, or just Marble Scroll, is a small program designed to simulate a scroll wheel on any trackball or mouse without one. It was specifically designed for the Logitech Marble Mouse but can work with any standard mouse or trackball. It is designed for Windows 2000 and up.
A tiny AutoHotkey script that allows you to scroll using middle button.
06-14-2010 09:29 AM - edited 06-14-2010 09:32 AM
farhaddad, thanks a lot! This is exactly what I've been looking for, and from what I can tell, it works perfectly (even in my 64 bit Windows)! It's amazing that the solution is this easy and that Lenovo wasn't able to deliver something nearly as perfect as this little (free!) tool. It even works with all the drop-down menus in Firefox and with GTK applications! You made my day! Thanks again!
Edit: In combination with Taekwindow it even lets you scroll in non-focused windows.
10-08-2010 12:18 AM
I just noticed that Lenovo has released v1.05 of their Windows driver. At least on my part, this new release enables scrolling in almost all of the programs that I use during my work day. Qt Creator is the odd one out that doesn't scroll.
Why, oh why did they have to change the old tp4table.dat -way!?! It was so easy to tweak non-scrolling apps to working via that file. I guess this is what they call 'progress'.
11-03-2010 12:01 PM - edited 11-10-2010 10:44 PM
farhaddad or Slang could you explain how to make either of those utilities work? Neither is doing anything for me.
edit: Ok now I see I needed to disable middle button functions in the device properties window. Both are ok, neither perfect. I think I'll use marble scroll until we get a true fix.
11-15-2010 10:53 AM
If anyone is having trouble scrolling in iTunes even with Marble Mouse Scroll Wheel try installing iTunes 64. I thought I had 64 installed but I guess last time it updated it installed 32. Scrolling wasn't working at all in 32 but now that I reinstalled the 64 bit version scrolling works perfectly.
12-11-2010 10:25 AM - edited 12-11-2010 10:29 AM
For the problem where the Trackpoint scroll sends a Ctrl-K and causes trouble in Firefox by scrolling the web search toolbar box rather than the web page itself, the tip from Albori worked for me too. Thanks! Just remap the Web search key from Ctrl-K to Ctrl-Shift-K or disable it altogether. Here's the link: http://mozilla.dorando.at/keyconfig.xpi
01-20-2011 11:10 AM
I could see almost the same situation with this keyboard on lenovo systems. However after debuging I detected that the issue was the Original Ultranav Driver, which was still using the older library files from the Synaptic pointing device driver. Which is not ok, when you want to use the external Kybrd with the Touchpad and trackpoint.
So if someone could test this, which BTW worked perfectly by me, then that would be great:
- make sure, that following applications/driver are up to date:
= Power Manager
= Power Management driver
= Hotkey Utility
- uninstall Ultranav Utility and also the driver which is shown as "Synaptic pointing device driver"
* reboot the machine
- install the latest version of Ultranav driver(22.214.171.124) and ultranav utility (2.13.0)
* reboot the machine
- once the machine is fully loaded, make sure, that the in Programs and Features the Ultranav Driver is detected with the correct name (ThinkPad Ultranav Driver version: 126.96.36.199)
- if the above is met connect the external USB Keyboard with the Trackpoint
- let the OS to install the driver automatically
NOTE: Do NOT install any additional driver/application for this device.
NOTE2: It is not sufficient to perform and update of the Ultranav driver, as there are still certain config files left on the system, after the update was done, which are still not allowing the USB Kybrd to work correctly. The files are just updated. Therefore it needs to perform the steps as described above. I have tested it on multiple TP systems and it is fully working.
01-25-2011 04:05 PM - edited 02-14-2011 04:04 AM
Has the "shift key causes 2nd letter to be uppercase as well" issue been taken care of with the most recent driver (v1.06)?
I'm considering buying this keyboard, but I'd rather buy a cheaper keyboard if it'd mean that the shift-key works as expected.
(Currently I'm typing at about 68WPM, so I'm not sure whether that's fast enought to cause the trouble mentioned here and elesewhere on the internet.)
edit: The issue still exists starting at around 65-70WPM (yay :-( ), and I have the scrolling bug plus an additional window-focus bug as well (the latter might be connected to my external display however.)
02-01-2011 11:29 AM