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stevenaleach
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:46 pm    Post subject: Synaptic Touchpad + Firefox Reply with quote

The synaptic driver has a particularly annoying misfeature which makes it's use with Firefox stressful at best. Horizontal scrolling behaves like back and forward buttons. On my laptop at least, this is made worse by the fact that there is a clearly marked vertical scroll area to the side, but no marked horizontal scroll area. Accidentally touching the bottom of the pad while trying to move the mouse pointer would cause the page I was viewing to disappear and a page 10 clicks back to replace it. Not fun.

To disable this "feature", add the following to your mouse section in your xorg.conf:
Code:

Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"


And here's the entire section:
Code:

Identifier      "Mouse1"
        Driver      "synaptics"
        Option "Protocol"    "auto-dev"
        Option "Device"      "/dev/input/mouse0"
        Option "Emulate3Buttons"
        Option "LeftEdge"   "1700"
        Option "RightEdge"  "5300"
        Option "TopEdge"    "1700"
        Option "BottomEdge" "4200"
        Option "FingerLow"  "25"
        Option "FingerHigh" "30"
        Option "MaxTapTime" "0"
        Option "MaxTapMove" "220"
        Option "VertScrollDelta" "100"
        Option "MinSpeed" "0.10"
        Option "MaxSpeed" "0.20"
        Option "AccelFactor" "0.0050"
        Option "SHMConfig" "on"
        Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you so much. I hate it when the touchpad does that while browsing. :D <----"yay!"
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tip... I finally realized that scrolling horizontal was making firefox act screwy.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's actually possible to change Firefox's behaviour without disabling horizontal scrolling (which is what I guess your change does, pls correct me if I'm wrong).

Go into about:config in Firefox, and search for horiz (or scroll, don't remember which one; I'm in console atm, no X installed yet). Change mousewheel.horizscroll.nomodifier.action to 0, and the change the numlines value to 1 (or more if wanted). Again, I'm only guessing on the exact name of the config value.

HTH, DarkWeaver.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The value for horizontal scrollwheel is "mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.action" in the about:config.

Values (as far as I know):
0: Disabled
1: Horizontal scrolling
2: Moving in the browser-history
3: Change fontsize

There are also entries to use the horizontal scrollwheel together with ALT, CTRL, SHIFT, etc.
"mousewheel.horizscroll.with{KEY}key.action"
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

when changing it to 1, by default the scrolling is inverted.

changing mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.numlines to 1, will make so moving left, scrolls left.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This has always been a major annoyance - but I'd never taken the 2 seconds it woulda taken to solve this, thanks!

-now how do you 'speed it up' a bit, so it doesn't take 3 'lift and drag's to move the pointer from one edge of the screen to the other?

(Tried altering the speed values, doesn't seem to have any noticeable effect)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think these are what you want
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Option          "MinSpeed"                      "0.06"
Option          "MaxSpeed"                      "0.16"
Option          "AccelFactor"           "0.0010"

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

holy crap I love this post...I have been confused about the random back/forward that firefox does...thank you SOOO much!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh my GOD !!!

I've been searching this one since sooooo many time !!!


Thank you thank you thank you thank you ! :D
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