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Month: August 2018

Re: [trinity-users] Mouse wheel desktop changes

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2018 11:07:34 -0400
On Saturday 25 August 2018 10:24:21 William Morder wrote:

> On Saturday 25 August 2018 05:46:16 Stefan Krusche wrote:
> > Hi Thierry,
> >
> > Am Samstag 25 August 2018 schrieb Thierry de Coulon:
> > > When I accidentaly roll my mouse wheel when the pointer is over
> > > the desktop pager, it changes desktop (I suppose it's the intended
> > > behaviour).
> > >
> > > In the pager's option there is a checkbox about changing desktop
> > > with the wheel when the pointer is over the desktop background
> > > (and it works).
> > >
> > > Is there a setiing to block this wheel beaviour also on the page?
> >
> > I'm also not sure what you mean by "page". In case you mean desktop,
> > there is a control in:
> >
> > TDE control center -> Desktop -> Multiple Desktops -> checkbox:
> > "Mouse wheel over desktop background switches desktop"
> >
> > Maybe, I'm only guessing here, that's what you're looking for.
> >
> > HTH
> >
> > Kind regards,
> > Stefan
> Also there is a simpler way.
> Just right-click on the desktop pager itself, look for *pager
> options*, and unclick the box that reads "cycle on wheel".
> Bill

Thank you Bill, that, here at least, was a very distracting action. Mouse 
wheels are about 10x too d--- fast, you never knew what workspace you 
were on unless you recognized what you had running on it. To pick and 
single out a certain workspace was difficult. So I wound up clicking on 
the one I wanted, and hoped the wheel, which has no clicker, didn't 
override me.  Now I know it won't, thank you very much.

Now, if mouse makers would quit making mice that one can't touch without 
clicking, I'd be in hog heaven. I've had to take every mouse I've bought 
for the last 15 years, apart and put additional springing under the left 
and right buttons strong enough I have to consciously click it to make 
it usable. And if it has side buttons, remove them because they are 
smack dab under the thumb thats holding the mouse to move it.

What were they thinking, putting buttons where just holding the mouse to 
move it activates them? All the buttons a mouse needs is left/right with 
the scroll wheel serving as the third button IF you can press the s.o.b. 
to do a paste without moving the wheel and the curser before the paste 
is done so your paste ends up NOT where you intended. I'd pay another 10 
bucks for a mouse that had a true middle button, taller than the 
left-right, so one could crook the finger to miss the wheel but still 
have the MMB effect. Make it small and put it behind the wheel, would 
make it very intuitive to use in about 30 seconds. And you'd never 
understand why we are stuck with the crappy mice we can get today.

There, I've said it. And I'm not a bit sorry.

You'd never willingly go back to Camels. :)

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Cheers, Gene Heskett
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