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Token Ring
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Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
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Problems with FireFox 12 on T61

After upgrading Firefox from 3.6.28 (which appeared to have memory leaks and security issues) to the latest version 12 on my T61 I can no longer scroll through Web pages on the touch pad.

 

Is there a work around for this issue or should I downgrade Firefox

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T61

CTO7658

Windows XP SP3

All critical and recommended updates applied

 

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Bit Torrent
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Location: US
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Re: Problems with FireFox 12 on T61

I have both 12 and 3.6.16 installed on my T61, can you describe exactly what method of scrolling you're trying to use and I'll try it on mine.

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Token Ring
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Re: Problems with FireFox 12 on T61

I mean that scrolling down a page by stroking down the right hand edge of the trackpad does not work on Firefox 12 (nor on versions 10 and 6 which I also tried).  This works fine with version 3.

Punch Card
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Location: UK
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Re: Problems with FireFox 12 on T61

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Firefox 12.

Update 2.1

O.S. Mircrosoft xp pro

 

Likes crashing, sending reports and restoring last session. Very annoying.

Bit Torrent
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Re: Problems with FireFox 12 on T61


rborland_mvp wrote:

I mean that scrolling down a page by stroking down the right hand edge of the trackpad does not work on Firefox 12 (nor on versions 10 and 6 which I also tried).  This works fine with version 3.


It does work on mine on both versions of firefox

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Token Ring
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Re: Problems with FireFox 12 on T61

Thanks for your report.  I see the Synaptics Ultranav Driver for XP listed in Optional updates.  Do you have any advice about installing this update?  I have Synaptics version 7.5.17.24 installed currently.

Bit Torrent
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Re: Problems with FireFox 12 on T61

according to device manager I have 15.3.16.1 installed on windows 7 x64, which is probably useless information considering you're using XP.

 

I'd install the update, not sure if that's the cause though. You might want to try running firefox in safemode, perhaps one of your extensions is causing the problem. If it works in safemode, then it would just be a matter of disabling them one at a time until you find the one causing the conflict.  I'd also check on firefox forum, most problems you run into will have been reported already so you might find an easy solution.

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Token Ring
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Re: Problems with FireFox 12 on T61

Thanks for the good advice to try the Firefox forum, I got the answer there. 

 

Changing the ui.trackpoint_hack.enabled value from -1 to 1 in the about:config page solved the problem.

Bit Torrent
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Re: Problems with FireFox 12 on T61

glad you found an easy solution, and kudos for sharing it here  Smiley Happy

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What's DOS?
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Re: Problems with FireFox 12 on T61

Curious... I have done this hack with Firefox 3.6 and it did solve the problem. Since I updated to Firefox 12 the scrolling is gone again, and the hack does not work! 

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