Issue 63027 - Horizontal scrolling with mouse by positioning the pointer over thehorizontal scrollbar
Summary: Horizontal scrolling with mouse by positioning the pointer over thehorizontal...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 21925
Alias: None
Product: ui
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: stefan.baltzer
QA Contact: issues@ui
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-03-10 17:58 UTC by peebhat
Modified: 2007-07-18 14:03 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description peebhat 2006-03-10 17:58:53 UTC
A feature of all Linux GUIs ( Both Gnome and KDE; may be this is a feature of X 
server than WM )is that by moving the mouse wheel with the pointer on the scroll 
bar one can scroll the pages unlike in MS Windows.This way one can scroll both 
horizontally and vertically.

OOo in both Gnome and KDE doesn't follow this common nice feature of the X 
system. In OOo vertical scrolling like this works, but no horizontal scrolling.

Here I reproduce my posting on the fedora list and the answer to it which could 
be interesting.----------

Message: 9
Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2006 05:18:47 -0700
From: Craig White <>
Subject: Re: OOo and Firefox in Linux - Unrequited Love
To: For users of Fedora Core releases <>
Message-ID: <1141820327.17832.101.camel@lin->
Content-Type: text/plain
On Wed, 2006-03-08 at 12:20 +0530, Parameshwara Bhat wrote:
> Hello List,
> I find it baffling that the Office suite of choice for all Unixes,OOo  
> should not implement scrolling horizontally using the mousewheel when the  
> mouse is on the scroll bar in Linux.Ditto with Firefox.
> All GUIs in Linux, both under KDE and Gnome,implement this.I use Opera to  
> browse, which is not a great darling of Linux users,that implements this.  
> But the great darlings-OOo,Firefox-do not really care to implement this  
> nice unique feature of Linux Desktop. Also, look at their implementation  
> printer interfaces which is inferior to any native application of both KDE  
> & Gnome.
> It appears from the experience of using these applications on Windows and  
> Linux that both these darlings do not care enough for linux though Linux  
> showers them with so much love and attention.
> These are my feelings.I am trying to share and see what the community has  
> to say.
I don't know about what the community might say, but I would say that I
find it baffling that someone would rather choose a public forum to
announce their desires rather than go into redhat's bugzilla or Oo's bug
reporting tool and make an entry.
It's not a bug if it's not in's only someone pissing in
the wind.
Craig  ------------------------

This defect exists in all versions of OO in all distributions of Linux ( May be 
wherever X server is in question )

Really I feel this negligence of it's own is a shame on the part of OO and 
correction should not even demand any great work!

Parameshwara Bhat
Comment 1 peebhat 2006-03-10 18:00:35 UTC
This defect exists in all components of OO, not just writer.

Parameshwara Bhat
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2006-03-13 08:36:09 UTC
Reassigned to SBA.
Comment 3 kpalagin 2006-11-20 16:27:31 UTC
May I suggest change issue type to "enhancement" and set OS to "All"?
Comment 4 kpalagin 2007-03-28 19:11:39 UTC
changing to enhancement,
OS to All,
Component to ui.
Comment 5 stefan.baltzer 2007-07-18 14:00:25 UTC
SBA: Duplicate.

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 21925 ***
Comment 6 stefan.baltzer 2007-07-18 14:03:47 UTC
SBA: Closed.
Note: HOW to trigger horizontal scrolling would be subject of the specification.
(i.e. Shift+Scrollwheel could be a solution because "when the mouse hovers over
the bar" would easily lead to "arbitrary effects")