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Old 01-02-2009, 07:54 PM   #1
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turn off scroller as method of workspace switching

Right now, on my ubuntu 8.10 laptop, when my mouse is on the desktop and I touch the scroll part of hte touch pad, it switches workspaces. I was wondering, is there any way to turn this off? how?

Old 01-02-2009, 11:00 PM   #2
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Do you have the package gsynaptics installed? It is used to configure your touchpad behaviour.
Old 01-03-2009, 02:21 AM   #3
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No, the issue isn't with the touchpad. Sorry if I was unclear. Any time I scroll, using a wireless mouse, or the touchpad, over the desktop, it switches workplaces. When I use the touchpad, I keep bumping the scroll arrows and it switches when I don't want it to, but the problem isn't with hte pad itsself, it's with the OS or DE thinking that when I scroll it needs to switch workspaces. Is it possible to turn this off?

Thanks so much!


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