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Natural/reverse mouse scrolling 6.2.0

asked 2019-02-07 16:53:02 +0200

mrodmac gravatar image

updated 2019-02-07 16:58:32 +0200

Up until 6.2.0 I could utilize Xorg "natural mouse scrolling" in LO. I set the scrolling in .Xmodmap with "pointer = 1 2 3 5 4 7 6 8 9 10". Is there any way to regain this in 6.2.0?

The program was installed on Arch Linux by untarring the rpm gzip. Windows installable and MacOS dmg seem to function as expected.

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answered 2019-02-07 19:06:34 +0200

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K, I figured it out. Not sure why posting the question gets thing flowing.

It appears to be a gtk3 issue. Setting the scrolling in .Xmodmap seems to have no effect over gtk3. The solution I found is to remove the pointer= line from .Xmodmap, then I created a script that uses libinput to set the scrolling:

#!/bin/sh
MOUSEID=$(/usr/bin/xinput list | grep -i mouse | grep -o "id=[0-9][0-9]" | cut -d "=" -f2)
/usr/bin/xinput set-prop $MOUSEID "libinput Natural Scrolling Enabled" 1
exit 0

and run that script in .xinitrc just before the execution of the DE. This works perfectly on my Arch install.

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