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Why does touchpad scrolling not work in Firefox?

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  • Last reply by Jan_W_Altena

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Scrolling a web page from the touchpad on my laptop (IBM T42, quite old) does not work in Firefox (the page sits still). I have tried the remedies suggested in response to questions from two other users but with no effect. What might be the interesting reason for Firefox to exhibit this surprising, non-standard behaviour? Kind regards \ Jan Altena

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Try to modify the ui.trackpoint_hack.enabled pref on the about:config page from the default value -1 to 0 or 1 to see if that makes the touch pad work.

Close and restart Firefox after changing the ui.trackpoint_hack.enabled pref.

  • ui.trackpoint_hack.enabled (default:-1) (-1:autodetect;0:off;1:on)
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Chosen Solution

Try to modify the ui.trackpoint_hack.enabled pref on the about:config page from the default value -1 to 0 or 1 to see if that makes the touch pad work.

Close and restart Firefox after changing the ui.trackpoint_hack.enabled pref.

  • ui.trackpoint_hack.enabled (default:-1) (-1:autodetect;0:off;1:on)

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Thanks cor-el! Your solution works fine. After setting the ui.trackpoint_hack.enabled to "1" and restaring FF, vertical scrolling from the touchpad now functions normally. Great! Kind regards \ Jan Altena