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Trackpoint scrolling issues on server-based programs

Question: Trackpoint scrolling issues on server-based programs

I have an X60 Tablet PC. Trackpoint scrolling works fine in programs running directly on the computer. When I log in through Windows RDP and run a program on one of our servers, the trackpoint scrolling feature does not work. I am able to use the scrolling feature on an old Fujitsu tablet PC on server based programs. I have downloaded the latest driver and checked all the settings but to no avail. Any ideas? Thanks,John

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Hello everyone, I searched a bit both these forums and others but haven't found the solution to this problem I'm experiencing. I recently bought a used T430 and I've been using it for the last couple of days, trying to get used to trackpoint and all. I performed a clean windows install and installed a Win 10 education my university provides. I followed the advice on Lenovo webpage about letting Windows update do its thing first and then run the Lenovo System Update utility to update drivers as necessary. Everything's working nicely other than some issues with the trackpoint buttons (the 3 buttons just below the space bar are called the trackpoint buttons I guess?)  Anyway, the issue is that before I did a fresh install, the middle button when pushed entered the scroll mode which then let me scroll using the trackpoint. Now it still enters the scroll mode but also does a right-click when I let go. This leads to an issue where a right-click is performed at every scroll step(if that makes sense) which leads to wonky scrolling. One other issue is that the right button does nothing at all. I expected the middle button to only have scroll functionality and the right button to simply right-click.  Things I've tried so far: - Manually removed the pointer device and ran Lenovo system update again to update the UltraNav drive, and also disabled auto-driver installation of windows update. The driver version installed by System Update is 19.0.17.115.&nb... Read more

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I'm using the ultranav middle button to scroll (I live for this feature which is why I've been buying thinkpads since time immemorial) However, on the t460, scolling with the middle button/nubbin is painfully slow in Word 2007, and Adobe Acrobat/Reader is a nightmare. In Word its just slow and you have to use a lot of pressure on the nubbin (there appears to be no setting to change this). In Acrobat, it's agonizingly slow (in both Reader and Pro) and will "stick" on if you try to go to fast and just scrolling for multiple seconds after you release the button.  Stragely, the trackpad scrolling works fine in Word, though it is still bad in Acrobat.  In addition, the middle button scrolling will frequently slip and stop scrolling, sending the pointer to the bottom of the page.  Nubbin/middle button scrolling works (oddly) extremely well in Microsoft Edge... Please help! Middle button scrollig with the nubbin is the best feature on these machines.  Using: T460 Windows 10 64-bit with the latest drivers. 

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I am using MS Office 2007 on my Lenovo X60 with 2GB RAM and Win XP Proffesional.  I cannot scroll pages in MS Word 2007 using the standard scrolling type setting in the mouse properties dialog box in the control panel.  When I change the scrolling type setting to auto-select I am able to scroll but the scrolling is so fast that I cannot control it. Moreover, the scrolling does not work at all in either standard or auto-select mode in some of the MS Office dialog boxes.  I have upgraded to the latest trackpoint driver, but that does not seem to improve the situation.  Does anyone have a solution to this problem?

Answer:Trackpoint scrolling speed on X60

I think that when you set the scrolling type in mouse properties to auto, you simply use the standard mouse-wheel click auto-scrolling feature of Office. Check if you can find any Office setting that allows you to adjust the auto-scrolling speed.

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Hi!First: this is no problem-request but a solution for everybody with the same problem. I had the problem, that TrackPoint scrolling did not work in some programs.There are some posts available about correcting this issue, but there seems to be a change in the driver, so there needs to be done some changes. I mainly will refer to this post from Elad Karako, because it has a list of programs, where scrolling does not work. This post, the same as others, recommends to edit the file TP4table.dat in the C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP directory. I just updated my T540p with a 3-button touchpad and had the problem, that in some applications the TrackPoint scrolling does not work (Notepad++, Total Commander, ...)Unfortunately the rules did not work. But in newer drivers there is a further option available.The flags has been updated with the option16 Rule indicate the apply this to IBM Stick Scrolling when ScrollMethood is Synaptics.This means, that if the rule should apply to the scrolling done with TrackPoint, the flag needs to be increased by 16. I also had the problem, that the listed option WheelStd did not work in my case. After playing around I found out that Standard worked. So I updated the rules to the following and added them to the upper part of the file TP4table.dat: ; Process Explorer
*,*,*,*,*,PROCEXPL,Standard,0,25
; Notepad++ and Notepad2
*,*,*,*,*,Scintilla,Standard,0,25
*,*,*,*,*,Notepad2U,Standard,0,25
*,*,*,*,*,Notepad++,Standard,... Read more

Answer:TrackPoint scrolling not working

Excellent detective work both here and with one line scrolling; the TP4table.dat compatibility listing doesn't seem to have been updated for a long time.

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I want the scrolling reversed on Windows 10.  I can reverse it on the trackpad but can't find how to do it for the trackpad.  Anyone know how to do this?

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anyone know the best software for my T21's trackpoint i cant seem to get the bottom button to act as a scroll wheel type thing pls help 





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Answer:trackpoint scrolling on T21 not working

If you need to reinstall the Trackpoint driver for your unit, here is the link below: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-4KMUYL Download and save this file to the desktop and the open the folder and run the setup.exe file You might also need the Trackpoint Accessibility Driver, which can be found here: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-4Z9QVD See if installing these two drivers will help you. If the drivers are installed correctly and you are still having problems with the trackpoint scrolling, it could possibly be a mechancial issue and the part would need replacement. Let me know if this helps you any. Mark





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I have a t430 2342CTO with the latest ultranav drivers installed. I have seen screenshots of older versions of the driver where you can select smooth scrolling for the trackpoint. I was wondering if there is any way to enable this behavior in the current driver. Also, is there any way I can change the amount of lines scrolled by the trackpoint? Changing the windows setting only seems to affect the touchpad, not the trackpoint. Perhaps there is a registry setting or something?

Answer:Trackpoint smooth scrolling

Hi ben_jminw,
 
You should be able to change those settings under control panel > mousepad > unltranav.
How to use the TrackPoint center button - ThinkPad
 
Windows 8/7/XP/Vista 64/32-bit Edition v16.2.21
If you're using this driver then try using a previous version.
 





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One of the more persistent (of several) problems plaguing my P50 (20EN) is the spastic, herky-jerky scrolling when using the TrackPoint with middle button. This is far and away the worst trackpoint I have ever used, and I've used a lot of trackpoints over the last 20 years. There are only two TrackPoint settings on this machine, and neither is relevant to this issue:? The 'ThinkPad' tab in the Windows 10 'Mouse Properties' panel has a checkbox to enable and disable TrackPoint globally and radio buttons to select the middle button function.? The Synaptics Control Panel has a slider for controlling the TrackPoint scrolling speed. TrackPoint has always stood out on my list of reasons for buying ThinkPads in the first place, so this is issue particularly poignant for me, and, frankly, I'm close to my wit's end on this one. Please, someone tell me there exists a solution.

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I have a T61 that is having a problem with the trackpoint scrolling feature occasionally.  What happens is when I push the middle button, and try to scroll, the window scrolls like its supposed to, but the pointer also moves.  Then when the pointer reaches the edge of the area I'm scrolling, the scrolling stops, and I have to move the pointer back in before I can scroll again.  I have the scrollign settings configured for standard (ie, not smooth or auto-detect).  I have also set the touchpad to be for scrolling and tap zones only (I don't know whether this has anything to do with the problem).  The latest driver (7.5.17.27) is installed.  Any ideas about what else I can try? Thanks,Justin

Answer:Trackpoint scrolling problem

I remember seeing this option in the mouse settings, advanced, where it had check box to use one or the other or both in re to touchpad or the red tip mouse.. I had no issue with it, I tried to recreate your issue but am not willing to screw this one up, sorry. Try that area and also see if the mouse driver is selecting the correct one, and if there is a post bios setting for the mouse functions. Now days with usb mouse, PS2, trackpoint, touchpad, infrared, wireless, we need things simple like a carnival ring toss on to coke bottles. 

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Hello, Is there a way to have both - scrolling with trackpoint while holding the middle mouse button - and - being able do a middle click with the middle mouse button? I can accomplish this easily under Linux like it is described here. But under Windows it seems to be impossible. I can only have either middle clicking or trackpoint scrolling. I need both.  If anyone knows a solution to this please let me know. Walter (I have a X200s and Windows 7 x64 installed)

Answer:Trackpoint scrolling AND middle clicking

Yeah, this is easy in Linux can't we get some pressure to actually get this implemented properly in windows. Useability is the main reason i got a thinkpad it would be nice to know we could actually influence it in some way. (Bumping an old topic here)

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I have an x61s running Windows Vista business (32 bit). Problem is the trackpoint scrolling feature not working in Apple web browser Safari. Somewhere on the web I found instructions for fixing this by editing file tp4table.dat located in c:/windows/system32 However, I cannot find any such dat file in that location. I did find a file with that name in the following location: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\tp4track.inf_45c84db5\tp4table.dat To this file I added the following lines: ;iTunes/Safari Scroll Fix*,*,itunes.exe,*,*,*,WheelStd,0,9*,*,Safari.exe,*,*,*,WheelStd,0,9 However, this did not help, trackpoint scrolling still doesn't work in Safari. Does anyone have an idea how I can get this working? Thanks













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Answer:Trackpoint scrolling not working in Safari

astra4, 1-Have you tried to reboot since the modification of the file?2-Under what specific section in the file have you added the three lines?   Thank you





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Hi all, I pretty much always use my Trackpoint to scroll (with the middle button). But several sites I visit see horizontal scrolls as triggers to change page. So, I'll be reading a page, scrolling down via the Trackpoint -- and at some point I'll have deviated enough from vertical to trigger the horizontal behavior -- and I'll then be shuttled off to a page I don't mean to be on. Is there any way to configure the Trackpoint scroll to ONLY scroll vertically? If not, is there perhaps a way to get Google Chrome to stop listening to the horizontal scroll? Thanks, it's actually quite a PITA for some sites I visit.

Answer:Is it possible to prevent the Trackpoint from scrolling horizontally?

This happens to me all the time on DeviantArt >.>Never figured out a solution for it. One might be able to write a Greasemonkey script to disable that behavior though.

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I want to use the trackpoint only for scrolling on pages Every time I apply and save it in Win 7 it works. But when I reboot it's back to default behavour (mouse pointer + scrolling). How can I make it ONLY SCROLL?? BestOle













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Answer:Trackpoint: only for scrolling (win 7) don't work after reboot

Hi olefrank,
 
What model ThinkPad Edge do you have and what OS are you using?  Could you download this driver (if you're using Windows 7, Vista, or XP) and see if it helps:
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS019164
 
Let us know if this helps.





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Hello, everyone! I'm having an issue with zooming inside autocad using the center mouse button on the laptop and the trackpoint. Whenever I try to zoom using the trackpoint, my drawing disappears and the entire autocad window seems to move up or down. Using the mousewheel on a USB mouse works just fine. Research about this issue reveals that it has been common for thinkpads since at least the T60, but all such questions go unanswered. Please tell me if there is a way to use the trackpoint to zoom and pan. I'd really like to enjoy the benefit of not having to take my hands off the keyboard to use the mouse.

Answer:X220 autocad trackpoint scrolling

Is there any solution to this problem out there? This is reasonably important for me.

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Hi guys, I'm Alex, newly subscribed user to your Thinkpad forum, and here to ask for your help (if possible) ! Here is what I'm facing right now on my old (but still working like a charm) W510 :Quite happy to move away from Windows 8, I recently accepted to make the upgrade to the newest Microsoft OS : windows 10 64bits. It didn't take long to get used to it and I haven't had any issues with the programs I am using daily. But... I am having troubles with my trackpoint scrolling method. On both Chrome and Edge browsers installed on my computer, scrolling is buggy/laggy/not smooth at all. Web pages seem to "stick" a bit to much which makes jumps every time you try to scroll with the trackpoint. On the touchpad it is better but not so good either. It is really not a big issue but it can drive you a bit crazy after some time... Surprinsingly, scrolling is great on the OS. The issue is only happening on some programs. After looking around on the web, I am pretty sure that the issue is coming from the UltraNav driver. Since everything was working great on 8.1, I decided to reinstall the old driver (UltraNav 16.2.19.14). And as expected, it worked ! Scroll was back to what it was before, but not working on Microsoft Edge. I am using Chrome so I didn't pay much attention to that anyway.But since Windows 10 doesn't let you choose the updates that are installed , the issue came back when Windows Updates automatically installed the supposedly "newest a... Read more

Answer:W510 : trackpoint scrolling lag windows 10

Try this driver:http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/DS101836There's supposed to be a fix for it. The release date is newer than 19.0.16.0, but the version number is smaller.https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/Spotty-scrolling-with-trackpoint-X250/td-p/20...

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Hi, I'm on a X61t and my trackpoint+middle-button scrolling doesn't work in a few applications like iTunes, GIMP, and MatLab.  I downloaded the latest drivers and they fixed Office 07, but I didn't notice any other changes. It appears that older drivers had an easy way to go in and change settings for individual applications, per http://www.lvlolvlo.net/2007/02/11/office-2007-on-a-thinkpad-ultranav-support-for-scrolling-fix/.  I don't have the folders and files they refer to. How can I fix this? Thanks,Neal

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since i've gotten my x201 i've been pretty happy with it. the only problem i've had with it is scrolling. on some applications such as itunes and AIM the program doesn't scroll. i've read a few entries saying that i have to modify the tp4table.dat file and it does work.my question is why is this necessary when other laptops don't need to do this. is this because synaptics drivers do not support scrolling in those applications yet? also how often does lenovo release new drivers to update support for more programs

Answer:scrolling problem with touchpad/trackpoint

Hello keviinf,modify the tp4table.dat file is the one way, updating the ultra nav drivers could help also.Please reboot your system after editing the tp4table.dat file.Otherwise it won´t work.I did some tweaks on my both systems too. Like enabling horizontal scrolling in Firefox.
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/Ultranav-does-not-scroll-horizontally-in-fi...
 
Edit: link inserted

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Hi, I am attempting to fix a problem with scrolling in Windows 10 (also applicable to Win 8/8.1). Everything works as it should within non-Windows programs, but "apps" and Windows OS screens do not allow scrolling. I am using the most recent (Windows 7) Lenovo driver. I have tried installing the Ultranav version (updated for Windows 8) but it will not allow it. Any ideas on how to get a working driver installed on this machine? Everything else seems to be working flawlessly.

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When scrolling with the trackpoint, I find that the pages don't roll as smooth as the older Thinkpads did. My T410 scrolls much more smoothly than my X250, and I'm thinking that it is a driver issue. I have the latest Synaptics driver, which would be 18.1.27.14. I've tried rolling back the drivers, and it still doesn't improve the scrolling issue. Did anyone else experience this problem? Has anyone fixed it? Also, as an aside, I've found that I could not play FPS games with trackpoint. The left and right buttons don't click immediately after typing. I always get killed right after sprinting because I'm standing there, unable to shoot. Other than that, the trackpoint is suprisingly easy to use for games. 













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Answer:Spotty scrolling with trackpoint? (X250)

I've noticed something similar running the same 18.1.27.14 driver on my W520.Does trying to two-finger scroll on the touchpad temporarily make the TrackPoint scroll better?Are you on Windows 7 or 8.x?I played a good few months of BF3 on TrackPoint only when my proper mouse died, and it works very well for following a moving target.

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Hello there, I have an issue with UltraNav TrackPoint while trying to scroll using the middle button. It seems Windows 10 are ignoring the middle button completely. I´ve tryied the solution I found here with the registry, but with no luck. I  remember the scrolling worked only for like two days after I purchased this repassed X230 tablet. After all the automatic Windows updates it stopped working. I tried uninstalling the driver and downloading fresh lenovo new one, but nothing... can someone here please help me? This issue is really annoying, otherwise I love the X230 tablet!

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Touchpad doesn't respond, and when I press trackpoint middle button it acts as a mouse wheel (opens links in a new tab, scrolls only if I press it on the empty space) or sometimes doesn't work at all. I had drivers for ps/2 mouse and keyboard installed , if I try to install drivers from lenovo site, I get an error : Synaptics device not found! 

Answer:x230 touchpad and trackpoint scrolling don't work

 
Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
 Please uninstall all touchpad drivers , restart and update the driver from the below link
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS019164
 
 
Hope This Helps
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I can use the mouse weel and everything smooth but when scolling with the TrackPoint it sems to always hang for 1 second half-way,. It may happen when CPU usage is 100%,  Chrome is well known for that. As I said It does not happen when using the ouse wheel so I think something could be done to prioritize the mouse driver. Look like the same problem people are havng with tackpad scrooling, Haven't tested, I'm not using it.

Answer:X120e TrackPoint Scrolling is sluggish / inconsistent

make me want to trash that laptop

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I installed Windows 7 64 bit on my Lenovo ThinkPad R61 model 8918, which has Alps TrackPad and TrackPoint. However it is well known problem that when the computer is awaken from suspend or hibernation it loose ability to scroll (in my case TrackPoint stop scrolling with middle button pressed). I tested over 7 different ALPS driver versions found on the Internet, but any of the does not have scrolling type 1 for TrackPoint (standard smooth scrolling with scrollbar cursor). On couple forums people wrote that ALPS drivers from late 2010 have the problems with loosing scrolling fixed. However Lenovo Support did not release any new version of the driver for Windows 7 for model 8918 (with Alps stuff). Is it possible that someone at Lenovo would take mercy on us, users of 8918 with Windows 7, and release newest drivers from ALPS with all the stuff related to ThinkPads trackpoints???

Answer:TrackPoint scrolling hangs after awake from suspend

I believe you need the UltraNav drivers, not the ALPS drivers.

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My question concerns middle-button-scrolling for the Trackpoint on the Yoga 260, which seems to use an Elantech device and driver. Most of the time when I try to use the middle button to scroll, it starts off trying to scroll horizontally, which I then have to overcome to scroll vertically. It takes a lot of time and makes it easy to overshoot. I've been playing around with registry settings and the INI file, but haven't been able to figure it out. Does anyone have any suggestions? I would be OK with disabling horizontal scrolling entirely. There's a thread about this on another Thinkpad here:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-11e-Windows-13-E-and/ThinkPad-13-TrackPoint-Disable-horizontal... There's a thread with a fix for the Synaptics Trackpoint here:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/ThinkPad-Can-I-disable-TrackPoint-from-s...

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I enabled the "tap zones" feature in the Synaptics touchpad settings and configured the zones to right click and middle click. I notice that sometimes the zones stop working while tapping and navigating are still ok. It turns out that scrolling with the middle button and the trackpoint somehow prevents the tap zones from working.A quick fix is to move the cursor using the trackpoint, move it again using the trackpad, then the zones will function normally. However the fix isn't permanent.I hope that Lenovo / Synaptics will address this small issue in the next touchpad driver update.

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I've got an x31 running Windows XP pro SP3.  Everything is fine. But when I plug in an external mouse into the PS/2 port of my media slice or docking station:  - the scrolling wheel on the mouse (logitech or sony) doesn't work  - the psysical movement required to move the cursor across the screen is silly    (nearly 10", vs 3 or 4 with a USB mouse) Ideas??

Answer:Does external PS/2 mouse w/scrolling wheel conflict w/Trackpoint?

are you using it with the ultrabase?

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My trackpoint has been working fine until recently. Today it suddenly stopped moving the mouse cursor when I move the trackpoint. Instead it scrolls the window as if the middle button has been pressed down. But I did not press the middle button. The trackpoint just can't move the mouse cursor at all. I've tried rebooting without any difference. Any solutions?

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I am trialing Adobe Lightroom and scrolling does not work with the Trackpoint unless I click on the scroll bars. I haven't had problems in any other apps but have not been able to find a solution for Lightroom. Any ideas?













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Answer:W520 Trackpoint Scrolling Doesn't Work In Lightroom

There's a special rules list for TrackPoint scrolling under "C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\TP4table.dat". Not sure how to define a rule though.

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Hi all, I really like using the Trackpoint to scroll. But an increaing number of Web sites react to horizontal scrolling by jumping to other pages. So, for example, if I'm reading down a page -- and if I need to use the Trackpoint to scroll down as I'm reading -- if I'm not perfectly vertical when I pull down on the Trackpoint, the Web site detects it as a horizontal scoll, and I get whisked off to another page. I can't be the only person having this problem? Is there some way to disable the Trackpoint from scrolling horizontally without disabling it from scrolling vertically?













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Answer:Trackpoint scrolling -- can I disable horizontal? (It keeps flipping pages when I don't mean to...)

I recently bought thinkpad and I also have same problem too. Is there any solution, maybe from third party tools?

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Whenever I scroll using my SmartPad: either with the "Edge Scroll" or the "Two-Finger Scroll" or when I scroll using the TrackPoint+its middle button, my web browser zooms in/out. Just as if Ctrl was being pressed. I have deactivated all the zooming gestures of the SmartPad, so "pinch zoom" is not the problem. This is an incredibly annoying bug and it makes the ThinkPad brand lose credibility.Is there any way to fix it?

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Trackpoint scrolling on X201 running Windows 7 does not work in some windows in Quicken (transation registers) adn Thunderbird (inbox).  Other windows in those apps scroll fine with the trackpoint.  This worked ok in XP.  Any ideas on how to fix?

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Issue 1: When I vertical scroll in a web page (Chrome & MSIE) by dragging TrackPoint (stick) while holding down left UltraNav button, the cursor moves but the web page fails to scroll, or demonstrates scroll latency of about .5 to 1 second behind the stick movement.  Sometimes, I have to try a couple times to get the scrolling to occur. Issue 2: Very often I must double click on UI buttons and web page links with the UltraNav button, when I should, traditionally, only have to click once. Received the T510 about 7 days ago.  i5, Win7 64bit, integrated graphics.  I've disabled all eye candy and set theme to classic.  Updated to latest available UltraNav and display driver.  I've tried just about every adjustment in the mouse and UltraNav settings, going as far as disabling the touchpad and touchpad filters. Synaptics driver info:Driver provider: SynapticsDriver date: 3/24/2011Driver version: 15.2.19.0Download from: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-66898File: 6hgx37ww  This is truly annoying and I'm about to return this laptop.  I hate to resort to that.  Any help is greatly appreciated.  I've used a T43 and T61 for the last 7 years at work and never had this issue.  I love T-model Thinkpads, but this is a poor experience.

Answer:T510: TrackPoint scrolling hesitates and left single click often ignored

1. Does vertical scroll work elsewhere? Like in Adobe Reader or a long Wordpad document?2. Same here; do clicks work elsewhere?I've only seen the delay when my CPU is being maxed out and SynTPEnh.exe doesn't intercept the middle-drag in time.

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Question:I have a T42 ThinkPad and the vertical scrolling with TrackPoint's middle button won't work on MS Word and therefore not in my email either. Big pain in butt as I'm so used to using it. Are there any patches that fix that? Any ideas on why it won't work?

Answer:vertical scrolling with TrackPoint's middle button won't work on MS Word

Also, I'm using Windows XP

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Pardon me if this is too much of a software question, but yeah, I'm trying out Firefox 6, and while the browser seems less crashy, I can no longer side scroll by holding the middle mouse button and using the Trackpoint. It's a big deal for me. Scrolling with the Trackpoint is basically my favorite feature; to me, it feels even more convenient than a touch screen. Any one else notice this issue, or know how to solve it?

Answer:Side scrolling via Trackpoint broken in Firefox 6 [Thinkpad X220]

It works for me (Firefox 6.0.2). Try updating your UltraNav driver from the Lenovo support page. The latest is fairly new, dated August 23.

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Last night (4/6/2017) an automatic Windows update just now decided to install the most recent Synaptics driver (titled Synaptics - Mouse - 1/11/2017 12:00:00 AM - 19.3.4.66), which apparently is nearly 3 months old at this point.  One thing this update seems to have fixed is an issue I?ve been having with my ThinkPads for upwards of 7 years ? randomly it resets my mouse wheel 'number of lines scrolled per notch' option back to 1 (I prefer 3) pretty much daily, which is a HUGE annoyance, so I?m very grateful for this update and I?d like to keep it. However, it also completely disabled middle click scrolling with my TrackPoint (yes, I have ?Use for scrolling? checked under the TrackPoint settings).  The middle button does nothing now, unless I check ?Use as middle click?.  Rolling back the Synaptics driver to the previous one fixes this issue. Confoundingly, the TrackPoint scrolling with my ThinkPad Bluetooth keyboard still works fine. Has anyone else experienced this problem?  Any ideas how to re-enable TrackPoint scrolling on this newest driver? System details:ThinkPad P50 ? Xeon E3-1505M v5 (1080p touchscreen, if that matters), 16 GB ECC RAMWindows 10 64-bit, all available updates appliedAll available Lenovo updates applied (except for that Connect2 nonsense) Sidebar: running the tweak, TPMiddle, enables a middle click function when the scrolling option is selected in TrackPoint settings, but has no effect on the scro... Read more

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I posted about this issue and complained about another issue with 18.x here: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/Cursor-becomes-so-small-after-scrolling-in-Wi... The related issue is solved but the main one remains. As the post is marked as solved. I have to post another one to get some help.

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At certain relatively slow speeds the scrolling jumps huge leaps regularly (probably after evey page or so). It's very bad with Chrome and Windows explorer, not so bad but noticeable in Thunderbird. I have set the scrolling to 1 line. My Synaptics drivers are the newest 10/04/2015. Also the treshold to start scrolling with middle button and trackpoint is very high - can't be that hard to make it smooth, so you could scroll very slowly? Please fix this soon... it's impossible to live with.













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Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad W550s middle button & trackpoint scrolling doesn't work properly

You're not alone:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/T450s-scrolling-issues/td-p/2058728

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Hi, i've recently been doing work with an internet cafe and we need a solution for re-imaging. I have an image created with ghost but I have no software to use to distribute it and the client PC's only have CD-R/RW and the image is 4.3GB.

I tried to use Ghost recovery disk to map the network drive where I have the image but the recovery disk didn't couldn't detect my network card (I'm guessing it didn't support the specific NIC of the client PC's)
I need a software solution that will let me re-image any computer from a centralized location (server) over the network. We have about 40-50 client PC's. So far we have been doing manual installs (The entire server crashed and took all the old software with it so we're starting from scratch)

If anyone could help, we could open this business a lot sooner than expected with software that can do this!

Thanks
 

Answer:Need: Server-based re-imaging application (Remotely Re-image clients from server)

A free solution would clonezilla or even RIS or WDS
EDIT: You also might want to look into Steady State
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/sharedaccess/default.mspx
 

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On my L420, i had it set so i can move the mouse with my thumb and scroll with my index finger with the center trackpoint button.
 
However, the Ultranav options are different for the W541, so, (as far as i can tell) i can't find the option to replicate this.
 
See screenshots of my configuration.
 
Basically, i want my center trackpoint button to be always in "scroll" mode, without the need to press the middle button and scroll like on the L420.
 
L420 config:
 
Link to picture/image
 
 
My config:
http://imgur.com/a/vm5GU
 
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Answer:Missing Feature: Use W541 Trackpoint Centre Button ONLY for scrolling without pressing middle button

Anyone come across the same issue?

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Question: Trackpoint issues

Hello, I?ve got a Problem with the Trackpoint on my T460p running Windows 10.when I boot the device, the Trackpoint works fine for like 10 seconds, befor becoming unresponsive completly.The Trackpad and the Buttons above it, are working just Fine. The only problem I have with the middle button is, that the Trackpad becoms unresponsive for a few seconds after pressing it, when it?s mode is set to scrolling.Does anybody Else have this problem or can help me with mine?

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Question: Trackpoint Issues

Hi, Just recently my trackpoint in my T61 stopped responding after having a little water in my keyboard near the left function and shift keys.  Attempting to fix the problem, I went to the mouse settings to make sure it was enabled, however the Trackpoint section was grayed out and the enabled box was unchecked. I also checked the BIOS settings and both the Trackpoint and touch pad are set to automatic. I have also uninstalled and reinstalled the Ultranav driver and utility. Is there anything else I should do to fix the problem? The amount of water that got into the keyboard did not look like it was much and evaporated pretty quickly, so I am not sure if this is just a coincidence or it is related to the water being in the keyboard.  I also tried tried the Trackpoint with a Ubuntu Live CD, but it did not work in Ubuntu either. Thanks













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Answer:Trackpoint Issues

Well, I got the problem fixed... I just restarted the computer one more time and the trackpoint started working... Odd. Anyways, I'm glad to have it back.

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I own a late 2015 Thinkpad t450s. It was fine for a long time but since few months cursor is drifting most of the time and Trackpoint stops working for a few seconds to minutes on it's own. What I have done till now: * Backed up and re-installed older version of Windows. * Tested on safe mode * Cleaned Trackpoint from dusts etc. I also used mouse and not the trackpoint but it still does that. I cannot stand to this behaviour of  the cursor anymore. Any solutions/ideas?

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I've got my P70 recently, and everything works well except I have 2 issues with the keyboard and trackpoint working together: 1) Holding down Fn keys with left click and drag of the trackpoint does not work: this is incredibly frustrating, for example pan, rotate, and zoom in autodesk inventor are bound to F2-F4 keys with left mouse click 2) There is about a 1-2 second lockout period for the trackpoint left click button after any keyboard button press. For example when trying to edit a bunch of lines in code, typing and moving to a new location does not work, because you have to keep left clicking untill the lockout expires.  Both of these issues make the machine essentially unusable in any professional software, either CAD or software development.  None of these issues show up if I plugin the old usb thinkpad travel keyboard that also has a trackpoint in it, so this must be either a hardware or a driver bug in the P70 itself.  Anybody else expririncing this issue or know a solution to this? Or perhaps I just got some bad hardware?













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Answer:P70 keyboard trackpoint issues

Hello.
 
 
Which OS are you running?

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I want to report several issues with TrackPoint. Basic InfoLaptop: X1 carbon 3rd genModel: 20BT-CTO1WWOS: Windows 10 Pro (upgraded from Win 7 Pro)TouchPad driver: Synaptics ThinkPad UltraNav Driver ver. 19.0.17.2  Issue 1: TrackPoint does not work with MS Office 2016 (except Word).Mid button + TrackPoint cannot scroll horizontally in Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote. Scrolling vertically works well.Horizontal scroll works well with Word 2016, Notepad, Microsft Edge, Firefox, etc.Horizontal scroll works well in Excel 2016 with ThinkPad mouse (model: MORFGOO) with mouse suite. Issue 2: TrackPoint calibrates even in mid button + TrackPoint mode.If you tilt TrackPoint steadily for a few seconds, it calibrates and takes it as new zero position. This is a correct behavior.If you hold mid button and tilt TrackPoint steadily (i.e. scrolling), it should never calibrate. This is another correct behavior which was seen with my previous ThinkPad notepads.However, my X1c TrackPoint calibrates even when mid button is held. After 0.5~1 seconds, the scroll stops. When releasing, the mouse pointer moves automatically. This is annoying. Issue 3: Mouse pointer changes size when mid button is pressed.The same as this post.  I use TrackPoint a lot with Excel and the above issues lower efficiency.I hope there will be new Synaptics driver to resolve the issues. btw, I'm not sure which is the best way to report bugs, because there are tooooooo many Lenovo and ThinkP... Read more

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My couple week old T400 is having some TrackPoint issues. The cursor doesn't jump, I've checked all my settings, and the touchpad is off. What is does do is when I navigate upwards, sometimes the cursor will slowly move downwards on the screen without me touching it, for at least 2 full seconds. It moves slowly, not quickly, sort of like the Trackpoint not resetting to its neutral position. Does anyone else have issues where the cursor using the trackpoint doesn't completely stop moving? Even sometimes when trying to navigate to click a point on the screen, the cursor will push itself downward, so I end up having to exert even more pressure to get it to move in the opposite direction I want to go. Sorry if this isn't a good explanation of my issue, it's a bit hard to explain. Again, the touchpad is off and the click feature for the TrackPoint is also off. Thanks in advance for any suggestions (hopefully solutions!)!Message Edited by song510 on 06-16-2009 09:40 AM





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Answer:T400 TrackPoint Issues

song510 wrote: Does anyone else have issues where the cursor using the trackpoint doesn't completely stop moving?  Yes, most everyone has this problem if they rest their finger on the Trackpoint when they're not using it.  The solution is to take your finger off the Trackpoint unless you're moving it.

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I had recently done an update using ThinkVantage. It changed the behavior of my trackpoint (pressing the middle now doesnt scroll up and down). It does however put a small round picture and it seems to allow me to scroll on any direction EXCEPT in places where the location has a clickable link. This means that the scroll function of the trackpoing cannot be used in windows start menu, etc. The issue though is that when I try hit Fn+F8, then "manage settings" - it says "unable to connect to synaptics pointing driver..." etc. then it asks me if I "...want to uninstall the driver?" Also, in folder view, hitting the center button now drags the file instead of allowing me to scroll - which is an unexpected (i believe incorrect) behavior Is this supposed to happen? My laptop is the T410s, touchscreen.













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Answer:T410s Trackpoint Issues

Hello mate, It's a problem with the latest ultranav driver 15.2.14.0.Just go to the device manager, in the properties of the ultranav. Under the tab driver, click on roll back driver and everything will work again.





__________________________________________________________________________________Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.ThinkPad T510 4313-CTO Windows 8 x64 - Intel Core i7-620M - NVIDIA NVS 3100M - 8GB RAM - 240GB SSD- Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 - Gobi 2000.ThinkPad Helix 3697-CTO Windows 8.1 x64 - Intel Core i7-3667U - Intel HD Graphics 4000 - 8GB RAM- 256GB SSD - Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 - Ericsson C5621gw

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Hello, I?ve got a Problem with the Trackpoint on my T460p running Windows 10.
when I boot the device, the Trackpoint works fine for like 10 seconds, befor becoming unresponsive completly.
The Trackpad and the Buttons above it, are working just Fine. The only problem I have with the middle button is, that the Trackpad becoms unresponsive for a few seconds after pressing it, when it?s mode is set to scrolling.
Does anybody Else have this problem or can help me with mine?
 
 
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Hello everyone,
Its my first post here.
I dont know if you could offer some help, i have been having allot of problems with my acer aspire 5738Z recently. I think the issues are with vista itself but i may be wrong. i will list the issues bellow.
1. It doesnt like going into sleep or hybernate, 9-10 times it will jam and i have to hold the power button to turn it off then restart it. this happens if i let it reach the time its set to sleep aswell.
2. Whenever the first problem happens and it jams, it wipes all of the passwords and usernames from forums and login pages etc ?
3. Today the scroll part of the touchpad has stopped allowing it to scroll, it just moves the mouse around but wont scroll at all. ? i did a bit of research into it and some people say you can change the sensativity with the button that should be in the taskbar, but my button isnt there even when i tell it to show all the time ?

Sorry again if this is in the wrong section. just so much problems i havent a clue where to start. Maybe somone could shed some light on it. Hopfully its something i can do myself.
I have read about driver updates etc but i was a bit cautious to do that as i havent done it before.
Thanks in advance
Kimberly
 

Answer:Sleep/hibernate issues, aswell as scrolling issues

Does anyone know ??
i could try to explain it better if needed
Thanks
Kimberly
 

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Hello,  I just got this TP Yoga and have had some issues with it right away.  First, the trackpoint is not working.  Second, my bluetooth mouse is very laggy.  Basically, everytime I leave it for a few seconds I need to double click or move it for abotu 2-3 seconds before it starts working again.  These things combined make this very annoying to work on.  What I have done: restarted the computer, reinstalled windows, updated to the latest drivers on the lenovo website, then called tech support.  My option now is to send it back and lose my computer for 10 days.   Anyone else have any suggestions?   Thank you all!













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Answer:TP Yoga: Mouse Lag and Trackpoint issues

Have you tried disabling any power saving features on Bluetooth? Maybe the mouse is going to idle. I had a similar issue with a MS BT 5000 mouse.Not sure why your TrackPoint isn't working though. Does the touchpad work?

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Hello everyone,I have a T470. Sometimes after booting the Trackpad and Trackpoint won't work, a bluetooth mouse however works just fine. All drivers are Updated and I alredy reinstalled the Synaptics drivers. Rebooting also doesn't fix the problem. I hope somone knows a solution.

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Hi,I have had this issue with another Lenovo laptop, too, but my current laptop is a T60. Sometimes (unpredictably), I may move the Trackpoint into one direction to move the mouse cursor, and as soon as I let go, the mouse cursor moves in the opposite direction for about 2 seconds or so.This is highly annoying and disruptive. Any idea what could cause this?This has happened ever since I bought the laptop (new), so it should not be a matter of "worn out".Is there anything I can do about this? Thanks! Message Edited by semmelbroesel on 01-04-2009 09:36 AM

Answer:Trackpoint issues on T60 - keeps pushing the wrong way after use

semmelbroesel wrote: Is there anything I can do about this? Yes, don't rest your finger on it unless you're actually moving the pointer.  It senses pressure and tries to recalibrate.

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I have a new T440p [20AN] running Windows 7 pro sp1 64 BitThe TrackPoint cursor randomly jumps to upper right corner of the screen and closes programs. I have updated the Bios to LENOVO GLET69WW (2.23 ), 4/25/2014.  I have updated the UltraNav driver to version 18.0.7.40. The problem occurs with all trackpoint/touchpad settings that I've tried including the default settings.  Currently I have disable the touchpad functionality and set it to use "Classic TrackPoint Mode Only" and have disabled Gestures and the jumpy cursor still happens (see screen shot). Is this a hardware issue or is there some other fix?   

Answer:T440p [20AN] TrackPoint cursor jumps to upper right and closes programs

i have this problem plz help me

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Okay so i've been struggling to find a fix to this and Lenovo support hasn't really been too useful either. Basically the trackpoint is having issues working even with the newest bios, etc. and synaptics driver. It also is having problems with the old driver too?? Could it be in conflict with the new bios update? Lenovo Support gave me the advice to reformatte as it is a "software" issue and to repeat the same above process. Yet the problem still persists.  What steps should I try next?  Lenovo support seems reluctant to give me a hardware exchange Thanks in advance, any advice is open to testing! I'm just fed up with new drivers having bugs like this.  

Answer:x120 - Synaptics driver issues! Trackpoint not working

Does it just not work?

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Firstly I'll explain the freezing issue (this is now the 3rd time I've typed this, as the first two times my laptop froze before I finished!)I run my laptop with the battery at 100% and plugged in and that's fine; as is running it on battery. The problem arises when my battery is low and I plug it into recharge. Soon after it's running on a/c the screen will go black and only way to shut down is by holding the power button. If I try to restart it too soon, the indicator lights next to the power button will illuminate, but the screen will stay black. Usually after 5-10 minutes it'll boot to the IBM screen & boot the rest of the way, but not too long into normal operation it'll go black again (sometimes hitting ctrl/alt/del will bring the screen back but it would be very distorted (pixilized) and would go black again and reboot. What could be causing these problems while recharging the battery? I've tried this with a couple different batteries (both OEM IBM) and it does it with both.  Secondly, both left and right "mouse" buttons are now nonfunctional (though the middle button of the track points works.) I have the latest version of Ultranav Wizard and all the buttons are enabled. The touch pad and trackpoint ball work fine, just the 2 left and 2 right buttons do not. What could be the culprit for this issue? Luckily I have a usb mouse so that's what I'm using for the time being.Message Edited by GoalieFergy53 on 02-14-2009 02:30 PM

Answer:T30 freezing issues and Touchpad & Trackpoint buttons not working.

Anyone have any ideas?

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For a while now, I have wondered why the virtual buttons shown in the utility http://imgur.com/Lljj1Z7 don?t function as advertised. According to the utility, I should get a left click if I depress the left are of the touchpad, a middle click if I push on the bumps, and a right click if I depress the right half of the touchpad. In my experience, I get a left click regardless of where I depress the touchpad. The only exception is when I depress the bumps in the top middle of the touchpad?when I do that, the mouse enters some weird scrolly mode where I scan scroll stuff with the trackpoint. It definitely does not emit a middle click. But, more importantly, I cannot figure out how to get trackpoint mode to emit a right click. How do I get trackpoint classic mode to work? Is there a way to downgrade the drive or use a non-lenovo branded driver to get it to behave properly? Right now, I?m relying on an external mouse just to middle click and right click. I?m using Windows 10 b10240 and, as in the post?s title, my trackpoint driver is the latest listed on Lenovo?s support site (which I think WU actually installed for me)?19.0.12.61. Why don?t the virtual buttons work and are there any other workarounds that don?t involve using a mode other than Trackpoint Classic?













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Answer:T540p unable to right-click with virtual buttons in trackpoint or trackpoint classic mode 19.0.12.61

Seems to have partially fixed iteslf since Windows Update (WU) installed 19.0.16. Now the right half of my touchpad performs a right click when in TrackPad Classic mode. However, the supposed ?middle click? zone still does a weird scrolly mode instead of sending a middle click. Guess I still have to use an external mouse to accomplish a middle click when using Classic TrackPoint mode, but at least the situtaion is better than when I couldn?t right click with this mode.

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Does anyone know of a FTP server, for windows, that has some type of a web based management utitlity. By web based i mean some type of a client that is logged into similarly to like a linksys router or something similar. I've been seaching around for a while but can't seem to find much.

Thanks
 

Answer:Web based FTP server

I'm not sure it supports FTP, but the little I've seen of this, it's great.

http://www.badblue.com/
 

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Alright some of you here know I am a Firefighter and I am also our IT director. Well my Chief made me the IT guy, I told him what I was going to do, I changed over from P2P to Windows Server 2003. Now he got mad at someone for locking THEIR computer in THEIR office (not his the Chief's office) and now he wants NO PASSWORDS on any computer. Not to mention I brought my OWN server from my house and spent my money buying the parts, software, and monitor for it.
I need help with gathering all the Pro's and Con's of having a Server Based vs P2P Network.......
Please help me from not wanting to quit my job.
 

Answer:P2P vs Server Based

What's to say? The thing that springs to mind is: No good deed goes unpunished.
 

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Hello I am currently having issues with useing anything web base games or google chrome. But IE works and I can use the internet with that. I have flush my IP and DNS but that didnt fix anything.

Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error.
That is the message I get when I try to use google chrome.
If I try starting up League of Legends or World of Warcraft I get this message
(Could not connect to the HTTP server. Please check that your internet connections is enable and that your firewall is not blacking access.

I dont run a fire wall
I have ventrillo and IE working for internet right now.
Anything that has a web based application will say that it is not connected to the internet.
Also I am sure I have the last IE installed.

Answer:Can only use IE and non web based programs

Update:

I currently uninstalled the latest Internet Explorer and went to the one I had before. Still have same issue.

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When I am trying to use a new utility or program that I have found linked here, I am having a problem viewing/inputting commands into the program.

I click the file, and a bunch of text will scroll, and it closes.

What is the cause of this problem? How can I stop my MS-DOS programs from doing this?

Answer:Using MS-Dos Based Programs

Knowing which program it is you are trying to use would go a long way in us assisting you.

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I was interested to know if anyone knows of any web based sites or programs that allow u to use AIM without having to install the AIM software. I work in an office behind a proxy and cannot use the standard AIM because of that. I have been using MEEBO but the IT director for my company found out and blocked that site. Myself and this director dont get along do to my knowledge of computers is vastly more extensive than his so this is his way of feeling superior. If anyone knows any sites i can use please let me kno. i do think that he has put a filter on my account to block any sites that contain AIM in the address but im willing to try anything. Also, if anyone knows anything about "SURFGUARD", which is the program that they use to control internet usage at my company, that could be helpful that knowledge would also be appreciated. Thanks

Answer:Web-based AIM programs

http://www.e-messenger.net/

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Hello
I am running XP on a intel 1.8Ghz cpu 575 MB ram, I am the system administrator on this computer and other users are my family members. I have not gave anyone my password to avoid the problem we had with random downloads of programs over the net. Well it has happened with a program called Weatherbug and Wild Tangent. Everyone says that they did not do this and I did not install these, can some programs install without permission from administrator ?
 

Answer:xp and web based programs

WT is known to be bundled with online multiplayer games but WeatherBug I haven't heard of being part of some software. What have you installed prior to have noticed it?
 

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Question: Dos Based Programs

Just got a new computer xp pro. I have some dos programs and want to know if they can be used.

Answer:Dos Based Programs

Sometimes, yes. More info can be found HERE.

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Hi, I got an S230u Twist last autumn and have been really happy with it. At the time, I ordered a set of replacement rubber TrackPoint caps. When I replaced the original cap the other day, I realised that the replacement ones are about 0.5mm shorter than the original one, with the result that the H and G keys get caught on the edge of the cap; you have to hit them quite hard to get them to work. I compared all the new caps from the packet against the original one, and sure enough; they're all a little too short. They fit, but it's annoying to have to go back and make sure all my ""G"s and "H"s typed correctly.  Has anyone else had the same problem? Lenovo, could this just have been a bad batch, and if so can I return the unused ones for a replacement set that is the correct height? 

Answer:S230u - replacement trackpoint TrackPoint caps are too short

If you bought them from Lenovo I'd just try and return them. If not dispute on eBay/PayPal/Credit Card. But never use poor quality TrackPoint Caps. Remember if a computer is running efficiently so is the person behind it generally. 





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I am using Windows XP Professional. When I hit "Start" and then "All Programs" the list of programs comes up in multiple columns. There are more than will fit on the screen. How do I change this view to a scrolling list?
 

Answer:Scrolling Programs List

Right click the task bar and select properties / start menu / customize / advanced. Under start menu items, scroll close to the bottom and check the box; “Scroll Programs”

Welcome to TSG

Lance.
 

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Scrolling with either the TrackPoint or the TouchPad doesn't work for me in Windows Live Messenger contact list, the windows "Add/Remove Programs" list and the math program Maple. Is there anything I can try to do to solve this? I have a Lenovo R61 8918-DEG running XP SP3  Thank you

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So i did a search on google for a web based backup solution that allows me to host the software on my own server but i could not find anything.

Does anyone use or know of software that i can run on my remote server (at my house)and have it backup a local server(at my business)? I don't mind paying for software that works. Right now we currently use jungledisk and it's been great. Just looking for other alternatives.
 

Answer:web based backup, using my own server

rsync
It is free
 

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Curious to get feedback and thoughts on this. Have a small client that has an office with an old server. They run a proprietary app that where there dB is stored on this server along with other files. This guy wants to close down the office and have him and his employee each work from their homes. So we're looking at going virtual. Does it make sense to simply upgrade the server and give one of them remote access or drop having a local server and go completely web based and use the internet with a web server? Maybe I'm not thinking straight here but it seems if you were using a web based server even with broadband access to the internet that it would slow things down.

Thoughts, ideas?

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Keep local server or go with web based?

Most databases aren't too friendly to lossy connections running local instances...you'd need to explore collocating the server and setting up Terminal Services (ideally on a separate box).

There are certainly options for migrating the database to a more internet friendly configuration, but without knowing specifics, you'd need to talk to a DBA with a background supporting the existing platform.
 

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Hi, I've been using badblue for awhile and looking for a better program for sharing word doc's etc from my computer. Maybe something with more bells and whistles, you know?
Price?, nothing more than 200 or so. Or freeware would be even better, any ideas? Thanks, Jay
 

Answer:web based file server?

if you don't mind everyone able to D/L what you send out then use kazaalite if you need a simple P2P then there is one in msn 6.0
 

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Can anyone recommend a server. We are looking at setting up a dictation system. Three dictation stations all writing to the server. The files would all be word or word perfect and this is all it would be used for. The only thing it would really need is redundancy for security reasons. A raid system and some sort of way to back it up.
Thanks in advance,
Jerry
 

Answer:windows based server

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I have a client who has a server and they want to be able to fax from it from any of the client computers. Is there software out there that allows this?? It would have a server component for the server and a client component for the clients. Thanks in advance.
 

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Question: Linux based server

I want to know if the domain name server is Linux based than asp pages will work or not?. Or there is any limitation of linux based web server.
 

Answer:Linux based server

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I'm looking for a server based program that can store information such as EMS calls, map them and merge them into a program like simply accounting to create invoices and reference them to vendors via Excel. I have tried Tickets, is there anything thing else, open and closed source.

Answer:Looking for a server based EMS software

EMS?

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I'm having trouble at work with people trying to access two web based programs at the same time. When a transaction is made in one of the programs the other closes out. Is there some sort of setting that will allow them to have both programs up and functional at the same time??

Answer:Accessing two web based programs at once

is this using remote access?

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How do I detrmine wether to install the Unicode version or non-unicode version ... of a program ?

I want to test Q-Dir an alternative WinExplorer app, but their download page offers these options.
I dont know which to download because I dont understand how Unicode editions are applicable
(I intend testing the portable versions, not that it is relevant, to my dilema)

DDG search: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=what+is+a+...used+for&kaa=p has not helped and this Unicode.org web-site is beyond my comprehension.

I assume English based programs are ASCII where as non English programs must be Unicode to render text in its intended language.
As a self taught programmer, for my own needs, I am aware of ASCII character sets, but not an expert.

Would appreciate any clarification -- thank you

Answer:Unicode based programs ?

If you can choose, always select the Unicode version of a program.

As you say, being Unicode allows to understand text in non-English languages correctly no matter the system settings (ASCII is limited to English letters, numbers and the most common symbols only, and ANSI codepages are system-specific), so for it to work correctly with any possible text, Unicode builds are a must if the OS supports them.

Quick and dirty rule of thumb, if using a NT-based system, use Unicode if available (that is, for Windows NT, 2000, XP, 2003, 2008, Vista, 7, 8, 2012 and 10, use Unicode).

It's also important to note that it's not only a matter of using Unicode because you might use a non-English localized version, but any text the program handles is subject to bugs without full Unicode awareness. For example, a file manager must understand Unicode because you may have a file with a non-ASCII name, or more frequently, content that's not fully ASCII text (just try to open a chinese-named file with a non compliant program and you'll see what I mean)

If you're a programmer, then a basic understanding of Unicode is a must, as it's a fundamental topic in today systems, storage and data exchange. A good read about the topic is this one:
The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!) - Joel on Software

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On my desktop in XP I have two dos based icons where I download Killdisk before putting onto floppy.One is Killdisk and the other is an associated file dos4gw.I have tried all ways to remove but each time get a message it is being used by another person or program.As it is not a XP program is is not in add/remove programs.Their support just tell me to delete but that is not possible.Has anyone found a way to delete.

Answer:removal of dos based programs

click here

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Does anyone know how if at all it is possible to load and use Dos based programs in win 98 and 2000?I have a few very good games that just don't load on either.Thanks in advance

Answer:MS DOS based programs compatibility with Win 98

Quite a few games do work in DOS, but the Windows versions don't contain the full DOS system files so you'll find other games won't work. You could try and get a copy of MS-DOS 6.22 and load that on as well (three floppies), you should find that will work, I had to do that on a computer that was required to run DOS programs which wouldn't work with win98 on its own.

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I have a dos based booking and admin program for a beauty salon that is happily running on a win98 pc that I would like to upgrade to win2k. The vendor (a salesman) said it will not run on win2k, and then immediately urged me to upgrade to winxp and to buy the xp version. They wouldn't let me to talk to a techie, unfortunately. Being a tad suspicious of salesman, I want to determine for myself if it will run or not on win2k.

A major obstacle is the original install disks are missing, so what I plan to do is copy all the files/folders over to a win2k machine; set up the path statement to match the w98 setup; and being dos based I assume there is nothig in the registry.

Is there any other settings in win2k I should attend to in order to give it the best chance of working OK?

Cheers,
Brodie
 

Answer:win2k and dos based programs

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I have windows XP Pro with SP2 installed. I noticed a problem with some programs lately anywhere from 10-15min Load times. Before it was only seconds. I was able to diagnose, it was only programs with a web based window... ex .. Yahoo - Yahoo insider .. Weatherbug .. Newest MSN - MSN Network.. I tested my thoery and wrote a VB app with a webbrowser using the IE Controls. I assume the before mentioned programs use the IE control also. I tried uninstalling SP2 and reinstalling. The problem was still there. I assume it has to do with something that's bad with my IE. I tried to get a fresh copy to reinstall over it or replace all parts and the copy i downloaded from microsoft it just checked and told me i had IE already and Quit..

Can anyone help me with trying to figure this out? If you need more details let me know...

My system specs....
2.66GHZ celeron
512MB Ram

PS
the lag was also on sp1 after i uninstalled sp2
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:05:27 AM, on 5/26/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Stardock\SDMCP.exe
C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\WindowBlinds\wbload.exe
C:\WIN... Read more

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I would like to create a server based network, but don't realy have any idea how i go about this. I already have a peer to peer wireless network and a "host computer".Please could someone tell me what i need to create a server based network and if poss how to go about it thanks.Matt

Answer:Server Based Network Info

to setup a server client network u would need a machine that is able to run windows 2000 or windows 2003 server, i would go 4 512MB of ram and a 80GB hard drive, then setup the machine as a domain controller, u can get more info on how to this in the help files, or pm me and i will be happy to help.Dan

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Any recommendations on syslog server application for the Windows platform? We are currently using a Linux app and would like to move away from Linux as we are a mostly windows shop. We essentially just need an app that would log locally as well as remotely, at the same time. Were not looking for any kind of monitoring or other advanced features, as we already have a suite for that.

I'd like to personally push for Kiwi but we want to make sure there isnt a free application that could do these simple tasks before we actually spend money.
 

Answer:Windows Based Syslog Server?

I needed one a while back, and just did a Google search for Free Windows Syslog Server. There were quite a few options that came up. I don't remember which one I actually chose, but it seemed to do what you are looking to do.
 

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Just a quick question, how many out there use a server based home network, or strickly a peer to peer? What do you use your server for?
 

Answer:Server based home network

Right now I have a small Linux server that I use for DHCP and file serving. It is just a little P3-650 w/ 1GB PC100 RAM and a 40GB hard drive. That way I can access my music from a common point from anywhere in the house. I'm working on creating a MUCH larger file server (>1TB RAID5) off of a dual proc AMD 2400+ mobo with 2GB DDR. Again, it will mostly be a file server, but I could add some other stuff on it as well.
 

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I have been using XP PRO 64 bit and have been told that it uses the server 2003 kernel. It seems that my quad core likes this OS better then XP HOME. I am wondering if the "regular" XP PRO 32bit is also built on the server 2003 kernel? For compatability reasons, I would like to switch to the XP PRO, but is this just like XP HOME? I am using a Q6600, and would like an OS that can "play" with my cores nicely!

Thanks
 

Answer:Windows XP Pro, is this based on the server kernel also?

its the other way around.

XP is based on Win2000 kernel.. Win2003 is based on XP kernel.

As for multicore compatibility, all versions of XP will work as long as multiple cores are on the same die.

If they're on seperate processors (dual-cpu boards for example), then you need to be selective of your operating system. XP Pro accepts 2 processors, Home just one.
 

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Hi, I am looking to set up a VPN connection to one of our servers, never done it before. What suggestions might you have? Any good articles i can read? I found stuff on configuring the Client, but not the server, HELP!!!
 

Answer:Setting up a server based VPN connection

what is the server software?
 

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I know a little bit and pieces of everything. I want to create my own web server from home, with linux operating system. I want to be able to create asp pages. Can someone PLEASE point me in right direction as to which version of linux to get, where to get it, what programs to install on it, and newbie guides to publishing my content so others can see it straight from my home computer? Help is very much appreciated. Thanks.
 

Answer:would like to create linux-based server

www.apache.org
There you can download the apache web server, arguably the best on the market. It comes with a built in administration manual pages. There should be TONS AND TONS of info on google.

As for which linux distro to use...I'm fairly sure it will run on just about any. I'm not sure which to say is "the best". I would imagine one with a good level of security would be most appropriate for a web server.
 

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I have a server at home. Up until last week the only way for me to gain access to it from outside the network was through a VPN connection. I decided to setup seafile on it so I can get us off dropbox. Seafile works great but I am cautious about who I share links to files with. Its behind a router based firewall, windows firewall is enabled on it as well and only the necessary ports are open. I have done some light reading into setting up SSL but have not actually done it yet. I was thinking of setting up a dedicated machine with PFsense, but that may be overkill and added complexity.

It's running Windows 8.1 right now, but I can change that if necessary.

What can I do to make sure nothing heinous happens?
 

Answer:How do I best secure my home based server?

The only thing you really can do is to make sure everything is patched and up to date, as many exploits come through outdated software and machines get hijacked from the most unlikely places. Firewall rules, good account names and passwords, etc. I have started to go to mildly complex user names to maybe give a small extra layer of security... instead of "admin" I would use "iroc409-Admin" or something similar. It probably doesn't help, but it might. Social engineering is a major way into a network as well, so be mindful of that.
 

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I've been looking for a fast web based file server that can be hosted locally forever I'm using owncloud currently which all the features are awesome and the speed is okay but no where as fast as torrents uTP protocol. Can any recommend one that will actually transfer at my 100Mb up speed if the clients down speed can support it? Something that use udt ,fdt or anything other than tcp.
 
 
Here's what I did the other day testing with owncloud file transfer to a friend I hit a whole 16Mb speed transferring a file with that application. I then created a private torrent and gave that to him and it transferred at a speed around 50Mb which is decent considering he's not on fiber. And there's a huge difference in speed between the two applications so I am after something that can give me the transfer speed of uTP.

Answer:Fast web based file server

One thing you may want to consider before attempting to set up a local server. Read the fine print of your TOS from your ISP. Make sure that you are not subject to penalties for operating a server on your level of service. You could be in for a rude awakening otherwise.

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I have a HP DL380 G4 Server that is running Virtual Server 2005.

I want to test an application on a virtual guest that uses a parralel port
dongle for software security.

The DL380 server does not have a parrallel port so I purchased a PCI based
IO card and installed it in the server. The PCO slots on the server are PCI-X.

The server is running Windows 2003 server and detected the device and I was
able to install the drivers from the cd-rom that came with the card.

Device manager on the host servers show that there is an LPT port.

However, when I go into the Virtual Server administrator and try to map that
LPT1 port to a virtual guest the port dow not appear and thus cannot be
selected.

Is anyone able to confirm that what I am doing is possible? Does virtual
server only recognize 'real' LPT ports? Any other suggestions?

Cheers

Craig
 

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( I did a google search first). Is there a way to have an email account that is not web-based? For example, when Outlook uses POP3, it connects to my gmail account to receive mail. Is there any server that will take email directly to me. Instead of to a web-based email account, and then downloaded by a mail client? Are there any mail clients that support this?

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I've recently acquired a core 2 duo dell optiplex for the purpose of acting as a general purpose linux server and as a router. I've set up pretty much everything I want so far except something to manage routing, preferably with web based management. Currently, I'm eying the eBox/Zentyal platform/packages, but I installed 10.10 on the machine so there isn't a current build available to me (eBox 1.5 instead of 1.5.14?).
So my question is as follows: should I reinstall to 10.04 for the more recent versions of ebox via the zentyal repository or should I consider a completely different product? I would prefer to keep the base installed OS as ubuntu desktop if possible, since I'm familiar with working with it.
 

Answer:Ubuntu based server/router

http://www.server-servers.com/ubuntu-internet-gateway-and-router/
 

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