two finger scrolling won't work in certain situations?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ashjamben, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. ashjamben macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2007
    Shanghai, China
    just a problem that i hope is easily fixable! this has been happening for a while now but it's only just started to annoy me now that i've realised a whole website won't work with it (

    basically when i two finger scroll with safari it works almost all the time, but when my mouse if on top if certain things, usually flash animations and the sort, it just doesn't work. embedded videos are normally the culprits, but like i said earlier a whole website that seems to be mostly flash based, if you'd like to test yourself, just won't work at all unless i put my pointer right around the edge of the web page.

    is this a known problem that i'm going to have to deal with? if not, does anyone know of a fix? i presume it's software based so hopefully an easy(ish) fix!

    thanks in advance
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    The problem is Flash. It gets the input event for scroll and swallows it: it doesn't pass it up to the Safari page. So no scrolling happens.
  3. lieb39 macrumors 6502


    Mar 17, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    Same things on Windows - so we're not the only ones.

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