Middle click scrolling for Linux version?



  • Vivaldi (Linux version) doesn't have middle click scrolling. It is very sad, such a basic feature is missing =(

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  • Yeah, Google doesn't want to implement it for some reason. There's an extension available for autoscrolling, as Mozilla calls it, in Chrome web store but I don't know whether it works in Vivaldi or not.



  • @Stardust
    Quick test of this extension and appears to work fine while preserving middle click paste
    and link middle clicking.
    Autoscroll



  • @CantankRus
    FYI- I've used the AS extension in all my chromium Linux browsers for several years, & V since Feb 2015. You won't be disappointed with it.
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    Lappy's SSD = Linux Mint 18 x64 Xfce+Compiz [< 25/12/16]; Maui 2 "Blue Tang" x64 Plasma 5.8.3.


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    @Steffie said in Middle click scrolling for Linux version?:

    AS

    Is that the extension name? :laughing:
    It's PITA to find an extension with that kind of name.



  • @dLeon
    AS = AutoScroll. My shorthand.


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    @Steffie
    :laughing: OK.



  • @dLeon To be fair to @Steffie , she was replying to @CantankRus who did give the full name :smiling_imp:



  • @TbGbe - teehee, i thank you. Yes indeed; i had hoped that the context would have made my shorthand comprehensible, but i failed to take into account the full wide rich tapestry of life ;-)


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    Rest assure. I figure that much :grinning:
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  • AutoScroll Extension works. Thanks.
    But I am not satisfied with using 3rd party extension =(
    Middle click scrolling should be integrated into the browser!



  • For me middle click scrolling works in Vivaldi without having installed any extension (well, not one that enables autoscrolling, that is). I know that sounds unbelievable but it's true: it has been this way since the first Vivaldi 1.6 snapshot (before that, it didn't). Using Solus Linux (and currently fully updated to the latest Vivaldi 1.7 snapshot). I'm using a trackpad though, so maybe there's a different b/w trackpads and external mice?



  • @Motionshot said in Middle click scrolling for Linux version?:

    Using Solus Linux (and currently fully updated to the latest Vivaldi 1.7 snapshot). I'm using a trackpad though, so maybe there's a different b/w trackpads and external mice?

    I assume that you are using 2 finger scrolling?

    BTW I am using Solus too )



  • @Motionshot said in Middle click scrolling for Linux version?:

    For me middle click scrolling works in Vivaldi without having installed any extension (well, not one that enables autoscrolling, that is). I know that sounds unbelievable but it's true: it has been this way since the first Vivaldi 1.6 snapshot (before that, it didn't). Using Solus Linux (and currently fully updated to the latest Vivaldi 1.7 snapshot). I'm using a trackpad though, so maybe there's a different b/w trackpads and external mice?

    What kind of trackpad do you have? I don't remember ever seeing one that has a middle button. I know a basic feature in trackpads is scrolling the window vertically with one side of the pad, somewhat like the scroll wheel of a mouse. That function can't interfere with middle click paste, of course.

    It's possible that the autoscrolling feature is actually in the Linux version of Chromium also, but enabling it requires disabling middle click paste or something.



  • @kumiponi said in Middle click scrolling for Linux version?:

    It's possible that the autoscrolling feature is actually in the Linux version of Chromium also, but enabling it requires disabling middle click paste or something.

    ...which of course then immediately begs the question... HOW can one disable Linux's chronic middle-click paste function [but NOT otherwise disable the mouse-wheel functionality]? I just hate this "feature", but my attempts in previous years to find a solution all lead nowhere.


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    I'm confuse.
    What middle click button have anything to do with middle button scrolling?
    All of them register to 3 different X events.

    Middle click paste on Linux is another kind of story. While X supported it, the specific program it self need to support it. So not in all programs you can middle click paste. For example, for the last 2 years, Linux Firefox disable that ability for security by default I believe.



  • @dLeon said in Middle click scrolling for Linux version?:

    I'm confuse.
    What middle click button have anything to do with middle button scrolling?
    All of them register to 3 different X events.

    Middle click paste on Linux is another kind of story. While X supported it, the specific program it self need to support it. So not in all programs you can middle click paste. For example, for the last 2 years, Linux Firefox disable that ability for security by default I believe.

    It's about initiating an autoscroll browser feature using the mouse middle click, not normal middle button scroll.

    @Steffie said in Middle click scrolling for Linux version?:

    ...which of course then immediately begs the question... HOW can one disable Linux's chronic middle-click paste function [but NOT otherwise disable the mouse-wheel functionality]? I just hate this "feature", but my attempts in previous years to find a solution all lead nowhere.

    Don't see how middle-click paste would cause you problems and find it one of the handiest things in Linux.
    In Latest Gnome3 based distros you can turn off middle click paste using dconf-editor or gnome-tweak-tool.
    Or via terminal...

    dconf write /org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/xsettings/overrides "{'Gtk/EnablePrimaryPaste': <0>}"
    

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    @CantankRus
    Yeah, I was replying to Steffie. Should hit that reply link.



  • @CantankRus said in Middle click scrolling for Linux version?:

    Don't see how middle-click paste would cause you problems and find it one of the handiest things in Linux.
    In Latest Gnome3 based distros you can turn off middle click paste using dconf-editor or gnome-tweak-tool.
    or via terminaldconf write /org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/xsettings/overrides "{'Gtk/EnablePrimaryPaste': <0>}"

    Yep, i know that lots of Linuxers like it as you do, & that's fine, but i just wish it wasn't so deeply "hard-wired" in so that lunatics & social outcasts like me could easily disable it. I use a Plasma5 distro, not GTK3, so don't have the option you mentioned. Oh well. Actually, i only asked the question coz i was intrigued by the idea [see @kumiponi, above] that maybe if i could disable it, i might then discover a previously unknown [to me] easter-egg that i could middle-click autoscroll-initiate chromium-based browsers in Linux, without needing the AutoScroll extension. Not to worry.
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    Tower's SSD = Linux Mint 17.3 x64 KDE 4.14.2 [< 26/9/16]; now Maui 2.1 "Blue Tang" x64 Plasma 5.8.4.
    Lappy's SSD = Linux Mint 18 x64 Xfce+Compiz [< 25/12/16]; now Maui 2.1 "Blue Tang" x64 Plasma 5.8.4.


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    @Steffie
    IIRC there's for KDE too, old or plasma. But, KDE notorious to have layers of layers of layers of options (not typo) to do simple thing.

    Handling KDE since version 2, it's like facing a kid with LEGO. They completely break/delete features introduced then rebuild very same thing with different approach. :laughing:


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