Bug#376996: [Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#376996: xfce4-terminal: enable smooth mousewheel scroll option

Michael Gilbert michael.s.gilbert at gmail.com
Fri Jul 7 02:07:21 UTC 2006

well, this is certainly strange.  i've looked at my xorg.conf to see
if i have anything out of the ordinary.  my mouse section is:

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Configured Mouse"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "CorePointer"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option         "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
#    Option         "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
#    Option         "Buttons" "7"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "false"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

i tried both the ImPS/2 and ExplorerPS/2 protocols; both of which
scroll 12 lines per mouse wheel in xfce4-terminal.  i have a usb
mouse, so does it make sense to use the PS/2 protocol?

i checked out xterm, konsole, and gnome-terminal as well.  xterm and
konsole scroll 3 lines per mouse wheel, but gnome-terminal scrolls 12
lines as does xfce4-terminal.  any other configuration that i should
look at?  can anyone else confirm this bug or confirm Yves-Alexis's


On 7/6/06, Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at corsac.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-07-05 at 23:32 -0400, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> > on each mousewheel action, xfce4-terminal scrolls 12 full lines of
> > text.
> > this is hard to follow, especially if a list of similar items occupies
> > the terminal output.  it would be useful if the mouse scroll could be
> > settable (i would probably set it to 3 lines) or if there were a
> > gentle,
> > but quick animation (using few cpu cycles) to indicate to the user the
> > scroll action.
> Hmh, here when I scroll it scrolls only 3 lines of text. It's not
> configurable so I don't really know what's happening on your
> installation.
> --
> Yves-Alexis Perez

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