What’s up with the scrollbar? Posted on 15 de July de 2013 por tanty Disculpa, pero esta entrada está disponible sólo en Inglés Estadounidense.
Right-clicking above or below scrollbar now behaves the same way left-click did by default.
If I recall well you could jump directly to the position by right-clicking before so it would be correct to say buttons were swapped.
P.S. This comment form is irritating.
Nice! I’ve been wondering if there’s a way to change that unusable click-to-jump behavior. Now if only someone would make a UI for setting mouse behavior…
Thanks for the hint !
Did you know that you can use the «middle» touchpad button with the trackpad to have the same effect than a mouse wheel ?
You’ll use as this :
* hold pressed the middle button
* and move up/down the trackpad and so you’ll have a mouse wheel effect
To enable this behavior, you’ll have to add a configuration file in «/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d» with following lines :
Identifier «Trackpoint Wheel Emulation»
MatchProduct «TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint|DualPoint Stick|Synaptics Inc. Composite TouchPad / TrackPoint|ThinkPad USB Keyboard with TrackPoint|USB Trackpoint pointing device»
Option «EmulateWheel» «true»
Option «EmulateWheelButton» «2»
Option «Emulate3Buttons» «false»
Option «XAxisMapping» «6 7»
Option «YAxisMapping» «4 5»
It works well with my Thinkpad T420s, so I think it should work with yours.
Didn’t know that. I will try to start using and get used to it.
Thanks for the tip!
Funny, just yesterday I found this behaviour in my favourite music player, Quod Libet, and was about to file a bug report against it. You saved me from looking stupid :~)
I wonder, what the advantage of the new slider behaviour could be?
This solution was already given to me in my previous post about Ubuntu’s overlay scrollbar:
It doesn’t work for me because using the middle button causes to have problems with the X11 pasting through it.
Thanks for the tip anyway 🙂
In case you are interested:
In case you are interested:
Thank you million times for this tip! Click-to-warp scrollbars are unusable with anything larger than 2 pages of items.
The «middle button as a scroll wheel» behaviour is a productivity beast, at least for me 😀
Here you have several ways to enable it:
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Thanks for the tip, that had been driving me mad. Strangely the setting doesn’t change the scrolling behaviour of the file dialog in thunderbird though even though it does change the scrolling of the main panels in thunderbird & firefox.
Thunderbird and Firefox are not native GTK+ applications. Maybe that’s why.
That’s normal, because Mozilla uses GTK+2 and not GTK+3. If you want to test the new scrollbar behaviour, you can use e.g. Gnome applications, like Evolution, Empathy,…
GTK2 supports gtk-primary-button-warps-slider but it defaults to false (on GTK3 it defaults to true) so it is set to true in /usr/share/themes/Adwaita/gtk-2.0/gtkrc which overrides /etc/gtk-2.0/gtkrc & ~/.gtkrc-2.0. This means the only way to change the behaviour for GTK2 is either to hack /usr/share/themes/Adwaita/gtk-2.0/gtkrc each time the theme is updated or create another that includes the Adwaita gtkrc and then sets gtk-primary-button-warps-slider = 0.
Mathias Clasen has reported about some enhancements just added to the GTK+ scrollbars that maye be useful to address the highlighted issues:
Adrien, Jacobo, thanks for insisting on the tip with the middle button. I’ve give it again a try and seems to be working quite nicely. Maybe I’ve learned now to make use of it? 🙂
Emanuele, thanks for the link, looks interesting …
Thanks for this 🙂