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luqman
 
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Post Posted February 18th, 2005, 8:07 pm

I have already installed the latest Synaptics Touch Pad driver from Synaptics Support website as instructed by Firefox Support but the touchpad scrolling still does not work on Firefox. Does anyone know what should I do?
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Post Posted February 18th, 2005, 8:19 pm


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Post Posted February 18th, 2005, 11:52 pm

Thanks guys for the hack. It worked beautifully as I couldn't even load new drivers due to the Cpad used by Toshiba in my model. It worked just fine with the current drivers.......you guys are awesome!!!!!! Now I love this browser even more than before......now if it only had sounds enabled like IE6 does .........

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Post Posted February 18th, 2005, 11:56 pm

You might check out this extension:
http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/index.ph ... 7&hl=sound

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Post Posted February 19th, 2005, 2:56 pm

I'm having the same problem! I did everything too, the hack, the driver and I even chatted with an hp tech support but still no luck.

please help

It's weird but sometimes I swear it works but only like for one second and when I try it again it doesn't work anymore

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Post Posted February 20th, 2005, 4:18 pm

Thanks for the replies.

I did install the latest driver and I also did paste the following...

[Mozilla]
FC = "MozillaWindowClass"
SF = 0x10000000
SF |= 0x00004000

in c:\program files\synaptics\syntp\syntpenh.ini and i did restart too, but the problem still persists.
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Post Posted February 21st, 2005, 12:51 am

But with this hack only vertical scroll works, not the horizontal scroll. Does anyone know how to make horizontal scroll work

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Post Posted February 21st, 2005, 2:44 pm

Confirming the problem with Synaptics TouchPad V5.9 on WinXP Home SP2 and Firefox/Thunderbird:

I think the problem is in the driver. Older posts claim that the addition of the following lines to SynTPEnh.ini solves the problem

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[Mozilla]
FC = "MozillaWindowClass"
SF = 0x10000000
SF |= 0x00004000


(or other variations).

This is indeed the case for older versions of the driver. I managed to get scrolling working for Mozilla products with version 7.10.11.1 of the Synaptics driver. I failed with versions 7.12.2.2 and 7.12.2.7.

So, this old fix does not work with versions 7.12.x.x of the driver apparently.

--Christos

PS. Using
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0

Thunderbird version 1.0 (20041206)

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Post Posted February 22nd, 2005, 7:00 am

Hi,

Just to let you know that I found a newer version of the Synaptics drivers that works w/o problems with Mozilla/Firefox/Thunderbird. It's 7.10.14.0, and it's provided (ehm, rather "borrowed") by Fujitsu-Siemens. Here's the direct link from their german webpage:

7.10.14.0 synaptics driver

Cheers,

--Christos

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Post Posted February 22nd, 2005, 1:28 pm

I also have the synaptic touchpad. I tried two different 7.12.x.x drivers and the aforementioned hacks to the .ini files to no avail. Just downloaded the 7.10.14.0 driver christos linked to (uninstalling the previous driver first). Vertical scroll now works like a charm!!!! Didn't even have to hack the .ini file.

Thanks Christos!!!!

I'm using an HP dv1000/ winXP

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Post Posted February 22nd, 2005, 2:41 pm

jxenon wrote:Didn't even have to hack the .ini file.


Yeah. I think all driver versions starting 7.10.x include "mozilla" in their *.ini configuration file. The problem is that sometime around 7.12.x (I haven't found any 7.11.x versions) something changes in the synaptics <b>code</b>. Mozilla is still included in the *.ini file, but the algorithm is now different and scrolling no longer works.

If that link is removed, drop me a line and I will upload it somewhere. I've saved it on my hard drive.

--Christos

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Post Posted March 9th, 2005, 10:28 am

Can anyone provide me with step-by-step instructions on how to fix this problem? I, too, cannot scroll with my synaptics touch pad and Firefox. I do not have the following file on my computer c:\program files\synaptics\syntp\syntpenh.ini

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Post Posted March 9th, 2005, 11:07 am

What version of the driver do you have?

I think that if you click on the link I provided in this topic on Tue 22nd Feb 2005, save the file on your PC and execute it, you should be able to get a working version (with the ini file).

You must reboot before scrolling works.

Let me know how it went.

--Christos

(edited a typo)

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Post Posted March 9th, 2005, 11:40 am

That did it! All I had to do was uninstall the driver. Thank you for your help!

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Post Posted March 13th, 2005, 11:41 am

thanks christos

the driver at that link worked. i'm scrolling this page up and down right now. i didn't even uninstall the previous (newer) version, and it saved all of my settings, including some that don't have controls in this version.

very helpful, as just about everything this notebook does requires firefox.
--Magicsock

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