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Old 02-23-2004, 09:54 AM   #1
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Opera - scrollwheel window select


I use Opera, and I have it installed no problems, but there's one little glitch:
Normally, I use rightclick+scrollwheel to cycle through browser windows. IN Windoze, it works perfect. It also worked on my previous debian install.
Now, however, one scrollwheel "click" shifts the window selector 2 spaces. I can only move windows in increments of 2! Unless I have an odd number of windows, I can't get to all of them, and it's annoying to have to pay attention instead of just right+onewheeldown to get to the previous page. I'm so used to it! :P

I tried setting the scrollwheel to scroll one line instead of 3 in the KDE control center - no effect. I can't find a setting in Opera to do the same thing.

I'm using a standard wheelmouse, no extra buttons, with it set up to use:
ZaxisMapping "4 5"
in XF86Config-4

The scrollwheel works fine everywhere else! Is it possible I've got the wheel triggering two "wheeldown" commands somewhere?

Old 02-24-2004, 11:12 PM   #2
Registered: Jun 2003
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Hey. Solved my own problem.

Turns out it wasn't opera specific, but was happening in any X program.

For some reason, when I install the XFree86 .deb, it had left the "generic mouse" entry in the config, and configured an additional "Configured mouse" - with SendCore options- and put it in server layout
I've often had two mouses configured, but never more than one being used, so I didn't think anything of it at first glance.

The two mice were on seperate devices - /dev/psaux and /dev/input/mice - which were both active and reading my single pointer.

So basically, the silly config script was reading the same pointer twice, and treating it as two calls of every move I made.

Removing one of the pointer devices solved the problem.



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