Why does only Windows have this mouse feature?

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#1

When you do a middle click (using scroll wheel) it shows this:

All Linux distros I’ve tested do not have this, you do a middle click and nothing happens. Is this Windows stuff only?


#2

If you are using Firefox, you can enable this from the settings: Screenshot_20181102_180617


#3

On KDE Plasma, using Falkon browser, you can enable AutoScroll from Extensions preferences.
On whatever DE, in Firefox if you open about:config and search for auto scroll, you can enable it, set it from false to true.
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On other browsers you might look at their documentation :slight_smile:


#4

Autoscrolling is also an option in Chromium or Chrome.


#5

I’m using the following for Xorg in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-anirmouse.conf. It’s a bit specific to the joystick mouse from Anir. but the key settings are in the Options to emulate the wheel. But if your mouse has a wheel I would prefer using that :slight_smile:

Section "InputClass"
    Identifier  "Anir Mouse"
    MatchProduct "Forward USB Optical Mouse"
    Driver      "evdev"
    Option      "EmulateWheel" "on"
    Option      "EmulateWheelButton" "2"
    Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
EndSection