OS/2 and IBM ScrollPoint Mouse
This article describes my installation of the IBM ScrollPoint Mouse
under IBM OS/2 Warp. The scrolling mouse driver was written by IBM and
may be downloaded from the OS/2 support site.
I have used this driver with the IBM ScrollPoint Mouse, the Logitech
First Mouse plus, and the Microsoft Wheel Mouse.
If you are using OS/2 Warp Server for e-Business, you already have support
for the ScrollPoint mouse. A newer driver appears to be available at the link
Driver file details
| scrollms.exe (Version 2.03)
| 10/08/99 1:12p
| 88,175 bytes
Download the driver (scrollms.exe) right now.
Web page of OS/2 Device Driver Pak On-Line -- Mice and Track Balls
Web page of OS/2 Device Driver Pak On-Line -- Scrollpoint Mouse (012J4546)
ScrollPoint Mouse readme file
Driver installation procedure
This is the procedure to switch a working system from an old
mouse to a new IBM Scrollpoint Mouse.
- Open an OS/2 window and change to the directory that contains
the SCROLLMS.EXE package you downloaded
- Enter scrollms -d at the OS/2 command prompt
- Enter mouinst at the OS/2 command prompt
- Shutdown the computer
- Unplug the old mouse
- Plug in the ScrollPoint mouse
- Start the computer
How to use the ScrollPoint mouse
This is the part of the readme file that explains what the driver
does and how to use it. I have tried this driver with the IBM ScrollPoint
mouse (stick-type) and with the Logitech First Mouse + (wheel-type).
3.0 Scrolling Mouse Operating Parameters
The ScrollPoint Mouse driver supports both stick-type (ie., IBM
ScrollPoint) and wheel-type (ie., Logitech MouseMan+) scrolling mice.
The physical attributes of the scroller device in your scrolling mouse
determines the operational characteristics of the scrolling portion
of the mouse. Other features, including button functions, are the
same as on a non-scrolling mouse.
3.1 Stick-Type Scrolling Mouse
A stick-type mouse will allow the cursor to move vertically either
line-by-line or page-by-page and horizontally either space-by-space
or tab-by-tab, depending on the amount of time the stick is held at its
maximum-deflected position for the chosen direction.
Typically, up or down stick-deflections of less than one second will
cause the cursor to move vertically on a line-by-line basis. When the
stick is held deflected up or down for more than one second, the cursor
will change its vertical movement from a line-by-line to a page-by-page
Similarly, left or right stick-deflections of less than one second will
cause the cursor to move horizontally on a space-by-space basis. When
the stick is held deflected left or right for more than one second,
the cursor will change its horizontal movement from a space-by-space to
a tab-by-tab motion.
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