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Trackpoint scrolling -- can I disable horizontal? (It keeps flipping pages when I don't mean to...)

Hi all,

 

I really like using the Trackpoint to scroll.

 

But an increaing number of Web sites react to horizontal scrolling by jumping to other pages.

 

So, for example, if I'm reading down a page -- and if I need to use the Trackpoint to scroll down as I'm reading -- if I'm not perfectly vertical when I pull down on the Trackpoint, the Web site detects it as a horizontal scoll, and I get whisked off to another page.

 

I can't be the only person having this problem?

 

Is there some way to disable the Trackpoint from scrolling horizontally without disabling it from scrolling vertically?

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Re: Trackpoint scrolling -- can I disable horizontal? (It keeps flipping pages when I don't mean to.

I recently bought thinkpad and I also have same problem too. Is there any solution, maybe from third party tools?
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Re: Trackpoint scrolling -- can I disable horizontal? (It keeps flipping pages when I don't mean to.

Might be able to set a scrolling type override for your browser in this file:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\TP4table.dat

Not sure which of the scrolling modes works, though.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
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TPT1: 1839-23U
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Re: Trackpoint scrolling -- can I disable horizontal? (It keeps flipping pages when I don't mean to.

Hi colonel,

Thanks, it works.

Here is how I did it for firefox browser:


1. Open C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\TP4table.dat with your favorite text editor (Run as Administrator mode might be needed for some Windows version).

 

2. Search for "firefox.exe" text

 

3. There is a line like this:

*,*,firefox.exe,*,*,MozillaWindowClass,WheelVkey,0,9

 

4. I changed the scrolling type to:
*,*,firefox.exe,*,*,MozillaWindowClass,WheelStd,0,9

 

5. To see the effect immediately, using task manager or Process Explorer, kill this process:

Syntpenh.exe

Syntphelper.exe

Syntplpr.exe

 

or you can just reboot the Windows.

 

Reference:

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/W520-Trackpoint-Scrolling-Doesn-t-Work-In-Ligh...

 

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Re: Trackpoint scrolling -- can I disable horizontal? (It keeps flipping pages when I don't mean to.

Works like a charm.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
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