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    Default Mouse scroll drag

    I have a recent installation of openSUSE 11.4_64bit with KDE as desktop environment and like in all other linux distros my mouse middle button has a problem when clicked and dragged.

    The effect that it does when i click in the scroll button and move up and down is the same as when i rotate the button and it does nothing when i move to the side.

    Usually in programs like google earth (just an example) this is a very useful function as is used to set direction to navigate and angle and then this setting just does zoom when moved up/down and nothing else.
    It is also very annoying that every time that i click the middle button in a browser it goes back to the previous search in the default browser search engine.

    I already tried some setting in yast but no difference and forum search didn't retrieved a lot of info may someone help me please.

    Regards

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    Default Re: Mouse scroll drag

    On 05/08/2011 03:06 AM, ClaudioxPT wrote:

    > I have a recent installation of openSUSE 11.4_64bit with KDE as desktop
    > environment and like in all other linux distros my mouse middle button
    > has a problem when clicked and dragged.


    personally i've never heard of pushing in the scroll wheel or middle
    mouse button to drag anything...so i ask, is that a "Mac thing" or a
    "Windows thing"...because it sure is not a "Linux thing" which why "all
    other distros" are pretty much alike (so, rather than what you wanting
    to do not working being a problem, it is by design..)


    > The effect that it does when i click in the scroll button and move up
    > and down is the same as when i rotate the button and it does nothing
    > when i move to the side.
    >
    > Usually in programs like google earth (just an example) this is a very
    > useful function as is used to set direction to navigate and angle and
    > then this setting just does zoom when moved up/down and nothing else.
    > It is also very annoying that every time that i click the middle button
    > in a browser it goes back to the previous search in the default browser
    > search engine.


    you can learn the default action of a middle button (or scroll wheel)
    press is to issue a double left click by following the path below to the
    settings area.


    > I already tried some setting in yast but no difference and forum search
    > didn't retrieved a lot of info may someone help me please.


    as far as i can tell, the only thing you can set in YaST is _which_ mouse...

    i think the KDE default is to drag stuff with a hold-down-left-click,
    and you can begin by holding either Ctrl or Alt and then the mouse left
    to change the behavior..

    anyway, you can decide the action of all those clicks/holds etc, just go
    Personal Settings - Configure Desktop > Windows Behavior (icon) >
    Windows Behavior (left side) where you will find five Tabs and a dizzing
    variety of setting which will change the how windows, title bars,
    frames, panes and etc behavior changes according to what is done with
    which mouse button or wheel/scroll

    there are a few other mouse settings available in

    Personal Settings - Configure Desktop > Hardware > Input Devices > Mouse

    it may take adjustments in all of those above *plus* inside Google Earth
    go Tools > Options > Navigation, and then you might find what you expected..

    see, both Windows, Apple and Linux set the defaults the way the
    developer want them....personally, having used Linux exclusively for 10
    years when i sit down at a friends Windows machine i'm quickly
    frustrated by how different, quirky and 'wrong' everything
    is...everywhere i go there is another instance of a "problem"..

    so, turn your system to be the way you want it, no problem.

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    Default Re: Mouse scroll drag

    No is not a specific OS thing as it depends on the application and there are linux versions of applications that have this function in different OS so if even wine cannot use that function is some sort of definition in Linux that doesn't recognize the movement or is wrongly configured.

    Did you ever user SketchUp?
    When you click the scroll and move the mouse ("drag") it is the "orbit" function and when you scroll without clicking is the zoom right?
    When running SketchUp in wine clicking and moving to left/right it does nothing, and up/down does the same thing than scrolling without clicking.

    And now you say: But that is running in wine!
    Yes. Thats true, but there are many true Linux applications that also have this function like the first example (Google earth)

    That function is very useful in many cases and none of the the solutions given in the previous answer has this function.

    Regards

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