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Old 02-20-2008, 09:19 PM   #1
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Laptop scroll direction in KDE is stuck on horizontal

On my iBook Clamshell, I'm using mouseemu to enable emulation of scrolling. It scrolls vertically on non-KDE programs (such as aterm,, etc.) but it's stuck on horizontal on KDE (I think it was ever since I tried to scroll horizontally, which means nothing in other programs). Rebooting didn't help.
Old 02-20-2008, 09:44 PM   #2
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go into the kde control center and reconfiguer the mouse. if that does not work let me know we will put in the /etc/xorg.conf file this option in the the mouse input.( Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7" )
6an7 goes left and right 4 and 5 goes up and down. most of the newer xorg do not need this.. way is to do a xorgsetup with out the windows running. do not for get kde has what we call mouse oh I dont know the word but it remebers mouse strokes so reconfigure kde first.
Old 02-22-2008, 10:39 PM   #3
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I figured it out: Because I was using mouseemu to make alt+mouse move emulate vertical scrolling, and because in KDE, scrolling with alt makes horizontal scroll, that was the only type of scroll available to me. I set my scroll key from alt (the default) to the Apple/Windows/Super key (keycode 125 as indicated by showkey), and now I can scroll horizontally.


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