How to Turn Off Changing Desktops When Scrolling Touchpad in Lubuntu12.04 ?
josewendy1 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 17 22:58:22 UTC 2012
My Touchpad Changes Desktop, How Do I stop it?
The scroll button on your mouse keeps changing the Desktop Workspace even
when you're scrolling through a folder or file.
cd ~/.config/openboxcp lubuntu-rc.xml lubuntu-rc.xml.bak
(this makes a backup file so that when you think you've messed it up you
could revert it back.)
and delete the lines which says;
<mousebind button="UP" action="click"> <action name="DesktopPrevious"
/><mousebind button="Down" action="click"> <action name="DesktopNext"
Log out and Log in back again to see the changes!
if you've messed it up and want to revert it back;
cp lubuntu-rc.xml.bak lubuntu-rc.xml
That should do it.
On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 4:03 PM, paul sutton <zleap at zleap.net> wrote:
> On 17/10/12 22:00, Lee Gold wrote:
> > Hi,
> > This is not what I'm looking for can anyone help?
> > When I scroll along the right side of my laptop touchpad focused in an
> > open desktop the desktops change from 1 to 2 and visa-vera. When I'm in
> > the middle of doing something and this accidentally happens I begin to
> > pull my hair out - I really hate this action.
> > I am looking for a way to shut this off and only have desktop changing
> > via the panel or by selection in a window's top border w/right click.
> > But *not* by the scrolling in the touchpad.
> > There unfortunately is no GUI to adjust this in Lubuntu but there is a
> > config file where I can edit text and probably comment out the lines.
> > Please tell me were in the file? How? The text file syntax has changed
> > slightly since I last did this. I thought someone would know. But I can
> > backup the file and experiement until it's turned off i guess...
> > This option is really nasty on a laptop and IMHO it should be an optio
> > of a Lubuntu GUI.
> > Thanks.
> > On Sat, Oct 13, 2012, at 03:00 PM, Jose Lopez wrote:
> >> Hi all, just wanted to give you a little help on this subject. you can
> >> this in a graphical formatt, and here is how.
> >> 1. Right click on a open space of desktop, that should bring the Lubuntu
> >> desktop menu,
> >> 2. click on desktop preferences.
> >> 3. click on the advance tab.
> >> 4. check box that says something like "show menus provided bu window
> >> managers.
> >> 5. click on close.
> >> 6. Right click on a open space of desktop again, and that will bring you
> >> to
> >> the open box desktop menu.
> >> 7.click on system.
> >> 8.click on open box conf. manager.
> >> 9. click on the destop tab on the side.
> >> 10. change the # of desktop to one.
> >> 11. close.
> >> your done. I hope this helps
> >> On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 11:25 AM, Lee Gold <leegold at operamail.com>
> >>> Hi,
> >>> Using 12.04 with laptop. Moving the finger along the right edge of the
> >>> touchpad acts as a scroll wheel. If the cursor is not in any app window
> >>> but is in open desktop area then this scrolling action will transport
> >>> one to a different desktop.
> >>> I want to turn off all desktop changing with the touchpad. I only want
> >>> the right click at the top of the window border which gives me the
> >>> option to take that window to a different desktop - I want no other
> >>> desktop changing action enabled with the mouse/touchpad.
> >>> I used to go into /home/userone/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml and make
> >>> changes. But this file and the syntax in there has changed slightly
> >>> since 10.x and now I'm not sure how to do it.
> >>> How to do? Thanks!
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> Thanks, that should be useful here too, I wonder if its possible
> for the installer to detect if tere is a touch pad and set this as
> default behaviour or even have 1 desktop as the default,
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