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    Question Scroll (wheel) speed, mouse acceleration, threshold, sensivity

    Hello;

    In Windows, if you move your mouse faster than your mouse's acceleration increases. For example you may move mouse 10cm to move pointer most left of screen to most right by slowly, but if you move fastly, you could take the same distance with moving 3cm. I want to do this in my Ubuntu 9.04, but I couldn't find a setting.

    Sensivity: I checked the help file but I didn't understand. Can somebody give an example for what this setting does?

    Threshold: I didn't understand same as sensivity.

    Also I want to increase my mouse's scrolling speed (wheel speed). Is there any setting or any way to do this?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Scroll (wheel) speed, mouse acceleration, threshold, sensivity

    Still waiting for a solutions...

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    Re: Scroll (wheel) speed, mouse acceleration, threshold, sensivity

    Go to System > Preferences > Mouse

    On the general tab, the slider labeled "Acceleration" next to Pointer speed should do what you want. I tried moving mine up and I can fling my cursor all over the screen with a quick flick.

    These sliders are somewhat interdependent, so only move one of them at a time and see what happens. The changes take place instantly with the window still open, so you don't have to click OK or anything.

    As far as setting the scroll wheel, I am not aware of any system wide setting for that. It may be possible to change the setting in firefox.
    Run Firefox and in the address bar type
    Code:
    about:config
    In the Filter field at the top, put in:
    Code:
    mousewheel.withnokey
    My default setting shows .numlines as 1 and .sysnumlines as true.

    This gives me the default behavior of 3 line scroll with each click of my mouse wheel.

    Double click the line that ends in .sysnumlines and the value will change from true to false.

    Next, double click the line that ends in .numlines and put in the number of lines you want the page to scroll with each click of the mouse wheel.

    The changes take place immediately without having to restart Firefox.

    Edit:

    I have edited the above for better clarity.
    Last edited by mgmiller; June 6th, 2009 at 10:57 PM.
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    Re: Scroll (wheel) speed, mouse acceleration, threshold, sensivity

    It's what I'm asking for, It's actually the speed of pointer. I want my pointer runs faster when I run mouse faster but not proportional. I want pointer more faster when mouse moves faster.... I want it to adjust itself by the speed of mouse.

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    Re: Scroll (wheel) speed, mouse acceleration, threshold, sensivity

    I have edited the instructions for the mouse wheel scrolling for better clarity.
    Using Ubuntu since Warty Warthog (4.10)
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    Re: Scroll (wheel) speed, mouse acceleration, threshold, sensivity

    I've already done it mate but it just works for firefox, I want scrolling faster at other programs too

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    Re: Scroll (wheel) speed, mouse acceleration, threshold, sensivity

    This is a known issue. There used to be a fix for this by editing xorg.conf, but all the mouse hardware config is now done by hal and is supposed to be automatic. There will hopefully be a change in the upcoming gnome that will allow us to adjust more of the mouse features including the scroll wheel, but for now, I don't think it can be done.
    Using Ubuntu since Warty Warthog (4.10)
    32 bit 5.04>5.10>6.06>6.10>7.04>7.10>8.04>8.10>9.04>9.10
    64 bit 9.10 upgraded to 10.04>10.10>11.04>11.10>12.04>14.04

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    Re: Scroll (wheel) speed, mouse acceleration, threshold, sensivity

    Thanks for explanation mate, I hope new gnome will support as you said.

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    Re: Scroll (wheel) speed, mouse acceleration, threshold, sensivity

    Is there still no fix for the scroll speed? It is making my ubuntu experience really bad, almost unbearable, having my wheel scrolling half a page even with a gentle touch

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    Re: Scroll (wheel) speed, mouse acceleration, threshold, sensivity

    Here are settings within firefox itself that affect scroll wheel speed. Only for Firefox though, not the rest of Gnome.

    How to change the number of lines that scroll in Firefox with each click of the mousewheel.

    Run Firefox and in the address bar type
    Code:
    Code:
    about:config
    In the Filter field at the top, put in:
    Code:
    Code:
    mousewheel.withnokey
    My default setting shows .numlines as 1 and .sysnumlines as true.

    This gives me the default behavior of 3 line scroll with each click of my mouse wheel.

    Double click the line that ends in .sysnumlines and the value will change from true to false.

    Next, double click the line that ends in .numlines and put in the number of lines you want the page to scroll with each click of the mouse wheel.

    The changes take place immediately without having to restart Firefox.
    Using Ubuntu since Warty Warthog (4.10)
    32 bit 5.04>5.10>6.06>6.10>7.04>7.10>8.04>8.10>9.04>9.10
    64 bit 9.10 upgraded to 10.04>10.10>11.04>11.10>12.04>14.04

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