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
> 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.
[openSUSE11.3 + KDE4.5.5 + Firefox3.6.17 + Thunderbird3.1.10 via NNTP]
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