I am using a Thinkpad with a Trackpoint. By default on my system, libinput is configured to use button scrolling for the trackpoing, as configured by

xinput set-prop 14 "libinput Scroll Method Enabled" 0 0 1

This has the effect that in any application, I can press and keep the middle mouse button, and scroll with the track point.

This is convenient for apps that don't have special use for the dragging with the middle mouse button.

But some implement their own superior scroll mechanism (Firefox), or use the middle mouse button for completely different purposes, and are not really usable with this setting (Blender). For these, I’d like to set

xinput set-prop 14 "libinput Scroll Method Enabled" 0 0 1

I am not very optimistic, but is there a way to have my cake and eat it too?

(I am mostly using GTK, so maybe there is a setting to make at least GTK apps – which know if they have special use for the middle mouse button – scroll this way as a fallback?)

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