Microsoft’s Chromium Edge Users Report Annoying Touchpad Scrolling Issues

Windows fans were eagerly waiting for the release of Chromium Edge for more than a year. Finally, Microsoft launched the browser on January 15. People started downloading the browser right after its release. However, some of them have already started reporting issues.

The issue is basically related to the touchpad scrolling while using the browser. According to the reports, people who use the two-finger swipe gesture to scroll through web pages noticed that the right context menu unexpectedly shows up.

For those who don’t know, generally, the right context menu is programmed to be opened with a two-finger tap. However, this behavior is different in the Chromium-Edge browser. Fortunately, Microsoft is already aware of the issue and a fix is currently under progress.

“We’ve seen a lot of feedback around touchpad scrolling being either extremely fast or randomly right-clicking and wanted to let you know that we hear you and we’re investigating. At this point we believe the issue to be driver-related and are working with the appropriate driver developers to help root cause the precise issue and determine possible fixes.”

Microsoft Released Chromium Edge Without A Fix

Apparently, it is not a new issue and the bug was reported in the Edge Dev Channel as well. As a matter of fact, the issue impacts a lot of HP users. Microsoft Edge users are surprised that the company released the browser without fixing this problem.

Microsoft confirmed that the problem is mainly related to Synaptics trackpads packed with Lenovo and HP devices. Microsoft’s engineers investigated the issue and compared the behavior of Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge on an HP device. The results proved that “Edge was getting 2-3x the scroll delta Chrome was getting”.

Several Microsoft Edge users have decided to switch to another browser until Microsoft release a patch to resolve this issue. Notably, the Big M recently shipped the first security patch update for the browser, while this issue still remains unresolved.

Moreover, there is no ETA available at the moment, so it means that many Lenovo and HP users won’t be able to use Chromium Edge for a long time.

If you are on the same boat, a sensible solution is to wait for Microsoft to release a patch for your system.

Alex Schoff
Alex is a technology reporter with a particular interest in Microsoft and Windows. He keeps a close eye on major developments related to Windows 10, Google Chrome, Office 365, and more.