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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
[edited by: BlobFisk at 7:54 am (utc) on June 16, 2004]
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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:
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.
Thanks, everyone, this forum is great and informative.
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.