scrollwheel should scroll not browse

Bug #435550 reported by Lesmana Zimmer on 2009-09-23
This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gthumb (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gthumb

in gthumb, viewing an image, scrolling the scrollwheel should scroll the image instead of browsing to the next/previous image. that way it would be more consistent with other apps and also conforming to gnomes own human interface guideline.

using ubuntu jaunty

related: (scrollwheel should scroll not zoom)
a bit related: (using "ctrl + mouse scroll wheel" for zooming is inconsistent in different application)

Endolith (endolith) wrote :

This is really infuriating, when you try to scroll down an image and it fast forwards through dozens of image and loses your place. Is there a way to disable this?

Changed in gthumb (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gthumb:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New

From the changelog of 2.9.1 and the corresponding bugreport (131416) it seems that the idea was to navigate through the images only in fit mode.

Perhaps a modifier key such as Alt. for either scrolling or navigating would be nice?

In the meantime, does anyone know a (fast) image viewer that allows one to scroll with the scroll wheel? (I reinstalled gthumb because I knew it had this feature...)

Changed in gthumb:
status: New → Fix Released
Jani Uusitalo (uusijani) wrote :

This has been fixed upstream ages ago, how come the fix never made it to Ubuntu? I'm using up-to-date Precise and this is still an issue: scrollwheel still browses between pictures instead of panning the current picture.

mjc (mjc-avtechpulse) wrote :

Current upstream gthumb uses the mousewheel for prev/next navigation, not for scrolling within an image.

Jani Uusitalo (uusijani) wrote :

More accurate upstream target; previous was fixed but didn't fix the issue reported here.

Changed in gthumb:
importance: Medium → Unknown
status: Fix Released → Unknown
Changed in gthumb:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Invalid
kenjiru (kenjiru) wrote :

Any news about this issue? The default behaviour is really annoying, since in all other applications the mouse wheel is used for zooming. It should be configurable somehow.

Definitely an annoying behaviour.
If there is a scrollbar on the image I probably want to scroll the image, not the list of the images.
I'm sorry to sound negative but I installed gThumb as an alternative to eog but I'm unistalling it because of this. I'll be checking some other viewer.

Marcin Mielniczuk (marmistrz) wrote :

Please make it configurable.

TLRobb (terry-maximatcher) wrote :

Really, how hard can it be to change this default behavior to an option and save us all from this annoying inconsistency. After 7 years?

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