Most Thinkpad’s that come with the trackpoint input device also come with a special middle mouse button that can be used to switch into ‘scroll’ mode. You hold down the middle button and push the trackpoint and it scrolls in the direction you push.
Most annoyingly, however, it doesn’t work with many apps. But it turns out, it’s configurable!
On my system, the magic configuration file lives at
C:\windows\system32\tp4table.dat.† Towards the bottom of this file, right before the
[AutoScrollTable] section, I added the following lines:
;iTunes/Safari Scroll Fix *,*,itunes.exe,*,*,*,WheelStd,0,9 *,*,Safari.exe,*,*,*,WheelStd,0,9
This makes the scroll stuff work for both the Safari for windows as well as iTunes.
Now why they didn’t default to this ‘WheelStd’ mode is beyond me. It would have saved a lot of headaches.
† I found this info on this thread which also has some config info for other Thinkpad models.