Scroll Function

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Sat Mar 26 15:31:13 UTC 2005

On Sat, 2005-03-26 at 09:13 -0500, Art Alexion wrote:
> Simon Taplin wrote:
> > Is there a function in Gnome similar to the Windows 2000/XP mousne
> > function where if you press down the scroll wheel on a mouse, you get
> > a sort of fast scroll?
> In X11, pressing the scroll wheel is interpreted as the middle mouse
> click.  Same in Firefox windows, though I suppose some w32 apps
> interpret it differently.

For Firefox there is an extension - (I think it's the "All-in-One
Gestures" extension), which enables a middle click to act as a scrolling
function by moving relative to a double arrow icon that appears on
clicking the page background. It also allows horizontal scrolling (for
example on large pages or images). A description in words is rather
convoluted, but in fact this function is quite intuitive.

The same extension allows back and forward navigation by gesture or
"rocker action" (for instance, hold the right button down and click the
left, to achieve the equivalent of clicking the "back" arrow.) It works
well and appears not to interfere with normal middle-click functions
like opening a link in a new tab.

Holding the right button down and making back and forward gestures for
navigation is also supported, along with other gestures for various
actions. It's quite configurable and well worth a try.

Off-topic for the thread: This extension and "Foxy Tunes" are my
favourites ;-) Foxy Tunes lets you use your music player of choice, from
controls on the status bar...

All good fun...


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