When I scroll with middle mouse the event of scrolling is continued until it gradually turns to 0.

Think this is a general issue as I experienced it on more than 1 linux distro (NixOS and ArchLinux) and different desktop/window managers. Currently I'm using i3 window tiling manager.

I'd like to stop the event on any other button press to prevent situations like:

  • Scroll + Ctrl triggering zooming when only Ctrl +Scroll should
  • Scroll in one window then switch to another window where event continues (also happens with first example)

This happens because of synaptics option CoastingSpeed.

Setting to zero prevented it.

in configuration:
Option "CoastingSpeed" "0"

on command line:
synclient CoastingSpeed=0 (this will not persist after reboot)

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