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I've recently updated my gnome to 3.4 and a problem appears.

When I start scrolling, scroll never ends and even continues to scroll when I switch to another window.

How can I disable this annoying feature?

I run gnome on ArchLinux with kernel 3.3

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Doesn't sound like a feature...considered filing a bug report? (Maybe there is one already.) -- If you used Arch's packages, maybe this is the place to go. – sr_ Apr 18 '12 at 7:09
It is certainly a bug, but seems like the auto-scrolling feature has been added to gnome 3.4, so maybe there is an option to disable it. – Ben D Apr 18 '12 at 7:21
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Seems like it was a problem with the synaptics touchpad driver. I've installed gsynaptics and unchecked the continue scrolling checkbox in the Scrolling tab, and that fixed the problem.

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I found a solution without installing that software:

  • edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-synaptics.conf
  • add the line

    Option "CoastingSpeed" "0"

I'm also having some problems scrolling in nautilus. Scrolling is not working on folders either in dconf-editor for instance.

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I have the same problem. It works sometimes though (very rarely)... – tjameson Apr 27 '12 at 9:00

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