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launchy
May 14th, 2010, 10:17 PM
as the title suggests, how do i speed up my mouse scrolling in ubuntu 10.04? there doesnt seem any option in system>prefrences>mouse

lisati
May 14th, 2010, 10:21 PM
I don't have an answer at the moment and see what you mean about the options, but am wondering: Scroll wheel on the mouse or scroll bar on the window?

launchy
May 14th, 2010, 10:27 PM
sorry i wasnt clear enough. i meant scroll on the mousewheel when browsing a window. i was hoping to find a setting to adjust it on system>prefrences>mouse

adam22
May 14th, 2010, 10:48 PM
In FireFox, you can turn off smooth scrolling (Tools>Prefs>Advanced).

As for the OS itself, no idea. I don't really use the mouse wheel if I am not in a web browser though.

launchy
May 14th, 2010, 11:16 PM
In FireFox, you can turn off smooth scrolling (Tools>Prefs>Advanced).

As for the OS itself, no idea. I don't really use the mouse wheel if I am not in a web browser though.

i have made scroll wheel faster in firefox in about:config setting mousewheel.withnokey.sysnumlines to false and mousewheel.withnokey.numlines to 10.
i still wonder how to speed up the mousescroll of the OS or DE.

launchy
May 16th, 2010, 02:44 AM
24-hr bump!

RogerDavis
May 20th, 2010, 07:42 AM
I have the same problem / question - How do I make the mouse scroll 1 page per click in the o/s and in apps other than the browser?

Yarrgh
May 26th, 2010, 04:31 AM
I too want to increase the sensivity of the scroll wheel. It just scrolls too slow

RogerDavis
May 26th, 2010, 05:40 AM
It seems clear that an option to set scroll for several different possibilities up to one full page is needed.

I could swear that I had set to to a full page on my last install (8?), but it's been wiped to go to 10. No memory of how that was accomplished, be it an option in a menu, or some obscure method.

311005901
May 26th, 2010, 05:55 AM
Check out the question posted here (https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/9200) and you might find a fix.

RogerDavis
May 28th, 2010, 11:36 PM
Just for clarity - is the norm in v10.04 or 10.x to scroll 3 lines in the system or in apps other than browsers with special mouse settings?

launchy
May 30th, 2010, 04:55 AM
Check out the question posted here (https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/9200) and you might find a fix.

i dont think x.org.conf exists in ubuntu 10.04 anymore. or at least the file has to be created and edited by the user and himself which im not knowledgeable of.

launchy
July 6th, 2010, 09:04 PM
bump

RogerDavis
July 8th, 2010, 01:44 AM
There seems to be some confusion here.

The problem is that the mouse wheel only scrolls 3 lines in all but SeaMonkey (has its own settings!), and there is no way to set it to scroll one full page exactly in all other apps or in the basic Ubuntu system.

It is NOT scrolling too many lines, but TOO FEW. The needed setting is one full screen page.

RogerDavis
October 30th, 2010, 09:13 PM
As the last reply is fairly old, I will repost :
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How do I make the mouse scroll 1 page per click in the o/s and in apps other than the browser?

DarrenMR415
October 31st, 2010, 12:21 AM
Im no help but I would love the same info, so I am bumping this again.

jtarin
October 31st, 2010, 02:07 AM
As the last reply is fairly old, I will repost :
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How do I make the mouse scroll 1 page per click in the o/s and in apps other than the browser?What apps would you like this scrolling feature applied, and where in the OS specifically?

RogerDavis
November 1st, 2010, 07:29 AM
"What apps would you like this scrolling feature applied, and where in the OS specifically?"

I hate to say it like this, but just like Windoze XP.

When you choose "1 page" in the mouse control in control panel, you get a full page in any app and any operating system situation where you can see more than a screen full of info.

This is much easier to use in seeing all the data, and missing none by unintentionally scrolling it off the screen before you see it. You don't have to count the wheel clicks, or try to trace one line as you move it to the top of the screen. It's just this kind of senseless manual drudgery that computers are supposed to handle automatically.

By doing this in the operating system, I would suppose that unless an app specifically countermands it, the full page function would be present in all apps.

Thanks!

jtarin
November 1st, 2010, 02:01 PM
"What apps would you like this scrolling feature applied, and where in the OS specifically?"

I hate to say it like this, but just like Windoze XP.

When you choose "1 page" in the mouse control in control panel, you get a full page in any app and any operating system situation where you can see more than a screen full of info.

This is much easier to use in seeing all the data, and missing none by unintentionally scrolling it off the screen before you see it. You don't have to count the wheel clicks, or try to trace one line as you move it to the top of the screen. It's just this kind of senseless manual drudgery that computers are supposed to handle automatically.

By doing this in the operating system, I would suppose that unless an app specifically countermands it, the full page function would be present in all apps.

Thanks!Use the scrollbar, that's what it's for.

RogerDavis
November 2nd, 2010, 04:07 AM
That's distracting. To do that, you have to take your eyes off your work, concentrate on another area, do that function, then come back and find where you left off.

It's MUCH easier and better to just move your index finger a small fraction of an inch.

Perhaps you've noticed a few thousand people requesting the full page wheel function?

jtarin
November 2nd, 2010, 05:08 AM
That's distracting. To do that, you have to take your eyes off your work, concentrate on another area, do that function, then come back and find where you left off.

It's MUCH easier and better to just move your index finger a small fraction of an inch.

Perhaps you've noticed a few thousand people requesting the full page wheel function?Your wanting to scroll a page at a time how can that be distracting? Your always going to scroll to the bottom or top of the page.....only two locations...top or bottom.....how is it possible to get lost There is a finer grain of control using the scroll bar than the mouse.Use the up and down arrows if you think the scrollbar is distracting.I've never seen a request for a full-page wheel function....it's redundant.

RogerDavis
November 2nd, 2010, 06:18 AM
If you wern't so busy scrolling, you could check out Google to find MANY more than these requesting better scroll wheel control:

http://au.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1483504
http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/item/3214/
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1179448
http://ww.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1583318
http://ibuclaw.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1483504
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=734462
http://art.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=9300991

jtarin
November 2nd, 2010, 11:29 AM
If you wern't so busy scrolling, you could check out Google to find MANY more than these requesting better scroll wheel control:


These are various complaints about mouse scrolling I will grant you that....but they are not across the board the same problem. I don't use my scrollbar as my mouse scrolls just fine for me. I would suggest you look into setting up an Xorg.conf to fine tune your mouse control.Previously in older distros of Linux and some present Xorg was the way to accomplish this.....and still can be. You might also have a hardware issue, as some have intimated.

RogerDavis
November 2nd, 2010, 07:36 PM
I'll try to check up on Xorg.conf . If you happen to have a sample to reply with, I'd be very appreciative.

Thanks!

jtarin
November 2nd, 2010, 09:41 PM
Here (http://linuxreviews.org/howtos/xfree/mouse/)....and Here (http://www.troubleshooters.com/linux/mouse.htm).....


In order to generate xorg.conf you need to switch to one virtual console using the key combination CTRL + ALT + F1.
Now execute the following commands:
# sudo service gdm stop
This command will stop X.
Now we need to generate the xorg.conf file:
# sudo Xorg -configure
This has generated the file in ~/xorg.conf.new.
We need to make X use it so we have to put this file inside /etc/X11/
# sudo mv ~/xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
After moving this file to the proper location you can start X again and see what happens:
# sudo service gdm start

RogerDavis
November 3rd, 2010, 12:03 AM
That looks like lots of good info, it will take me a while to absorb and "decode" it.

Thanks!!!

RogerDavis
November 3rd, 2010, 06:29 AM
Thanks for the additional info.

Although I have done some higher level language programming in the past, all this is still greek to me... I have much studying to do.

I just think it shameful that Ubuntu can't have a simple GUI method of setting the scrolling from one line to one screen and a few points in between.

BTW, I set full page scrolling in both Seamonkey and Firefox a long time ago. Those were easy, but it only works for the browsers.

Thanks!