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Middle Click Scrolling on Wayland & Gnome

I've noticed that there is a big feature missing on Wayland/Gnome/Linux in general regarding mouse input. In almost all applications that incorporate a WebView (Discord, Spotify, all Browsers) and ...
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vim scrolling with cursor, only bottom line moves until certain amount lines scrolled (in gnu screen)

Vim issue, note this happens only when i open gnu screen, on ubuntu, when shelled from a Mac, and only in the top pane of the screen (bottom pane works fine). It does not happen on the mac when i ...
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What is the closest xterm-like $TERM setting that does not have an alternate screen? [duplicate]

Some terminal applications (e.g. mosh) use the terminal in the alternate screen, thereby disabling the terminal emulator's local scrolling. mosh does not allow overriding its terminal settings (as far ...
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Is there a way to automatically scroll terminal back?

When you are building some code (for example with gcc) you usually have lots of lines of output information. If there are errors, the first one usually located somewhere in the middle of output and I ...
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Scroll direction configuration does not persist in NixOS

The title might be misleading but I did not found a better and shorter way to put it so here is some context. When I configure the touch-pad to scroll the natural way, it works. As soon as I reboot, ...
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agetty - Is there a way to scroll back? [duplicate]

On Debian 10+, the default console for TTY is now agetty instead of getty. And I'm stuck with it : I can't find a way to scroll back the screen (as I would do before with a Ctrl + Shift + PageUp). I ...
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How to find the escape sequence for `Shift + PageUp`/`Shift + PageDown`?

How can I find the escape sequence for Shift + PageUp/Shift + PageDown? I googled and tried a few suggestions, but what always happens is that the screen scrolls up/down when I press this, or nothing ...
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Horizontal/Sideway Scrolling with Logitech Gaming Mouse G900 with Pop!_OS 21.04

In the past I had some problems with slow scrolling, which I could fix with imwheel (see link below), however, I am facing the last issue which bothers me a lot: I cannot use the scroll wheel for ...
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Strange uncontrollable scrolling

I woke up this morning to this strangeness. It was not doing this when I left my computer yesterday. I first noticed it when my tmux key bindings did not work. My prefix is Ctrl+Space. Then I noticed ...
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Mouse wheel scrolling is sticky in QEMU/KVM guest

I am running an Antix guest in QEMU/KVM. When I use the mouse wheel to scroll inside the guest, and I change the scrolling direction (e.g. from down to up), the next two ticks of the wheel are ignored....
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Choppy smooth scrolling after google chrome update

Until version v87.0.4280.141 smooth scrolling worked without issues on my Arch Linux system. After updating to newer versions smooth scrolling is not working at all, but when I resize the window to ...
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touchpad scrolling twitching

Recently GTK3 applications, such as gedit and xfce4-terminal, have started intermittently skipping between smooth sections when scrolling. I find it really disorientating when navigating code and ...
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Is there a way to have an editor like nedit with the possibility to scroll horizantally from trackpad?

I am looking for an editor like an nedit editor where I could move horizontally with trackpad. For the moment, I can only scroll vertically and it is frustrating to not be able to scroll horizontally. ...
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asusware pager (more and less) only working for root (busybox implementation)

I am working on a asus router running asusware. Its a embedded linux implementation and more and less are busybox implementations. When I log into the router as admin (root) using telnet then more and ...
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How to increase the number of scrollable lines in the terminal?

Sometimes the output from one compilation is longer than the lines my rxvt terminal seems to hold; can I increase that? If so, how? I know I can redirect output to files for later inspection, but I'm ...
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Arch Linux Installer - Scroll back in terminal

Is it possible to scroll back in the terminal available in Arch Linux? I'm running a script and would like to read what appeared before. I know I can use | more, but in my specific case I can't use it ...
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Ubuntu keeps scrolling down and typing '~' on its own

For awhile now, while using my laptop running Ubuntu, it will constantly scroll down to the bottom of the page even while I'm trying to move up. It also will sometimes constantly type ~! I've tried ...
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How to make scrolling in tmux smoother?

I am using the below configuration - setw -g mouse on to use mouse scrolling within tmux sessions. However, I notice the scrolling is not as smooth as an the Terminal. Is there any tweaking/...
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How would a GUI widget differentiate between the semantic- and absolute direction of a touchpad event?

I've recently been trying out Ubuntu 20.10 with Gnome desktop on Wayland, using a touchpad that supports precision scrolling, i.e. which does not emulate a mousewheel. After enabling natural scrolling ...
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Google Chrome scrolling suddenly stopped on my website

I have a website that was working OK until this weekend. Today I noticed that a number of browsers lost the ability to scroll the content vertically. The only modifications done to the server or the ...
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Scrolling TTY without dedicated PgUp and PgDown

Stop reading if uname -r returns a Linux version greater than 5.9, since scrollback has been simply removed (1, 2). My keyboard does not have separate PgUp and PgDown keys. They are in the numpad, ...
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How to scroll screen within screen with the outer screen keybindings?

I run a screen session locally on my laptop. Within that screen session, I connect via ssh to a server on which I do most of my work. Since that connection gets reset sometimes (e.g. VPN timing out),...
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Enabling coasting on a touchpad not recognised as such

I'm setting up a Linux (Devuan Beowulf) install for my Chuwi Hi10 Air tablet/hybrid PC. It's got a touchpad in the corresponding keyboard that's not a Synaptics but something else. Even MSWin doesn't ...
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How to change behavior of CTRL+L in my terminal?

My current system: OS: Manjaro 20.0.3 Lysia Kernel: x86_64 Linux 5.4.52-1-MANJARO Shell: bash 5.0.18 DE: KDE 5.72.0 / Plasma 5.19.3 Every time I press CTRL+L on my terminal (Konsole), the visible ...
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XTerm: Scroll by pixels?

In XTerm manual: scroll-back(count [,units [,mouse] ]) This action scrolls the text window backward so that text that had previously scrolled off the top of the screen is now visible. The count ...
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less - How to get matching line not be the top line on screen?

Very often happens that I do $ man someprogram to inspect the manual for some program. Often I also want to search for something in there, and I simply hit / and write whatever I want to search for. ...
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Customizing scrollback buffer navigation keys

I am using a VTE based terminal. By manually sending the following command in a bash session, I see the scrollback buffer moving up by one line, so I am pretty confident the escape sequence is right: ...
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How to disable trackpoint scrolling with libinput?

Update: now the middle-click emulation no longer works, so I'm more stuck than ever. Pressing buttons 1 and 3 acts as a scroll wheel just like pressing the middle button. I have a lenovo keyboard ...
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Why do scroll bars have two different behavior?

In Debian 10, but since older versions (always using Gnome), the scrollbar usually follows the mouse (the scrollbar knob is always below the cursor), but sometimes it scrolls the page contents much ...
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Shell script to scroll down the whole text in terminal without modifying it

I'm trying to use a /bin/sh script to scroll down a couple of lines of text in terminal. A solution using smcup, rmcup is not acceptable in this case. A couple of other options I tried all failed (...
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How to highlight a screen session of an ssh connection?

Others have asked (How to scroll inside a screen session of an ssh connection?) on how to scroll within a screen session. However, while I can highlight what is shown in front of me, I can't figure ...
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How do I prevent sideways scrolling (and get wrapping instead) of long bash command-lines in CentOS8?

Normally, bash command-lines wrap - which I am used to and works great: [cnd@MacBook-Pro ~]$ echo abcdefgABCDEFGhijklmnopHIJKLMNOPq rsQRStuvTuvWXYZ (I made my window narrow to demonstrate) However -...
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Speed of scroll by mousedrag in tmux

I have gathered a quite nice .tmux.conf with mouse selection going to clipboard and everything. But one thing is left to be optimized. When I MouseDrag1Pane (I assume) to the border of a pane, in copy-...
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Budgie application menu applet scroll problem

I am new to Linux. I am using the Kali-Linux with budgie desktop environment. In this environment, if I click on the application menu applet, it doesn't show the top part of the menu. If i move the ...
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Why doesn't Esc-[ scroll left in `less`?

According to the manpage for lesskey, the following keys are bound to left-scroll and right-scroll: \e[ left-scroll \e] right-scroll \e( left-scroll \e) right-scroll \kl ...
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How do I prevent scrolling to the next email when I mouse scroll in mutt. mutt in Centos 7

mutt in Centos 7 I write this to help others as the articles I found were a mess and did not explain properly. So when I am in an email in Mutt and I naturally scroll out of instinct, mutt sends me ...
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Mouse wheel issues on Pop!_OS

I'm giving Pop!_OS (based on Ubuntu 19.04) a try, and am experiencing a very annoying issue with the mouse wheel (a Logitech MX Anywhere 2). First of all the scrolling speed is very slow; I read ...
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How to save command line screen output in Linux after running program?

I ran a program that has a good amount of command line output, and it ran on a screen in a ssh server. I referred to this post so that I can scroll through the screen and see the output, but there is ...
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Tmux returns to home/prompt when scrolling on status bar changes

When scrolling on tmux when using powerline CPU system properties segment, every time the latter updates, the window goes back to the "home"/current prompt setting. This is really irritating since I ...
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Sidescrolling using Shift+Scroll like in Windows

Not all mice have scroll balls that scroll in all directions, or even scroll wheels with side tilt functionality. In Windows, when browsing with Firefox, one can scroll to the side by holding the ...
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How to disable fullscreen mouse scrolling?

On programs that run in "fullscreen" mode, when I change the "fullscreen" resolution to something that is lower than what my desktop resolution is, I can scroll past the edges of the program by moving ...
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disable scroll by 3 and 4 fingers on synaptics touchpad

I am fine with scrolling with 2 fingers. I have already disbaled edge scrolling by 1 finger. I want to disable click and scrolling by 3 and 4 fingers on my synaptics touchpad. System details: ...
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IMWheel creates jittery scroll when using touch-pad

Mouse scroll performance is poor in Linux and there is no built-in method to control the same. Hence, I did some digging and came across IMWheel. I followed this tutorial How to Adjust or Increase ...
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Mouse scroll wheel speed problem with linux kernel 5.0

Sometimes, the mouse scrolling speed changes to a very slow rate, where it takes many clicks (3-8 clicks) or significant wheel rotation to scroll the page one step. This started after upgrading to ...
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Changing mouse scroll speed

I'm trying to change the mouse scroll speed. Currently it's way too slow. I'm using GNOME 3.32 and there are no obvious settings to adapt that. Ideally I would like to change it at the system level, ...
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Dell Latitude E6420 touchpad scrolling is temperamental

I recently bought an old Dell Latitude E6420 laptop for cheap. As it's not very powerful, I installed Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS onto it to speed some it up somewhat. I have also wanted to properly use and ...
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How to set mouse wheel scroll to page length per click

My Logitech Optical Generic 3-button Mouse scrolls only few lines at a time. I used desktop Xfce on several distros, including Manjaro, CentOS and MX Linux (though I didn't try Xubuntu yet). I know I ...
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I have a long running script but want to be able to scroll through the stdout output as it executes

I have a script that runs for a long time. It has plenty of output to stdout that I would like to be able to read over in real time but also scroll up and down. Whenever a new line of output is ...
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Use trackball for horizontal and vertical scrolling

I have a trackball mouse and want to extend the scrolling capabilities. Because the horizontal scrollwheel is very limited, I thought about using the trackball for scrolling when pressing a particular ...
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How to disable terminal scrolling in a Bash script?

When using a program like htop - mouse scroll wheel action will not do anything. How can I reproduce such behavior in my Bash script? I guess there should be a way to tell the terminal to ignore ...
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