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Old 08-17-2004, 04:44 AM   #1
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Scrolling in Linux windows


K, i'm a total linux newbie and am getting used to linux on a dual boot system. I'm missing a few little things i had in windows. Was wondering if someone could help. I'm sure linux supports it, just cant find where.

How can i configure linux so it scrolls the window vertical when i use the wheel on my mouse? At the moment , i have to actually move the mouse onto the scroll bar to then scroll up and down. IS there any way i can set the defualt scrolling to vertical so its scrolls up and down where ever my mouse is in the window?
 
Old 08-17-2004, 05:37 AM   #2
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i can scroll in mozilla firefox since it has auto scroll functions
dunno what application u need to scroll!
 
Old 08-17-2004, 05:43 AM   #3
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edit your XF86Config-4 file (or xorg) located in /etc/X11 to add Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" in the Section "InputDevice"

here is mine :

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
 
Old 08-17-2004, 06:11 AM   #4
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Cheers Heema , shall try it when i get home.

Liiinux, i mean scrolling in any window, mainly korquerer. I find it normally wants to scroll horizontally when i use the wheel until i move the pointer over the right hand scroll bar.
 
  


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