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    lavista is offline Member Frequent Poster
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    Default laptop, using scroll wheel without mouse?

    kinda desperate after searching and googling :S

    ok i have a t43 IBM laptop
    and i am using windows XP sp2 (don't hate me vol ^^)

    but the real question is that: is there any way i can use scroll wheel (easily acessible with mouse middle button XD)
    and the only reason i need this scroll wheel is because in maya , pan/track is accessible using alt+middle button TT

    any help?
    thx beforehand

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    with my laptop, you can just click both of the mousepad keys at the same time and the scroll wheel comes up

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    Sheeeeiiiittt... I haven't even got Linux on my laptop yet (and after all the work I put into customizing windows to make it acceptable to me, maybe I won't). Laptops are a bitch to convert, although I do beleive that IBM has the best track record for it, by keeping the same hardware for the most part from model to model.

    Anyway, I'm sure this is possible. IBM Thinkpads have a reputation as some of the best quality laptops around (may not be the most powerful, but the quality is outstanding), and the touchpad/eraserhead mouse is supposed to be one of the high points. Wouldn't get to have that title if this option wasn't available.

    Unfortunatly, I couldn't find a step by step guide for you. What I did find is some general information pages and flyers that state that the UltraNav Touchpad on the Thinkpads is fully programmable and customizeable. You can do such things as make a side of the touchpad a scroll wheel, and assign areas of the touchpad to do different things (on my Inspiron, for example, I made the top left corner of the touchpad my middle-click button). So the trick is to figgure out how to do this.

    First place I would check is the control pannel (start -> Control Pannel, or Start -> Settings -> Control Pannel). Look in there for an icon labeled UltraNav or Trackpoint. If you don't see a configuration there, just simply look in the mouse configuration pannel. There are probably tabs at the top of that that will allow you to customize what the buttons, trackpoint, and UltraNav do when pressed, touched, whatever. My laptop gave me the option to make pressing both buttons at the same time middle-click, so I took that too. Note that this is probably easiest if you have the control pannel set to classic view.

    If you can't find the settings you are looking for there, the last thing I found is that it may be under your laptops configuration. To access this, go to Start -> Programs -> Thinkpad -> Thinkpad Utilities -> Thinkpad Configuration, or Start -> Programs -> Access IBM -> Thinkpad Configuration. You will probably find some options in there as well (if you can plug a USB mouse in and use it, then don't mess with the options you see in there called Trackpoint and UltraNav Automatic or Auto-Disable mode, its working, so no touchy).

    If neither of them two work, let me know and I will go digging some more. But, I'd bet that one of those two areas holds your answer.
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    I went to thinkpad configuration, choose track point [has also try choosing touch pad]
    at the end seem like it bring me to mouse properties, where you can configure the trackpoint / touchpad
    in the trackpoint, there is an option from scrolling standard, magnifying , i choose scrolling standard, but it doesn't work as pan in maya
    ^^


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    Buy a mouse with a usb cable to hook it onto your laptop. They sell for less than $20. =D

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    Hrmm... I guess I don't understand what you want. I thought you wanted to have a middle click option, not a scroll wheel. For the middle click, you should have to go to the touch pad configuration an program a spot in the touchpad to be your middle click function.

    Here is what I have to do for my Alps Touchpad.
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    ok ...
    i beg for a complete forgiveness for my idiocy....
    i finally figure out how to do it XD
    from mouse properties, touchpad properties, buttons lol



    [edit]
    hmm after second though, thinkpad has 4 button...
    so i wonder how to adjust the top one ?


    because from touchpad properties, only control the bottom one

    so i guess the question is how to change the option for the top buttons ?
    as we know the bottom buttons is configured using touchpad properties

    [edit]
    ok i figure out that we can't change the configuration for the top buttons
    here is the picture of it
    from ultranav wizard TT





    or is there any other way ?

 

 

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