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Netscape 7.1 doesn't recognize my mouse wheel!

     
4:59 am on Jun 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hi everyone,
I'm new to this forum and I've been trying to find info about a problem I've been having, but with no success.

I've been trying to configure Netscape 7.1 to recognize the wheel on my mouse, which I use for page scrolling, but nothing I do works. None of the instructions in Netscape 7.1 preferences correct the problem.

This has also happened with Netscape 6 and 7. Only Netscape 4.* allows me to scroll through pages with the mouse wheel. Has anyone else encountered this problem? If so, what did you do to remedy it?

Thank you for your time, and any help would be greatly
appreciated.

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6:30 am on June 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Netscape doesn't support mouse wheels. Your choices are upgrade to Mozilla [mozilla.org] or live without them.
7:58 am on June 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to WebmasterWorld, Wolverine!

That's it!

8:02 pm on June 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Considering that a mouse with a wheel is the most common
kind of mouse sold, Netscape not supporting a wheel is
a BIG oversight on their part, and I hope they can
correct this in future versions.

Thank you for the information, guys!

8:06 pm on June 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Netscape not supporting a wheel is
a BIG oversight on their part, and I hope they can
correct this in future versions.

I heard they plan on developing their own version of the wheel.

(sorry - couldn't resist)

8:14 pm on June 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Netscape doesn't support mouse wheels.

Not sure where you got that information from, mbauser2. Netscape 7.1 is based on (and virtually identical to) Mozilla 1.4. There are some issues with mouse-wheel scrolling in some cases, as mentioned in the Release Notes for Netscape 7.1:

[wp.netscape.com...]

To quote:

Windows: Mousewheel scrolling does not work with all drivers. If you have problems, try updating your driver or disabling any "helper" programs that your mouse uses. If you have a Logitech mouse, you can either upgrade the driver (to at least v9.60) or enable the "Microsoft Office compatible scrolling" option in the Mouse/Buttons control panel.

The exact same text is still used in the release notes for the latest Mozilla 1.8 Alpha, so I assume there's no difference between Mozilla and Netscape in this regard.

10:15 pm on June 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, I just successfully installed Mozilla, and it
doesn't recognize the mouse wheel either. I have a
Microsoft brand mouse that I bought in 1999. Does
anyone know of a driver that I can download to upgrade
it?

Thanks, everyone, this forum is great and informative.

10:27 pm on June 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Microsoft brand mouse

Have you tried [windowsupdate.microsoft.com...] ;)

By the way, to visit the above site, you have to use Internet Explorer. In Mozilla / Netscape 7.1, you simply get a blank page - not because Mozilla or Netscape are faulty, just that Microsoft don't have the slightest clue how to author web pages.