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[Bug 147230] Re: Changing workspaces via scrollwheel on desktop is problematic, especially when using touchpad


Interesting request, and I see it was accepted in Karmic...
I have been always using GNU/Linux on a laptop, and I now I am writing from my second one ever since. So it's been about five years on two different laptops with (synaptics) touchpads, with various distros (mostily Ubuntu), and always using scrollwheel workspace changing (in KDE, Gnome, Xfce and e17). I have never experienced any annoyance about that, and I use the touchpad very often. I have never had the feeling my touchpad was too sesitive or anything. I have to drag my finger through the whole lenght of my right-side-scroller to change through more than one workspace in a single shot. And, considering the fact I almost never scroll through the whole lenght, I have never had problems with that. Actually, I liked the feature very much. And I found it very frustrating to have lost it with Karmic. But I can understand that some touchpads are maybe more sensitive than any touchpad I have ever used with Linux.
I solved the issue for myself after about an hour of searching through various options around Gnome and CCSM. And it was not really fun...

It really is a minor issue, I don't deny that, but it was the other way, too. So, what I was thinking about. They solved this One Hundred Paper Cuts request, for the happiness of a part of the user base. But, will this now cause an opposite request for Ubuntu 10.4 (or whatever will be the release day)? I can see on various forums that there is a respective other part of the user base, that liked that issue, even with touchpads.
No matter what is the default setting, the best solution would be a more obvious and easy to find way to enable/disable that feature. Should I write about that on Brainstorm?

Changing workspaces via scrollwheel on desktop is problematic, especially when using touchpad
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