Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#2994 closed enhancement (invalid)

Scroll horizontal scrollbars with mouse wheel

Reported by: Adek336 Owned by: stippi
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: User Interface Version: R1/pre-alpha1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

So that when you have the mouse pointer on a horizontal scrollbar, you could move left-right with the mouse wheel.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by axeld

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

I think that would be very confusing, and should always be handled by the application in question instead.

There are also mice with a scroll wheel for both directions, and laptop touchpads usually support both directions as well.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by Adek336

I've seen this in Gnome already, works pretty well actually.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by stippi

For what it's worth, I agree with Axel. Mouse wheel handling needs to be implemented in the application.

Hm, now that I read your proposal again, it seems like you only mean if the mouse is actually over the scrollbar, not the whole scroll area. That may work though, one could try it.

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by richienyhus

Should a ticket be opened to support horizontal scrolling via 12 button mice and laptop touchpads?

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by axeld

There is already a synaptics driver ready to be committed that supports this.

To Adek336: I've seen this in Gnome, but I find this pretty superfluous and contra-intuitive: when I'm over the tiny scrollbar already, I can just use it regularly, there is little point in aiming for the scrollbar and then use the scroll-wheel instead. Furthermore, you can then only scroll horizontally, while you could do both at the same time if the scroll-wheel stays as is.

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