Disable Window Roll linuxmint-xfce-201104

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Disable Window Roll linuxmint-xfce-201104

Postby dabgdk on Sun May 06, 2012 11:10 am

I wish to disable the "window roll" or "shade" feature because employees keep rolling up calc windows with the mouse wheel and thinking that they lost all their work.

I found this: http://ffct.cc/xfce-disable-window-roll-up/ which explains that the command to disable rolling only works for XFCE 4.8.

I am fairly certain that the version of Mint Linux that I am using has XFCE version 4.6.

So, how do I disable roll up feature without upgrading? If I have to download source code and recompile it after modifying code, so be it. My problem is that I don't even know where to begin.
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Re: Disable Window Roll linuxmint-xfce-201104

Postby jjaythomas on Sun May 06, 2012 9:32 pm

How activating??

1) if double click Window Bar (not normally default) can change from Main Menu-settings-Window Manager... click advance tab for setting.

2) If using icon on window bar (again not default) as above in style tab (default tab) drag and drop icon into hidden.

3) If accidentally hitting shortcut key? delete shortcut as above on the keyboard tab. (normally default is to have none)

If other way? probably a setting some where?Let us know

P.S. I like to put the shade icon (#2) on the opposite side of the window bar (for accidents and easy see window underneath), being by itself it easy to see the state in (icon animates in most styles) and can rectify how-ever happened :oops:

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Re: Disable Window Roll linuxmint-xfce-201104

Postby dabgdk on Mon May 07, 2012 8:36 am

The shade or roll is activating by mousewheel. (Move mouse over title bar, then use middle mouse wheel). There is not an option to disable this behavior in the gui.
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Re: Disable Window Roll linuxmint-xfce-201104

Postby jjaythomas on Tue May 08, 2012 12:52 am

Actually thats not shading it's probally changing the (virtual desktop) :oops: Does window bar also disapear?

That setting can be disabled from the 'Window Manager Tweaks' usually 1st option under workspaces tab.

or chang to only use one(1) workspace. Can change number(#) of virtual workspaces from Setting-Workspaces (tho handy to multi-task if know how to use :wink: )

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EDIT
P.S. are you sure running XFWM (XFCE Window manager) thats also (as actual Shade/roll) feature of Metacity (Gnome)
Check in session that Metacity and/or nautilus not running, only XFCE stuff (XFWM)
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Re: Disable Window Roll linuxmint-xfce-201104

Postby jjaythomas on Fri May 18, 2012 10:35 pm

Sorry about above actually roll your talking of can be turned off.

1. go to settings>setting editor
2.click on xfwm4 in 'chanel side bar
3.click on general to display tree list and find one called 'mouesewheel_rollup'
4.click on to highlight and click edit icon at top of window
5. its a Bool so all you need to do is uncheck enable box.
6.save

shouldn,t happen again

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Re: Disable Window Roll linuxmint-xfce-201104

Postby dabgdk on Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:11 am

Unfortunately, 'mouesewheel_rollup' does not show up in that list. A lot of other options that are there suggest to me that the 'mouesewheel_rollup' option SHOULD be here, but it is not.

I cannot 'Add a New Property' either. Perhaps if I run as root? Cannot find the terminal equivalent of 'Settings Editor', though.
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Re: Disable Window Roll linuxmint-xfce-201104

Postby jjaythomas on Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:55 pm

Sorry I think that must be a 4.8 (xfwm4) adittion? :oops:

If this is a Mint Debian Edition or a Main edition (mint9-Xfce?) based on Ubuntu 11.04?

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P.S. (Can't remember all the 'LMDE's' ISO dates they only list most recent one.)
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