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How to Fix Mouse Scrolling

PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:39 am
by fmh
This annoying feature came back into version 11.1 of GhostBSD after being away for a couple of releases. Now that I use GhostBSD more it really bothers and I have not been able to find out how to correct it yet. In all versions of 11.1 that I have tried of Mate including Betas etc is that the Mouse Scroll wheel works properly when scrolling down but if you scroll up it is configured as a Backspace key. Behaviour is that when on a Web page instead of scrolling to the top of the page it goes to the previous page. When in other non Web Browser apps or on the Desktop the same thing happens when using the scroll up to get to the top of the list it goes back to the previous page, app, etc.

How do I turn off this behaviour? It was in 10.3 I believe and then was fixed until 11.1. I looked in Mouse and Keyboard settings and can not find where this is configured. I am using 11.1 64bit Mate install.

Re: How to Fix Mouse Scrolling  [SOLVED]

PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:48 pm
by ericbsd
Remove moused in /etc/rc.conf that is the problem.

Re: How to Fix Mouse Scrolling

PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:06 pm
by slughorn
fmh wrote:This annoying feature came back into version 11.1 of GhostBSD after being away for a couple of releases. Now that I use GhostBSD more it really bothers and I have not been able to find out how to correct it yet. In all versions of 11.1 that I have tried of Mate including Betas etc is that the Mouse Scroll wheel works properly when scrolling down but if you scroll up it is configured as a Backspace key. Behaviour is that when on a Web page instead of scrolling to the top of the page it goes to the previous page. When in other non Web Browser apps or on the Desktop the same thing happens when using the scroll up to get to the top of the list it goes back to the previous page, app, etc.

How do I turn off this behaviour? It was in 10.3 I believe and then was fixed until 11.1. I looked in Mouse and Keyboard settings and can not find where this is configured. I am using 11.1 64bit Mate install.

I had the same issue. See here:http://forums.ghostbsd.org/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=928&start=10. The tip of ericbsd has solved my problem. :mrgreen:

Re: How to Fix Mouse Scrolling

PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:58 pm
by fmh
I do have a problem when trying to do this. The rc.conf file is Read Only.

What I did was to go into the terminal and go to the /etc folder
I typed sudo chmod +w rc.conf
get prompted for the password and enter it in successfully
but the rc.conf is still Read Only.

I also tried sudo chmod u+w rc.conf

but that did not add Write access.

Obviously Unix 101 here but what am I missing?

Re: How to Fix Mouse Scrolling

PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:19 pm
by Hecktor
It is read only because you don't have rights to write to it with your account.

Type the following:
sudo ee /etc/rc.conf

Escape brings up a menu so you can save it.

Re: How to Fix Mouse Scrolling

PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:47 pm
by fmh
Thank You that did it.

I thought I had to change the file to Write status before I could call it up to change it. All is good now.