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Old 07-16-2009, 06:03 AM   #1
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Fedora 11: how to slow down mouse scroll wheel


I've just added a KVM switch so that I can share my mouse, keyboard and monitor between my (work issued) Windows laptop and my personal desktop box running Fedora 11. Everything's working fine, but the scroll wheel in Fedora is now super-sensitive: a small touch and it scrolls by more than a pageful each time. Mouse wheel behaviour in Windows is unchanged, so I think the KVM itself isn't misbehaving.

How can I reduce the amount of scroll per unit of wheel rotation? I've googled quite a bit on this, but most discussions of mouse wheel configuration involve tweaking xorg.conf. My xorg.conf doesn't mention the mouse at all (even though all buttons, including scroll are working). So I presume that Fedora has a different mechanism for configuring mouse settings.

Thanks in advance,
Ian
 
Old 07-16-2009, 08:51 PM   #2
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The Fedora Project has excellent documentation. You should be able to find an answer there.

http://docs.fedoraproject.org/user-g...11/en-US/html/

FC 11 can use either the Gnome or K Desktop Environment. You didn't state which you are using. Nevertheless there is a good chance that you can fix your mouse wheel problem using the Gnome or KDE mouse configuration applet.

Bookmark the URL listed above and refer to it often.

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Old 07-17-2009, 04:51 AM   #3
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Thank you for your suggestions stress_junkie. I had already read a lot of documentation, but at your suggestion I tried again:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&r...G=Search&meta=

There is no mention of mouse wheel configuration that I could see. Perhaps you have a specific documentation pointer in mind?

You're right that I forgot to mention that I'm using the gnome desktop. I've thoroughly explored the options in gconf-editor, but I can't see anything that relates to the general operation of the mouse wheel. As I said, there's also no pointer configuration at all in xorg.conf.
 
Old 08-25-2009, 05:24 PM   #4
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I too have this problem. Sadly no amount of searching has helped any.
 
Old 01-18-2010, 01:21 PM   #5
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how to slow down mouse scroll wheel

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Originally Posted by ijdickinson View Post
I've just added a KVM switch so that I can share my mouse, keyboard and monitor between my (work issued) Windows laptop and my personal desktop box running Fedora 11. Everything's working fine, but the scroll wheel in Fedora is now super-sensitive: a small touch and it scrolls by more than a pageful each time. Mouse wheel behaviour in Windows is unchanged, so I think the KVM itself isn't misbehaving.

How can I reduce the amount of scroll per unit of wheel rotation? I've googled quite a bit on this, but most discussions of mouse wheel configuration involve tweaking xorg.conf. My xorg.conf doesn't mention the mouse at all (even though all buttons, including scroll are working). So I presume that Fedora has a different mechanism for configuring mouse settings.

Thanks in advance,
Ian
Had same problem, I'll look and see if I can find the link to remedy it.
 
Old 01-18-2010, 01:23 PM   #6
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I've just added a KVM switch so that I can share my mouse, keyboard and monitor between my (work issued) Windows laptop and my personal desktop box running Fedora 11. Everything's working fine, but the scroll wheel in Fedora is now super-sensitive: a small touch and it scrolls by more than a pageful each time. Mouse wheel behaviour in Windows is unchanged, so I think the KVM itself isn't misbehaving.

How can I reduce the amount of scroll per unit of wheel rotation? I've googled quite a bit on this, but most discussions of mouse wheel configuration involve tweaking xorg.conf. My xorg.conf doesn't mention the mouse at all (even though all buttons, including scroll are working). So I presume that Fedora has a different mechanism for configuring mouse settings.

Thanks in advance,
Ian
Here's the link:

http://www.linux.com/archive/feature/59494
 
Old 04-29-2012, 02:56 AM   #7
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anouther "mouserable" issue.

I also use a basic KVM switch for now, but the problem I have is different, although mouse/trackball related.

In Win XP I can slow down the ball to a very slow and stable rate as I often need. However not so outside of Windows XP.

Because I do a lot with Graphic apps such as Gimp and LibreOffice draw, mouse precision is important. Added to that I have a small motor physical coordination difficulty that is incurable. For this reason I am forced to work much more in Windows than I would really prefer.

It would be nice if an alternative mouse driver could be attached to Orca, or added to the universality options, allowing the possibility, in a GUI front end, to slow down the mouse or trackball ball speed considerably more than is presently possible.

Logitech who makes so much of this hardware, seemingly has no interest in changing anything, and I feel this is unfair to handicapped users in general.

The only other "boxed" option I know of is the CH Rollermouse which must be ordered from California at a cost of about USD $200.00 plus taxes.

Personally, one day I hope to have the time and resources to design and build a "mouse plus" that is hardware capable of doing all this, and where most of the components are easily user repairable with basic electronic skills. (e.g being able to change the buttons and other mechanical parts using push-buttons that are easily available locally), but this I don't have the time and money to develop for now.

Hopefully this message will spark the enthusiasm of someone to develop this feature.

Bruce from Canada.

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I've just added a KVM switch so that I can share my mouse, keyboard and monitor between my (work issued) Windows laptop and my personal desktop box running Fedora 11. Everything's working fine, but the scroll wheel in Fedora is now super-sensitive: a small touch and it scrolls by more than a pageful each time. Mouse wheel behaviour in Windows is unchanged, so I think the KVM itself isn't misbehaving.

How can I reduce the amount of scroll per unit of wheel rotation? I've googled quite a bit on this, but most discussions of mouse wheel configuration involve tweaking xorg.conf. My xorg.conf doesn't mention the mouse at all (even though all buttons, including scroll are working). So I presume that Fedora has a different mechanism for configuring mouse settings.

Thanks in advance,
Ian
 
  


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