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Month: August 2018

Re: [trinity-users] Mouse wheel desktop changes

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2018 09:13:51 -0700

On Saturday 25 August 2018 08:07:34 Gene Heskett wrote:
> 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. :)

You can make your desktops a bit more manageable if you change the *Window 
Application Settings*. Right click at the top of the window for any 
application, go to *Advanced*, then *Special Application Settings*. Under 
*Geometry* you can choose to set a desktop for each specific application; I 
myself like to "fix" my application according to groups (which are related, 
at least in my own mind); so all browsers are fixed to desktop 4, all pdfs 
open in desktop 9, all office documents open in desktop 1, email in desktop 
3, and so on. I use all 20 available desktops, and almost always have stuff 
running on every one. 

That way I don't have to search for a document or application, if I have 
stopped to do something else. And I usually have (at least) several office 
docs open, email is up, three or four browsers running, a whole herd of 
shells, a dozen examples of Konqueror with six or seven tabs each; and so on. 

Also, under the same settings dialog, look for *Workarounds*, and consider 
setting *Focus Stealing Prevention* to high or extreme for most of your 
applications. Then if you are working on a document, or writing an email, you 
will not have your window suddenly changed just because somebody sent you an 
email or instant message, or because your wifi connection just got wonky; 
instead, you can opt for a little pop-up notification (which must be set 
separately within those applications). 

I find it really annoying when I am forced to attend to some nagging 
application that actually can wait without any ill effects. The worst that 
can happen is that you get disconnected, and need to reconnect again; which 
is what would happen, anyway. I hate it when machines try to do my thinking 
for me.