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There is a wonderful feature of compiz that allows me to use a key+mouse wheel (I use win+wheel to zoom into the desktop. Is there a way to get the same effect in Cinnamon?

UPDATE: Following Mikko Rantalainen's solution below, I checked gnome-shell-mousewheel-zoom out from git and added the included executable to my start up programs.

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See source at https://github.com/tobiasquinn/gnome-shell-mousewheel-zoom

Install for Ubuntu:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tobias-quinn/gsmz
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-mousewheel-zoom
mousewheelzoom &

Done. Zoom with Alt+Mousewheel.

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Thanks, any idea how to get this working on a debian (not Ubuntu, so no ppas) system? –  terdon Oct 12 '12 at 10:45
    
I guess you have to compile the software from the source. Something like this should work: git clone git://github.com/tobiasquinn/gnome-shell-mousewheel-zoom.git; cd gnome-shell-mousewheel-zoom; debuild. See the messages and install missing build dependencies to get it to build. When you're done .deb packages should appear one directory above your current directory. –  Mikko Rantalainen Oct 12 '12 at 11:37
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I had actually tried this before but make failed with various cryptic errors. I had not noticed that there was already a compiled executable in the git bundle and that one works fine with debian. Thanks! –  terdon Oct 12 '12 at 12:32
    
Unfortunately this is currently not working for Ubuntu 13.04 :( –  valentt Aug 30 '13 at 7:34
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