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Quickfix: TrackPoint scrolling on Thinkpad

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To get TrackPoint (the red nub) scrolling in Linux on your Thinkpad, i.e. hold the middle mouse button down to activate scrolling:

Add the following to your mouse settings (i.e. Section “InputDevice”) in /etc/X11/Xorg.conf:

Option "EmulateWheel" "on"
Option "EmulateWheelButton" "2"
Option "EmulateWheelTimeOut" "1" # to disable middle click

In Firefox, do about:config and set:

mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.action = 0;

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Written by jbopensrc

December 3, 2007 at 1:25 am

Posted in Linux, Quickfix

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