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salman 12-22-2001 02:50 AM

Why scroll wheel doesn't work in Netscape ?
 
Hello there,

I am using RH7.2 and Netscape Communicator 4.78. My wheel mouse works properly for all applications except for Netscape application whereby the scroll fucntion using wheel is not working. The wheel even works in Mozilla & Opera, but only not in Netscape. I had similar problem with old RH distribution as well.

Is there any solution to this problem, its kinda wiered that it works for all other applications. Could it be Netscape doesn't support it ?

Thanks for your time to answer !

Salman

gui10 12-25-2001 11:41 AM

hm... i'm not sure why but since it works for Mozilla and Opera, why don't u use those? apparently they're a lot more popular and give better performance.

check out the poll at:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...3&pagenumber=1

Aussie 12-25-2001 07:09 PM

Info on netscrape 4.x and wheel mice here, you might need to edit the file for missing "\" at the end of some lines.

alp_shah 12-25-2001 11:03 PM

Re: Why scroll wheel doesn't work in Netscape ?
 
Quote:

Originally posted by salman
Hello there,

I am using RH7.2 and Netscape Communicator 4.78. My wheel mouse works properly for all applications except for Netscape application
Salman

My mouse wheel donot work in any application or browser so please let me know how u made settings for that.Now my mouse scroll wheel is of no use

Aussie 12-26-2001 05:35 AM

Re: Re: Why scroll wheel doesn't work in Netscape ?
 
Quote:

Originally posted by alp_shah
My mouse wheel donot work in any application or browser so please let me know how u made settings for that.Now my mouse scroll wheel is of no use
Ok...a few questions first,
1; what type/brand of mouse do you have?
2; How does it interface with your motherboard, ps/2? usb? or what?
3; What version of X do you have?
4; What distro do you use?
5; What release of aforementioned distro?

alp_shah 12-26-2001 11:08 PM

please wait
 
please wait for some time as i have to find out all these technical details from some body else Just now i only knows that i have mouse of logitech company.

and what is aforementioned distro?

BlueBerry 12-28-2001 01:20 PM

Scroll wheel WORKS with Netscape 6.2 !!!!
 
Got the answer from http://home.c2i.net/dark/My_Mozilla_FAQ.html#wheel

NS4 needed some additional tweaking to wheelscroll, but Mozilla scrolls like a dream if X is set up right. Here a setup for a PS/2 Logitech Pilot wheelmouse under XFree86 v.4.0.1 as found in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "off"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Wheeling magic is done by the ZAxisMapping. If the mouse behaves erratic: Note the Protocol option.

therion12 12-28-2001 08:54 PM

It may seem "funny" but my scroll problem was fixed after i first logged in with GNOME and used Mozilla and then after i while switched back to KDE.

WEIRD BTUT TRUE!

gui10 12-28-2001 10:42 PM

Re: please wait
 
Quote:

Originally posted by alp_shah
and what is aforementioned distro?
He means which company's software are you using? eg. Redhat, Mandrake, Debian, Suse, Slackware or some other?
and which version? eg. redhat 7.2? Mandrake 8.1? Slackware 8.0?

alp_shah 01-08-2002 07:27 AM

thank you BlueBerry
i changed my XF86Config-4 file same as u discribed. and mouse started working.

pekuekfir 01-08-2002 12:16 PM

my wheel mouse also does not work anywhere. Do I do the same thing that you told alp_shah to do? I have a plain old PS/2 Microsoft Intellimouse. Using Mandrake 8.1. thanks.

alp_shah 01-09-2002 12:21 AM

hi
i can't say confidently that same settings are required for ur mouse but u try by writting IMPS/2 in place of PS/2 in 'protocol' option in XF86config-4 file. like
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
i think this is the main setting and it should work for u also.

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terrance 08-09-2002 05:00 PM

logitech scroll mouse in Netscape
 
Going back to the top of this post... I have run into the same problem. For reason unknown my logitech scroll mouse does not scroll pages in Netscape. the scroll works everywhere else (mozilla, opera) and even works when changing Netscape preferences?

neo77777 08-09-2002 09:25 PM

What version of netscape it is? Mine worked ok with 7 PR1, but I dumped it - really a waste of resourses still.


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