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Reverse scrolling on Linux, but only when it makes sense

Posted by Ricardo Bánffy at May 11, 2012 05:52 PM |

It's hard not to think that the idea of dragging the document instead of the viewport makes sense, in special if your trackpad supports two-finger dragging. It also feels very natural to have things like inertia (when the document continues to scroll when you release the pad with your fingers moving and gradually slows down - or halts when you stop it with your finger) in this mode.

Unfortunately, the only way to enable reverse scrolling (and we are not even considering inertia) on Linux is through an xmodmap hack that affects every pointing device. Even more unfortunate, this mode makes absolutely no sense when you are using a clickwheel (such as the one on your mouse) to scroll.

To that end, I published a post on Ubuntu Brainstorm. If you like the idea, please, express your support.

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