Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 238802
Mouse wheel switches desktops in pager applet in KDE despite turning off option
Last modified: 2015-07-13 13:35:26 EDT
Description of problem:
The mouse wheel over the Desktop Switcher changes desktops even when the check
box for "Mouse wheel over desktops switches between them" is disabled. I'm
always doing it unintentionally, and there must be a fix.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Linux version 2.6.20-1.2933.fc6 (firstname.lastname@example.org) (gcc
version 4.1.1 20070105 (Red Hat 4.1.1-51)) #1 SMP Mon Mar 19 11:38:26 EDT 2007
I use KDE 3.5; as far as I can remember, this bug was in Fedora Core 5 too. I
have a StarLogic 8D Scrolling Mouse with a ball instead of a wheel (but it
still looks like a normal mouse). I doubt the mouse version matters, though.
Run KDE and add the "Desktop Preview and Pager" applet to the taskbar.
Restarting doesn't seem to help, it's been this way for years.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Disable the option for mouse wheel desktop switching by right-clicking on
the desktop applet.
2. Try moving the mouse wheel over the desktop applet.
The desktops switch.
The desktops should not switch (the check box seems to do nothing).
(WW) <default pointer>: No Device specified, looking for one...
(II) <default pointer>: Setting Device option to "/dev/input/mice"
(--) <default pointer>: Device: "/dev/input/mice"
(==) <default pointer>: Protocol: "Auto"
(**) Option "CorePointer"
(**) <default pointer>: Core Pointer
(==) <default pointer>: Emulate3Buttons, Emulate3Timeout: 50
(**) <default pointer>: ZAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
(**) <default pointer>: Buttons: 9
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "<default pointer>" (type: MOUSE)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Keyboard0" (type: KEYBOARD)
(--) <default pointer>: PnP-detected protocol: "ExplorerPS/2"
(II) <default pointer>: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded
This not a bug it's a feature request. The setting you mention is intended to
affect the desktop only, not the pager applet. I'd suggest filing an RFE
(request for enhancement) upstream at http://bugs.kde.org/
NOTABUG, please see comment #1