Issue 30704 - mouse wheel over horizontal scrollbar should scroll horizontal
Summary: mouse wheel over horizontal scrollbar should scroll horizontal
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Product: gsl
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1
Hardware: All Linux, all
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
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Reported: 2004-06-24 17:11 UTC by hhielscher
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:18 UTC (History)
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Description hhielscher 2004-06-24 17:11:09 UTC
When I move the mouse over the horizontal scrollbar I expect the (vertical)
scrollwheel to scroll horizontal. This works in most KDE/Qt and Gnome/Gtk
applications including KSpread and Gnumeric.
Comment 1 christof.pintaske 2004-06-24 17:48:18 UTC
cp->mmp: seems to work in all core Gnome2 applications, does not work in
Mozilla. I'm not sure if this is a usefull feature, if I need to position the
mouse over the scrollbar anyway then I have no real advantage compared to click
and move the scrollbar.
Comment 2 hhielscher 2004-06-24 19:20:12 UTC
The advantage is that you don't have to search for the slider, the slider can be
very small in wide tables.
Comment 3 alsuren 2005-11-18 21:30:00 UTC
I noticed this too. I think this is an X-mouse thing. I don't think windows 
programs do this. Normally, in windows, scroll wheel events don't change the 
focus (they're treated more like keyboard events most of the time). 
There really should be some easy way of scrolling horizontally with the scroll 
wheel, so either scroll over horizontal scrollbar or shift/alt+scroll (see 
Issue 21925, Issue 17162, Issue 16736 and (more generally) Issue 18421). I 
think implementing either one of these would probably stem the deluge of 
feature requests for this kind of thing :P 
Comment 4 stefan.baltzer 2007-07-18 14:23:28 UTC
SBA: Duplicate of issue 21925? 
Please see my comments in that one.
Comment 5 matthias.mueller-prove 2009-09-06 06:44:29 UTC
I am no longer officially active in OOo. Please take over.