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TrackPoint Scroll doesn't work (Lenovo ThinkPad)

  • I'm running Windows 7 64-bit with Service Pack 1 on a Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Tablet and TrackPoint Software 4.73.1 (which seems to be the latest one available).

    Opera Version 56.0.3051.116 is the last to support the TrackPoint Scrolling functionality.

    Unfortunately on the latest Opera 57 Stable and Opera 59 Developer TrackPoint Scrolling doesn't work anymore.
    Horizontal Scrolling is working, but Vertical Scrolling isn't.

    Therefore I have downgraded Opera to the latest 56 release, but I will lack all new features and bug fixes. Right now that seems to be a fair solution. Anyway, is there an option to disable automatic Updates of Opera so that I don't need to re-downgrade to Version 56 each time?

    With the latest Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and other Software like Total Commander, Windows Explorer, etc. the TrackPoint Scroll is working properly. So it is an Opera Issue.

    Is there a chance this message reaches the Opera Developer Team, so they can work on it? Or am I doomed with my antique Hardware?

  • @celadyn said in TrackPoint Scroll doesn't work (Lenovo ThinkPad):

    Anyway, is there an option to disable automatic Updates of Opera

    Close down Opera and rename opera_autoupdate.exe in Opera's program files folder. The one you want to rename is the one that's in the latest version folder.

  • @celadyn said in TrackPoint Scroll doesn't work (Lenovo ThinkPad):

    Is there a chance this message reaches the Opera Developer Team, so they can work on it?

    There's a chance.

    @celadyn said in TrackPoint Scroll doesn't work (Lenovo ThinkPad):

    With the latest Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome

    Can you test with Vivaldi, the latest snapshot of Vivaldi on the right side of https://vivaldi.com/blog/snapshots/, Chromium and Chrome Canary and report back if it's broken in any of them?

  • I have just tested the TrackPoint on Wikipedia: Google with following browsers

    WORKS:

    • Opera Version: 56.0.3051.116, Update stream: Stable
    • Chromium Version 73.0.3638.0 (Developer Build) (64-bit)
    • Google Chrome Version 73.0.3637.0 (Official Build) canary (64-bit)
    • Vivaldi 2.1.1337.51 (Stable channel) (32-bit)
    • Vivaldi 2.2.1388.29 (Official Build) (32-bit)

    DOESN'T WORK:

    • Opera Version: 57.0.3098.91, Update stream: Stable
    • Opera Version: 59.0.3167.0, Update stream: developer
  • I have the same problem as people above. Is there any fix for it already?

  • @celadyn As Opera Developer is based on Chromium 72 while Vivaldi is still on a previous version of Chromium (they are only now releasing builds based on 72 to testers), I'd say the issue is probably Chromium 72. You could check in Opera 56 (the About Opera page, where it lists the Browser Identification) to check, but I'm sure it'll be an older version of Chrome. Based on your Chromium results, it should be fixed when Opera updates to Chromium 73.

  • @sgunhouse Hi, Do you know when Opera updates to the new version of Chromium? It is almost March and trackpoint still doesn't work in this browser.

  • Opera Developer is using Chromium 73. You can try in it to see if the issue is fixed.

  • @burnout426 0_1551310565614_84f134f8-401e-4bc3-9b9e-67b4341ab812-image.png

    It still doesn't work

  • That's not Opera Developer.

    Goto https://www.opera.com/download and click on "CLICK HERE FOR BETA AND DEVELOPER VERSIONS OF OPERA". Then, under "Opera for computers developer version", click "Download the offline package.".

    Once downloaded, launch the installer, lcick "options" set "install path" to a folder on your desktop, set "install for" to "standalone installation" and install. Test in that Opera when it loads. To load it again, double=left-click launcher.exe in the install folder on your desktop.

    The version you're going to get is 60. In that Opera, goto the URL opera://about and take look at the "Browser Identification". You'll see that it's using Chromium 73.

    Long story short, you have a while yet till Chromium 73 gets in the stable version of Opera. But, you can test Opera Developer to see using Chromium 73 will even fix the issue in Opera.

  • @burnout426 You are right, I didn't have Deveolper version before.
    So now I've installed the correct one (60.0.3242.0) and unfortunately still only horizontal scrolling works - left/rigth. I can't scroll up/down with the trackpoint.

    0_1551354740711_8f5cc006-4b21-44fa-8044-9bb4e9115892-image.png

    So to make it clear and updated for people visiting this topic:
    Chromium 73 does not resolve the issue with TrackPoint in Opera.

    I still love Opera but I miss this feature really much 😔

  • Hello, try adding this to your C:\Program Files\Lenovo\TrackPoint\tp4table.dat

    ; Opera web browser
    *,*,opera.exe,*,*,*,Standard,0,25
    

    add right before the line that reads:

    ; Pass 1 rules (These rules run last)
    

    Then kill tp4serv.exe and re-run it.

    I have successfully restored the trackpoint scrolling under Opera 60.0.3255.27

  • @polardbt1014
    One more thing because it didn't work on the beginning.
    I had to comment the original rule few lines earlier.
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    But after that, YES.
    THIS IS A WORKING SOLUTION
    Trackpoint scroll now works again. After half year of scrolling with arrows I can use Opera comfortably again.
    Thank you @polardbt1014