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How can I do simultaneous selecting and vertical scrolling in Writer

asked 2017-07-03 21:49:26 +0200

Evgeniy gravatar image

updated 2017-07-04 01:14:02 +0200

Hello, could you help me please? How can I enable vertical scrolling with mouse wheel while the left mouse button is pressed? Basically what I want is to select and scroll down. I use Linux Lubuntu. LibreOffice Writer Version: Simultaneous selecting and scrolling is working in Chrome, for example, so the problem is with the Writer.

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Don't see any problem on Mint 18 with LO v5.3.4.2. No settings I know of for this.

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2017-07-03 22:58:54 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-07-04 14:21:31 +0200

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


Turning the wheel while keeping the click pressed seems difficult to me...

I do not know an option that activates this kind of selection but the default mode seems to me more practical:

  • Click to mark the beginning of the selection in the document,
  • Scroll with the scroll wheel,
  • Shift + Click to mark the end of the selection?


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Thanks a lot! That's what I need!


Evgeniy gravatar imageEvgeniy ( 2017-07-05 21:01:57 +0200 )edit
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