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Old 01-12-2013, 07:05 PM   #1
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Middle button click scrolling auto scrolling

I love everything about Ubuntu, other than the fact that I can't fast scroll down any web pages by clicking the mouse wheel button and dragging down my cursor to control at what pace I want to scroll.

Is there any way to enable this in Ubuntu 12.04?

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Old 01-12-2013, 10:04 PM   #2
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Since you are using Linux this features is no longer availble. You'll just have to live with out it

Okay okay I'm just kidding. I went through this my self when I started using Linux as a desktop. This is how you do it for firefox.

1. open firefox
2. In the address bar type "about:config" with out the quotes.
3. Search for " general.autoscroll" and change the value to "ture"
And there you go.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:32 AM   #3
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Nice! Thank you, your advise gave me a base on what to search for. The scrolling is apparently called "Autoscrolling", so I googled to see if this available in Chrome and I found this:

So your example and the link above is useful for anybody who searches this in the future

Thank you


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