scroll wheel mouse configuration
Skunk Worx <skunkworx <at> verizon.net>
2007-01-13 23:04:07 GMT
I am using Fedora Core 6 and gnome and do not like the default behavior
of the pointer when using a scroll wheel mouse.
For example if I have two applications open, and slide the mouse from
one to the other, the focus does not follow. I am okay with that, that
is configurable via a menu setting, stay with me...
However, rotating the scroll mouse over (say) a combo box on the
unfocused window starts changing the values in that combo box. Not just
scrolling through the values, actually scrolling the values and slecting
them! With no mouse click.
As stated, the mouse wheel rotation both scrolls and activates the
change. Open two instances of OpenOffice writer and move the pointer
over the font size combo box. Scrolling the wheel (no click) scrolls the
list and activates the size as it scrolls. This seems very, very wrong.
Now imagine a application with a scrollable pane, sparsely populated
with combo boxes or whatnot. The pointer goes over the pane, the scroll
wheel gets bumped or nudged, and the pane scrolls slightly. Ignoring the
lack of main window focus issue, fine again...
The problem is, scrolling the pane and having the pointer enter a combo
box as the pane slides, now the pointer stops in the combo box and
starts altering the contents of the combo...not just scrolling the
values, but actually performing a selection of the values with no mouse
click at any time. This just seems very, very wrong.
How can I change this or disable the scroll mouse entirely (other than
the obvious of changing out the mouse)?