Getting back/forward mouse buttons working as default

Daniel Stone daniel at
Wed Jan 5 17:51:02 CST 2005

On Wed, Jan 05, 2005 at 04:18:04PM +0000, Martin Alderson wrote:
> Oh, also - what about horizontal  mouse wheel scrolling (push the
> mouse wheel button to the left and it scrolls left, to the right it
> scrolls right etc) that some mice do - is this even possible in X?
> It's a bit gimmicky and I don't use it much, but I can see where it
> could be very useful (spreadsheets).

Yes, it's entirely possible; we do it for Synaptics touchpads by default
(not a conscious decision, mind -- it was just there), and there's an
outstanding bug report to please disable it.

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