Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 430405
touchpad horizontal scroll defaults to page forward/back, not scroll horizontally
Last modified: 2008-04-03 23:57:46 EDT
Description of problem:
Scrolling along the bottom of a touchpad causes Firefox to move forward/back in
the history instead of scrolling the current web page horizontally.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make Firefox window small enough so a horizontal scrollbar appears.
2. Slide finger along bottom of synaptics touchpad.
Page back/forward in history.
This fixes the problem:
Go to: about:config
Search for horiz and set this parameter:
mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.action userset integer 1
The default value of this parameter should be changed. Binding this to page
forward/back is just braindead and causes no end to headaches when accidentally
activating the scroll feature of the touchpad. Scrolling the mouse/touchpad
should cause scrolling, not forward/back.
This seems to be working correctly in FF3 Beta 5.