[nSLUG] Fast scroll wheel action in X triggers paste or browser history navigation

Jeff Warnica jeff at coherentnetworksolutions.com
Wed Aug 15 15:25:47 ADT 2007


Does "scrolling" inside an xev(1) window show anything useful?

Quoting D G Teed <donald.teed at gmail.com>:

> On 8/15/07, George N. White III <gnwiii at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Gmail thinks this is spam -- I guess "fast" "action" and "X" are
>> enough to trigger the filter.
>
> Funny, as it is sent from gmail, but then of course it is recreated
> as a new email from mailman.
>
>> I've learned to be a bit deliberate with my scroll wheel, and use
>> <Pg-Up> <Pg-Dn> in browsers.   I suspect it is all to easy to enter
>> "clicks" when scrolling fast.  It does seem like I've had more glitches
>> while scrolling recently (older ATI and Nvidia graphics hardware,
>> KVM on a debian machine, USB mouse on Fedora 7).
>
> I can reproduce my problem at will.  I just don't like doing it in an aterm
> because I don't know what will happen.  One time I entered
> a game of larn! (or whatever the name of the modern variant is now)
> I hope I didn't delete anything as well.  Certainly would be
> dangerous to run a term as root with a wild scroll wheel!
>
> Scroll wheel is one of those things that once you start using it, it
> becomes a habit for navigating, and so I have to choose between
> not using X or fixing the problem on that system.
>
> There is a program which will capture Xevents.  Forget the name
> right now, but I think I'll run that and possibly submit a bug report.
>
> --Donald
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