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(Posting to both the IDEA and Omea EAP groups because it applies to both.)

The Synaptics driver that IBM uses for it's UltraNav is pecular -- it seems
to try to find the scroll bars an manipulate those directly, which doesn't
work with custom controls.

For both IDEA and Omea, it is necessary to edit "c:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\tp4table.dat"
and add the following just below the "Java support" section:

; IDEA support
*,*,idea.exe,*,*,*,WheelStd,1,9

; Omea support
*,*,OmeaPro.exe,*,*,*,WheelStd,1,9

Scrolling will work after a reboot (the reboot is necessary because the driver
must be reloaded) becuase this seems to make the UltraNav scrolling input
emulate standard scroll wheel input.

This question has come up a few times -- is there any way to get it added
to the readme files for these applications? Or, is it possible to make the
installer smart enough to edit this file, if present (this might make more
sense for Omea than for IDEA, given their respective users)? It's very,
very anoying in both IDEA and Omea to not be able to scroll using the UltraNav,
and it looks bad because it works in most (but not all) other applications,
including Outlook and other Java applications (which use java.exe instead
of thier own wrapper executable).

What is worst is that googling for this solution is rather tricky (it should
be in the Synaptics Help file, but it's not, so far as I can tell) -- I found
it a few years ago by finding a thread about scrolling being broken in Opera's
support groups and guessing the correct solution for IDEA and Omea, but it
was pure luck.

--Mike


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Whoohoo! You just gave me an answer that I could never find. I love my
ThinkPad, but couldn't use the UltraNav. It works now. Thanks a lot.

mkwerle_no_spam@nospam.yahoo.com wrote:

(Posting to both the IDEA and Omea EAP groups because it applies to
both.)

>

The Synaptics driver that IBM uses for it's UltraNav is pecular -- it
seems to try to find the scroll bars an manipulate those directly,
which doesn't work with custom controls.

>

For both IDEA and Omea, it is necessary to edit "c:\Program
Files\Synaptics\SynTP\tp4table.dat" and add the following just below
the "Java support" section:

>

; IDEA support
,,idea.exe,,,*,WheelStd,1,9

>

; Omea support
,,OmeaPro.exe,,,*,WheelStd,1,9

>

Scrolling will work after a reboot (the reboot is necessary because
the driver must be reloaded) becuase this seems to make the UltraNav
scrolling input emulate standard scroll wheel input.

>

This question has come up a few times -- is there any way to get it
added to the readme files for these applications? Or, is it possible
to make the installer smart enough to edit this file, if present (this
might make more sense for Omea than for IDEA, given their respective
users)? It's very, very anoying in both IDEA and Omea to not be able
to scroll using the UltraNav, and it looks bad because it works in
most (but not all) other applications, including Outlook and other
Java applications (which use java.exe instead of thier own wrapper
executable).

>

What is worst is that googling for this solution is rather tricky (it
should be in the Synaptics Help file, but it's not, so far as I can
tell) -- I found it a few years ago by finding a thread about
scrolling being broken in Opera's support groups and guessing the
correct solution for IDEA and Omea, but it was pure luck.

>

--Mike

>
>

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I know this is an old post, but I wanted to respond with what worked for me today, and is slightly different than what was posted here. I copied the values in the tp4table.dat file for java and replaced java.exe with idea.exe and it worked...

; IDEA support
,,idea.exe,,,*,WheelStd,1,9

Thanks for the pointers, though, I'm sooo happy to have the touch point working in Idea.

-Eric

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ah, hehe, now i realize why it didn't work. the asterisks in the original post turned the second comma bold instead of showing the asterisk character...

; IDEA support
*, *, idea.exe, * , * , * , WheelStd , 1 , 9

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