Never heard about such a problem in Lightroom.
Do you mean that there are scrollbars in the user interface at various screen parts, and you cannot operate them like usual in Win7?
Or do you expect something elso when you phrase "scroll"? Maybe a screenshot would help?
The problem is that the scroll wheel function on both the trackpoint and touchpad does not function in LR. The slider bars are there and I can scroll by using the left button on the mouse, selecting the bar and moving it. What is not working is the ability to scroll when I put my mouse over the area. The mouse does change to show that it should be scrolling (see image) but nothing happens. This is also the case for changing values. Scroll does not work.
I also have a Thinkpad X201, and scrolling via the touchpad doesn't work for me either.
I'm having the exact same problem. My scroll wheel always controlled the sliders in the develop area. It mysteriously stopped doing so about 3-5 months ago. Not sure if some Windows update or what might have changed it. There are no settings in the mouse software other than how many lines the wheel scrolls at a time. I couldn't find anything in LR preferences, either. I've just been getting along w/o it but I miss the feature. I'm using the same Microsoft wireless mouse I've had for a couple of years so no idea what might have impacted this.
UPDATE: I'm embarrassed to say that I just got around to simply trying a different mouse. Hooked up a Logitech mouse and the scrolling functions all work just fine. I suspect my Microsoft mouse rec'd a driver update in the past 3-6 months and somehow disabled the scroll wheel function as it pertains to the sliders. The wheel is working in all other regards so I kept thinking it must be a setting in Lightroom that I had screwed up. I'm going to rollback the driver just out of curiousity but at least I have functionality back via the very simple fix of plugging in a different mouse.
I am not talking about an external mouse. I am talking about the touchpad and trackpoint which are part of the laptop. I have all my drivers up to date. Thanks for your time, but yours sounds like a very different issue.
I just thought I'd add to this thread as another person who can't scroll with the touchpad.
I have a new Lenovo T430 laptop running Lighroom 5.2.
I have Synamptics drivers version 188.8.131.52 dated 31/01/2013.
As the scrolling works for every other application, I'd suggest this was an issue with Lightroom and not the drivers.
Please fix it Adobe! This issue has been around now for YEARS!
Does Adobe ever read these pages?
Thanks for taking the time to post this solution Michhes!
It worked for me.
You're welcome! Glad it helped!