Re: Getting it just *so*

Kai Grossjohann <kai emptydomain de> wrote:

> Terry Blunt <terry langri demon co uk> writes:
> > I would really like one piece of functionality if it is at all possible.
> > That is, to be able to reverse scroll if you click on the scroll arrows
> > with the right mouse button instead of the left. This way you can scroll
> > up or down, line at a time, without moving the mouse at all just by
> > changing which button you click on. This would be much better than using
> > a scroll-wheel - especially if you don't have a wheel mouse!
> >
> > Any suggestions anyone?
> This is outside of the domain of window managers.

<sigh> that's what you get for asking 'simple' questions :-/

> The Xt scrollbars (see
> the program xterm, for instance) behave in a way similar to what you want.
> The Xt scrollbars are the ugliest I've seen, but also the ones with the
> best functionality.

Sods law in action?

> For the Xt scrollbars, left-clicking scrolls down and right-clicking
> scrolls up.  It matters where in the scrollbar you click: clicking near
> the top scrolls a little bit, clicking in the middle scrolls by half a
> screenful, and clicking near the bottom scrolls by a screenful.

Sounds good to me!

> I wonder if Gnome, being themeable and all that, can be made to behave in
> similar ways, or perhaps as you describe.
> Kai

Terry Blunt

The answer is correct... You got the question wrong.

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