[clug] Stupid scroll bar!

Scott Ferguson scott.ferguson.clug at gmail.com
Sun Jun 7 09:09:01 MDT 2015

On 08/06/15 00:41, Eyal Lebedinsky wrote:
> On 08/06/15 00:27, Scott Ferguson wrote:
>> On 07/06/15 23:21, Eyal Lebedinsky wrote:
>>> On 07/06/15 19:09, Scott Ferguson wrote:
>>>> On 07/06/15 16:40, Eyal Lebedinsky wrote:
>>>>> On 07/06/15 15:48, Scott Ferguson wrote:
>>>>>> On 07/06/15 15:24, Eyal Lebedinsky wrote:
>>>>>>> On 07/06/15 14:57, Eyal Lebedinsky wrote:
>>>>>>>> On 07/06/15 14:42, Brett Worth wrote:
>>>>>>>>> On 07/06/15 14:29, Eyal Lebedinsky wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> I have a longstanding issue with scroll-bar behavior. What I
>>>>>>>>>> like is
>>>>>>>>>> that clicking
>>>>>>>>>> above or below the "bar" (the vertical line segment inside the
>>>>>>>>>> scroll-bar showing the
>>>>>>>>>> extent that is visible) scroll a page-full up or down.
>>>>>> <snipped>
>>>>>>> Could not find a corresponding option.
>>>>>> mousewheel.min_line_scroll_amount
>>>> set to 5
>>>>>> middlemouse.scrollbarPosition
>>>> set to True
>>>> general.smoothScroll;true
>>>> set to True
>>> All of the above are set that way,
>>> this is the default.
>> Yes (I had to check - I track changes to /etc but not to mozilla/profile)
>>>>> Tried both and they are unrelated (do not change left mouse button
>>>>> action) :-(
>>>> As well as the configs I've added above (and the values) you may
>>>> need to
>>>> check your system mouse setting.
>>>> See attached dump of all my config settings for scroll and mouse (many
>>>> will *not* be relevant). Note: it's probably a lot quicker to
>>>> set/unset/show the values using the developer console instead of
>>>> about:config
>>> Way too much to try.
>> Sorry - I should have suggested you dump your configs, and then diff
>> against mine.
>> user.js may show any non-default customisations, prefs.js will show
>> non-default customisations (configs from user.js are imported into it).
>> You may not have user.js - the profile I use has been updated over many
>> years and has some older config files.
>> I'm guessing the problem is not related to a style - but that should be
>> easy to prove.
> If by this you mean the "appearance" setting then true, I changed it a few
> times and the behavior persists.
>>> I did browse the config and tried many that looked
>>> relevant
>>> but so far none enabled left button paging.
>> Have you checked the system mouse settings? (button order, mousewheel
>> scrolls by x lines, etc).
> Seeing how it works with some applications and not with others I concluded
> that the mouse it OK. What surprised me is how thunderbird does the
> right thing
> but firefox does not, yet they are both Mozilla products.

Odd. I use Iceweasel and Icedove, but they 'should' behave the same as
Firefox and Thunderbird. In my case the mouse buttons and the vertical
scroll bar act the same with both applications.

I have smoothscrolling enabled (autoscrolling is off) in Icedove
(Thunderbird) and use the Nuvola theme. The same with Iceweasel
(Firefox) except that hardware acceleration is enabled.

kde-config-gtk-style uses O2_Air for GTK2, and Default for GTK3

>> <snipped>

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