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Month: August 2018

Re: [trinity-users] Mouse wheel desktop changes

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 00:58:07 -0700

On Tuesday 28 August 2018 00:38:00 David C. Rankin wrote:
> On 08/25/2018 04:50 AM, Thierry de Coulon wrote:
> > Is there a setiing to block this wheel beaviour also on the page?
>   For the pager - no, not that I know of. That is indeed intended behavior
> and a general feature of many of the apps that make up the taskbar (kicker
> panel).
>   The same applies to the applications shown in the taskbar. When you
> scroll the mouse-wheel over that portion of the taskbar, it will cycle
> through the open applications. (the same applies to the 'tabs' area on
> konsole when multiple tabs are open.
>   For the pager and taskbar, one way around the issue (and a way to
> increase the screen real-estate) is to 'autohide' the taskbar. That way it
> is out of the way and there is no possibility of accidental scrolling.
> (personally I enable the mouse-well over desktop background intentionally.
> Most people do not make use of multiple desktops just do to the additional
> task of switching between them. If you always leave a tiny bit of
> background showing on each desktop (say in the top-left or top-right corner
> -- you can always scroll there to switch between desktops :)
> Another tip in that regard is to set global shortcuts to allow moving a
> window to the previous or next desktop -- since the Win key isn't used --
> it is a perfect candidate. A couple of really handy key combinations to set
> are:
> Switch to Next Desktop=Win+Right
> Switch to Previous Desktop=Win+Left
> Window to Next Desktop=Win+Alt+Right
> Window to Previous Desktop=Win+Alt+Left
> Walk Through Desktops (Reverse)=Win+Shift+Tab
> Maximize/Minimize
> Window Maximize=Win+Shift+Up
> Window Maximize Horizontal=Win+Alt+Up
> Window Maximize Vertical=Win+Up
> Window Minimize=Win+Alt+Down
> Since the Win key and Alt key are generally next to one another under the
> left hand, that makes that combination ergonomically friendly as well...

Right on there. I am a big fan of keyboard shortcuts, and use the mouse and 
mouse-clicks as little as possible. I also prefer to use my num pad instead 
of the mouse, and keep my fingers on the keyboard. One can create keyboard 
shortcuts to do almost anything, except maybe to fetch a beer from the