Reverse scroll in LXDE

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Reverse scroll in LXDE

Postby salvag on Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:10 am

Hi all,

I'm trying to figure out how to change the mouse scroll behavour, by reversing it. I've got used to Mac OS X scroll, which is the contrary to the one in the rest of the systems. Instead of moving the scroll bar, you move the content of the screen itself. (Sorry for my bad explanation).
What I want is my screen to move up when my finger goes up. And I can't do that from the mouse preferences menu.

Any idea on how to change it?

Thanks a lot!
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Re: Reverse scroll in LXDE

Postby pfjap.paco on Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:36 am

Try running this command in the terminal:

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echo "pointer = 1 2 3 5 4 7 6 8 9 10 11 12" > ~/.Xmodmap && xmodmap .Xmodmap


To reverse the changes just run this command:

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echo "pointer = 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12" > ~/.Xmodmap && xmodmap .Xmodmap


I hope that helps
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Re: Reverse scroll in LXDE

Postby schwarzmx on Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:16 am

Awesome! that worked as a charm, thanks!
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Re: Reverse scroll in LXDE

Postby pfjap.paco on Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:20 pm

No problem, glad I could help :D
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Re: Reverse scroll in LXDE

Postby salvag on Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:18 am

Wow, it works prefectly!!

Thanks a lot.
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Re: Reverse scroll in LXDE

Postby rsadix on Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:21 pm

Awesome, works perfectly for LMDE 201403
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