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Question

I have a T400, and I can't seem to get the trackpoint to scroll in iTunes. Does anyone know how to fix this?

Answer

The trackpoint middle scrolling button doesn't work for some of the newer applications such as ITunes, the newest versions of Picasa, Windows Live Mail, Safari, and Windows Live Writer.

Below is a fix applicable to all Windows OS's. The location of the edited file may vary so look in the Device Manager under trackpoint driver details to find driver locations.

The file must be edited as an administrator in Vista and Windows 7. To do this, at the programs box type in notepad and on the notpad program in the menu right click and select, "Run as Administrator."

In Win7 x64 it is located at: (edit with Notepad run as Administrator).

C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Trackpoint\tp4table.dat
or, also reported as:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP

; Google Picasa
*,*,picasa3.exe,*,*,*,WheelStd,0,9

; Windows Live Mail
*,*,wlmail.exe,*,*,*,WheelStd,0,9

; Windows Live Writer
*,*,WindowsLiveWriter.exe,*,*,*,WheelStd,0,9

; Apple ITunes
*,*,itunes.exe,*,*,*,WheelStd,0,9

; Apple Safari
*,*,safari.exe,*,*,*,WheelStd,0,9
 
; New York Times Reader
*,*,Times Reader.exe,*,*,*,WheelStd,0,9


Thanks for the tip by Matthew Kohut of Lenovo for mentioning that this technique had previously been done for other programs such as OpenOffice.  See also, original KB article on X series board.


 

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