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


2 Answers 2


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.


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.

  • I have the same problem. It works sometimes though (very rarely)...
    – beatgammit
    Apr 27, 2012 at 9:00

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