Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 851486
mouse scroll wheel jumps to random positions
Last modified: 2013-08-01 06:24:00 EDT
When editing a 100+k text document (with some 200+ char lines) I see very strange behaviour when using the mouse scroll wheel. In a normal editing process with alternatingly editing, navigating with arrow/page keys, clicking, and scrolling with mouse wheel I see that a single mouse wheel "tick" can scroll to a completely different position in the document and I get lost. I don't see any pattern.
I would expect "normal" behaviour, that scroll wheel ticks scrolled something like 1/4 screen without moving the cursor, possible making the cursor invisible. Any operation that involve moving the cursor should move it into view again.
The scroll whell works without problems in "all" other applications - for instance firefox/thunderbird and evince and gnome-terminal.
IIRC there was a slightly similar issue early in f17 where the scroll wheel always would scroll to the bottom, but that was fixed. I think I noticed the bad behaviour described here a month ago.
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