I’m having problem with the touchpad on my notebook Compaq Presario V2000, it doesn’t functioning at all when I use Firefox browser. The touchpad also can’t do scrolling in Thunderbird email client. It seems the touchpad doesn’t work in Mozilla’s products.
I don’t know what the cause of this problem. The touchpad works well in Windows Explorer and other applications. For some time I didn’t mind about this problem as I didn’t use Firefox or Thunderbird as often as nowadays.
It start to give troublesome when I’m in public hotspot or at least when I only wants to use my notebook for a small fraction of time and I must take out my wireless mouse from my bag and plug it to my notebook and after finish using my notebook I must insert it back to its case and put it in my bag. I’m just too lazy to do that :D
Any way.. because of my laziness, I search on Synaptics’ website for a new driver. I found a driver with newer version that I have currently, which is the factory default. The new version I downloaded is v8.3.4 dated 19 May 2006. With this new driver the touchpad can do scrolling on both Firefox and Thunderbird, so the problem is solved.
If you having problem with scrolling in Firefox or Thunderbird, try download the new driver for your touchpad.