Comment 58 for bug 124440

There should be also a separate setting for laptops' touchpad edge scrolling to avoid constant tinkering with the setting, because obviously touchpad accelerates differently. At least I find that the default current slow scrolling is ok for my touchpad, but I hate it for my mouse wheels. For sure I'd rather live with that tinkering than current no-setting-at-all situation.

But the way the mouse settings were recently (13.04) dumbed down even more (additional touchpad settings removed and sensitivity and speed slider becoming one single slider - seriously?), I think it is more likely to see whole mouse settings being removed altogether by Gnome team than to see this ever being addressed with an additional setting...