GtkNotebook scrolling tabs through mouse doesn't work anymore

Bug #872055 reported by Renegade22 on 2011-10-10
This bug affects 13 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I don't know why, but scrolling through tabs using the mouse wheel (also on touchpads) doesn't work anymore. Thats pretty annoying, is this feature of gnome one of the most used by me. Where can I, or can it be enabled?

Ubuntu 11.10 x64 gnome

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
John Doe (podcherklife) wrote :

Unfortunately, it doesn't work anymore. This feature has been removed by GTK developers because of "this may surprise user" : It doesn't seem that they are going to reimplement it.

KhaaL (khaal) wrote :

Even if the gnome devs wouldn't want to re-implement this, ubuntu devs could make and add a patch that fixes this issue.

Otus (jan-varho) wrote :

Here's a patch, based on reverting the patch that disabled this feature [1]. Tested to work with at least Gedit and Nautilus, but I haven't tried if any other apps might regress.

I hope Ubuntu will decide to carry this if the GTK3 guys don't go back to previous behavior. Right now we have e.g. Chromium and Gnome Terminal supporting mouse wheel, while e.g. Gedit and Nautilus do not. That's inconsistent.

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tags: added: patch

Thanks Otus. I hope your patch is accepted into the appropriate downstream Gtk package.

pcworld (pcworld) wrote :

Any news on this?

tommaso (t03-anders0n) wrote :

There are several duplicate bugs in gnome for the problem but I think they will ignore/close all because is their choice too remove that feature(!); eventually I think that the bug to follow is

I use a lot the wheel for switch tab and I want to remark that is active by default in qt (and is a parameter!)
In the other distro I use, I have to apply the patch after every update but actually in Ubuntu I hope they will do it.

(sorry for my "English")

affects: gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu) → ubuntu
affects: ubuntu → gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu)
Changed in gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
summary: - GtkNotbook scrolling tabs throug mouse doesn't work anymore
+ GtkNotebook scrolling tabs through mouse doesn't work anymore
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