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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)
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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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