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JWM: Disable scrollwheel switching virtual desktops
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MochiMoppel


Joined: 26 Jan 2011
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Location: Japan

PostPosted: Mon 21 Jul 2014, 00:49    Post subject:  JWM: Disable scrollwheel switching virtual desktops
Subject description: Change one of the most annoying JWM behaviors
 

When the mouse pointer hovers over a window, scrolling the scrollwheel will move the window contents up or down as expected. However as soon as the pointer hovers outside of the window area, the scrollwheel switches virtual desktops. This can be outright confusing for new users and still annoying for experienced users. JWM provides no option to reconfigure mouse bindings, but this behavior can be disabled with a trick.

Step 1: Edit the file /root/.jwm/jwmrc-personal. Add 2 lines:
    <JWM>
    <RootMenu onroot="4"/>
    <RootMenu onroot="5"/>
Step 2: Restart JWM

That's it.
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Puppus Dogfellow


Joined: 07 Jan 2013
Posts: 527
Location: nyc

PostPosted: Tue 22 Jul 2014, 03:44    Post subject: Re: JWM: Disable scrollwheel switching virtual desktops
Subject description: Change one of the most annoying JWM behaviors
 

MochiMoppel wrote:
When the mouse pointer hovers over a window, scrolling the scrollwheel will move the window contents up or down as expected. However as soon as the pointer hovers outside of the window area, the scrollwheel switches virtual desktops. This can be outright confusing for new users and still annoying for experienced users. JWM provides no option to reconfigure mouse bindings, but this behavior can be disabled with a trick.

Step 1: Edit the file /root/.jwm/jwmrc-personal. Add 2 lines:
    <JWM>
    <RootMenu onroot="4"/>
    <RootMenu onroot="5"/>
Step 2: Restart JWM

That's it.


cool. is there any way to make it switch through the windows on a given desktop as its default behavior and maybe make the scrolling through desktops a ctrl+scroll option?

and if that's doable, how about shift+scroll to move up and down, alt+scroll to move left and right, alt+ctrl+scroll to increase/decrease vertically, alt+shift+scroll to increase/decrease horizontally, and shift+control+scroll as a sendto (grab the window and release it when the desired desktop is reached)?

Very Happy
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Les Kerf

Joined: 24 Jun 2012
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PostPosted: Tue 22 Jul 2014, 20:51    Post subject:  

THANK YOU, THANK YOU THANK YOU! Did I say thank you?!?

That solves the most annoying, useless feature I have EVER encountered in Puppy Linux. This feature nearly caused me to give up on Puppy before I was barely even started; I will most DEFINITELY pass this on to anyone I introduce Puppy to in the future.

Les
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RSH


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PostPosted: Tue 22 Jul 2014, 23:49    Post subject:  

Yes, thank you!
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tallboy


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PostPosted: Fri 25 Jul 2014, 21:05    Post subject:  

Quote:
THANK YOU, THANK YOU THANK YOU! Did I say thank you?!?

Quote:
Yes, thank you!

Ditto!
MochiMoppel, you're a genius!

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