[Solved] Natural scrolling?

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[Solved] Natural scrolling?

Postby Q-collective » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:29 am

Hey all,

How do I enable natural scrolling in Cinnamon? I tried this howto, but that didn't work as there is not package called "naturalscrolling" in that ppa. So I thought to open up this thread.
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Re: Natural scrolling?

Postby xenopeek » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:42 am

Which release of Linux Mint are you on? The package details of the PPA are here: https://launchpad.net/~zedtux/+archive/ ... /+packages. As you can see, Linux Mint 14--with Ubuntu Quantal as package base--doesn't yet have a stable package. You could install naturalscrolling-testing instead, or at least I guess that is the unstable version.
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Re: Natural scrolling?

Postby Q-collective » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:32 pm

xenopeek wrote:Which release of Linux Mint are you on?

14.1

The package details of the PPA are here: https://launchpad.net/~zedtux/+archive/ ... /+packages. As you can see, Linux Mint 14--with Ubuntu Quantal as package base--doesn't yet have a stable package. You could install naturalscrolling-testing instead, or at least I guess that is the unstable version.

Thank you, that did the trick of installing it :)

But how do I enable it now? I kinda expected that the mouse settings would have an option now to enable natural scrolling.

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Re: Natural scrolling?

Postby xenopeek » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:39 pm

It should be in your Accessories category of the menu, as "Natural Scrolling". Or you can just do Alt+F2 and type naturalscrolling, followed by enter to start it. From the screenshots in the article, you need to start it and it should be an icon on your panel. From there you can set it to automatically start in the future.
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Re: Natural scrolling?

Postby Q-collective » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:58 pm

xenopeek wrote:It should be in your Accessories category of the menu, as "Natural Scrolling". Or you can just do Alt+F2 and type naturalscrolling, followed by enter to start it. From the screenshots in the article, you need to start it and it should be an icon on your panel. From there you can set it to automatically start in the future.

Thanks, that did it :)

Why is it not just an option though in the mouse settings? I'm coming from KDE (Gentoo) and there it's a simple switch.

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Re: [Solved] Natural scrolling?

Postby xenopeek » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:30 pm

IDK; didn't write the program. You're the one that found it :wink:
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Re: [Solved] Natural scrolling?

Postby Q-collective » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:31 pm

xenopeek wrote:IDK; didn't write the program. You're the one that found it :wink:

No, I'm not talking about the third party program, but about the mouse settings that come by default with Cinnamon ;)

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Re: [Solved] Natural scrolling?

Postby xenopeek » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:09 pm

Perhaps an idea to submit to the developers :) Ideas for Cinnamon go on GitHub: https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/issues.

KDE is of course the ultimate for tweaks like that. Cinnamon is maturing rapidly, though still using parts from GNOME--like the mouse settings (and the GNOME project has past releases been more fond of removing functionality than to keep it).
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SOLVED? NO!

Postby KremiX » Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:24 am

in nemo natural scrolling is NOT working (program) . Secondly: what if I am on Archlinux and using Cinnamon and nemo? Please just add an option to enable natural scrolling in cinnamon control center.

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Re: SOLVED? NO!

Postby Q-collective » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:45 pm

KremiX wrote:in nemo natural scrolling is NOT working (program) . Secondly: what if I am on Archlinux and using Cinnamon and nemo? Please just add an option to enable natural scrolling in cinnamon control center.

This is correct. Cinnamon seems to have his own scrolling settings that overrule naturalscrolling... I agree it should just be an option in the Cinnamon settings.

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Re: [Solved] Natural scrolling?

Postby bronson » Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:59 pm

I enabled natural scrolling by creating a new entry in Startup Programs ince I'd hate to have a useless icon in the panel all the time. (used http://agoraphobiae.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/inverted-scrolling-and-two-finger-scrolling-in-linux-mint-14/) to figure out the command, then created a new entry with Command: xinput set-button-map 9 1 2 3 5 4 7 6).

It mostly works perfect. Unfortunately, yes, some Mint applications don't get it. The System Settings window scrolls correctly, the Background Settings window scrolls incorrectly. Software Manager scrolls correctly, Nemo scrolls incorrectly. It's weird!

Since I use a trackpad, natural scrolling really feels right. I'm really looking forward to when Mint adds proper support for this.


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