Alps touchpad "back" and "forward" gesture doesn't work

Name:    PGG
Email:   petergeorgegoetz at
Product: Firefox
Summary: Alps touchpad "back" and "forward" gesture doesn't work

The Alps touchpad is set up to use the scroll area at the top of the pad
as "back" and "forward" controls for browsers.  
Scrolling a page up and down DOES work with touchpad gestures.  

It works with IE 6.0, but doesn't work with any Firefox version.  
BTW, it doesn't work with Opera 8.5 either.  

The Alps driver is  

I've seen lots of requests for help with this bug.  There were a number
of people trying to give helpful suggestions, but they have generally
misunderstood the problem.  There is no solution MORE THAN 2 1/2 years
after this bug was first reported!!!  I was REALLY hoping this would
have been fixed in 1.5, but it hasn't.  
Does it work with _any_ laptop touchpad?  

Browser Details: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051025 Firefox/1.5
11/10/2005 3:57:45 AM 5379 articles. 0 followers. Follow

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The problem is not with the Alps touchpad or its driver, but rather one
with Firefox. This back/forward touchpad event is thrown by Windows,
which is why it works in IE. IE catches the event and acts upon it. The
problem is that these two Windows events are not being caught by
Firefox. Firefox needs to be fixed to catch these Windows events and
map them to back / forward calls. This has been a known bug for ages.

I imagine that all touchpads have this same behaviour with Firefox, as
the Windows events that Firefox is ignoring are probably the same ones
thrown by other drivers - not positive on this though.

Just FYI, this is not fixed yet in 1.5 beta3.

11/29/2005 3:58:02 PM

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