laptop touchpad causing browser 'Back'??

sly dsyc at go.ro
Sat Dec 11 19:52:33 UTC 2004


forgot to mention: i have a dell inspiron 5100

sly wrote:
> 
> 
> Stephen Walton wrote:
> 
>> On Sat, 2004-12-11 at 11:04 -0800, Hardy Merrill wrote:
>>
>>> Sometimes when I'm browsing in
>>> Firefox, when I move my finger on the touchpad, it
>>> causes the browser to go back one or more screens.
>>>
>>> Anyone know if this could be a problem with
>>>  * FC3?
>>>  * touchpad?
>>>  * Firefox?
>>
>>
>>
>> I have the same problem with my Compaq laptop and finally turned off the
>> touchpad altogether and got a cordless USB mouse for serious browsing.
>> I think this is a feature of Firefox which it is possible to
>> accidentally access by touching the scroll portion of the touchpad, but
>> I admit I haven't investigated further.
> 
> 
> i have mozilla and never knew of this till now. i always use a mouse. 
> i've noticed that it goes back or forward when i move the finger on very 
> bottom part of the pad left or right. is not only back and is only on 
> the lower side.
> 
>>
>> [To forestall the obvious question:  My Compaq has an actual hardware
>> on/off switch for the touchpad.]
>>
>>
> 

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