I have multiple displays on a windows XP box by using two video cards.
My scrollwheel does not work in firefox, but only for a specific display!
- This problem is specific to firefox, as outlook and rxvt scroll as expected in all displays.
- This problem is specific to a secondary display.
- This problem occurs with both microsoft wireless mouse and logitech usb mouse.
I run into this issue periodically, but dont know why it keeps coming back.
Perhaps the following table will help:
_Card_ _Display_ _Scroll_Ability_ Quadro 1 (dvi) works Radeon 2 (dvi) works Quadro 3 (vga) does NOT work Radeon 4 (vga) works
I recently rotated Quatro 1 from landscape to portrait.
I recently updated Radeon drivers to allow portrait mode on Radeon 2 and 4
--edit/update---edit/update---edit/update-- I've rebooted (of course), dropped and reinstalled my mouse, and rearranged my monitors
Now I get the following:
_Card_ _Display_ _Scroll_Ability_ Quadro 1 (dvi) works Radeon 2 (dvi) does NOT work Quadro 3 (vga) does NOT work Radeon 4 (vga) works
again all applications except firefox see the mousewheel just fine. firefox only sees the mouse on display's 1 and 4 now
Firefox scrolling with mousewheel still not working on secondary displays on dual video cards BUT....
it works fine on those displays when viewing emails on juno.com ! ? more details... using ardvark to browse the DOM, it seems that I can use the scrollwheel when inside an iframe of the email, but not outside that iframe.
firefox in safe mode does not fix the ignoring of mouse wheel on select displays. installing intellimouse mouse drivesr does not help (now all drivers are up-to-date). tweakui (focus follows mouse) and clicking the mice wheels does not help. IETab extension works (but is an unacceptable solution specifically because foxyproxy is bypassed).
trying a completely uninstall of firefox and reinstalling (already had latest version anyway).
fresh install of firefox 3.5.2 without any modification/personalization still wont scroll with the mousewheel on 2 of 4 displays.
arora, rxvt, outlook, notepad, etc... all are scrolling via mousewheel on all 4 displays.