Solving Karmi’s Problem

Fuxn mousey not scrolling fast enuff? Derek might have found the solution for you.

Do you have programs on your computer that you wish had faster or slower mouse scrolling speeds? I had this annoying problem in Qutebrowser where its scroll speed was incredibly slow compared to other browsers. So I searched through the Arch Wiki and found imwheel.

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  1. WIN10 Pro is my main OS, so the mouse problem is a long-time Linux compatibility problem ‘n not mine. After about 30 years the Termininal-Centric (Linux speak for keyboard-based OS…like DOS was/is) Linux OS still offers only basic mouse functions like point ‘n click, and a scrolling ability of about 1.5-2 lines per mouse-wheel notch click. I’ve tried to explain it too you before, but scrolling lines per mouse-wheel notch click is beyond your understanding as a fulltime Linux user.

    Did you try the IMWheel or do you just follow Derek around like a lost pup? Anyway, the wiki says “IMWheel is a tool for tweaking mouse wheel behavior, on a per-program basis. It can map mousewheel input to keyboard input, increase mousewheel speed, and has support for modifier keys.” That sounds like Linux speak for needing a keyboard ‘n terminal to try and get a basic mouse to work…er, OK!?! 😉 Karmi

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    • “is a long-time Linux compatibility problem ‘n not mine.”
      In the very moment you break out a Linux distro it seems to become your problem … else why complain about it?

      “scrolling lines per mouse-wheel notch click is beyond your understanding as a fulltime Linux user.”
      Naaw! It was beyond my understanding as a fulltime Windows user and a parttime Mac user as well. Because I never had any problems. When sometimes the scrolling isn’t as spunky I always thought and still think the PC is having a bad day or the software is stupid or sumfink. I never had enuff time, patience and interest to investigate such insignificant stuffz.

      “Did you try the IMWheel or do you just follow Derek around like a lost pup?”
      Neither nor, my man, neither nor! The video is just of today, bored me to tears and I wouldn’t understand it anyway. And, for the books, DW is one of many Linux channels I’m subscribed to. And sometimes, when a video comes with such a premise, I make even the effort to watch the first two minutes or so. It just sounded like it might be of interest for you. Since you’re always complaining about the mouse speed in Linux.

      Everything you wrote after that is far outside my experience, intelligence and usecase.

      “er, OK!?! 😉 Karmi”
      Yes, always. Thx for asking. You alright?

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  2. OK…just watched the video. BTW, I like Derek, and have used his advice on installing Arch. This video is a perfect example of what Linux is about, which is why only about 1.28-2+% of worldwide Desktop OS users use such a ridiculous ‘n incompatible Desktop OS.

    Not sure what Derek means by mouse-wheel “speed” … manual scrolling is about lines per mouse-wheel notch click. WIN’s mouse settings offer up to 100 lines per vertical mouse-wheel notch click, and 100 characters horizontally. Vertical scrolling can also be set to a screen at a time. Then there is my favorite, auto-scrolling, which is basically a no-hands ‘Thang.

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    • ..1.28-2+% of worldwide Desktop OS users use such a ridiculous ‘n incompatible Desktop OS.

      “ridiculous” was a tad too harsh for Linux. I consider it a secondary OS, also like it for portability (fully installed to a USB), and as a rescue OS. Not much use as a fulltime Desktop OS, IMHO, but some of the specialty Distros like FossaPup64 9.5 (AKA Puppy Linux 9.5) ‘n Kodachi ‘n Kali ‘n etc are great OSes at their specialties. I don’t use old hardware anymore, but have heard that Linux works great on those…another specialty. If I couldn’t purchase WIN10 Pro OEM CD-keys for $10.30 to maybe $20, from places like URcdkey, then I wouldn’t have an activated licensed WIN10 Pro on all my computers. Another note, in case Orca missed it, I am in the process of moving from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice…so I have nothing against Open-source software if it works ‘n if it’s Plug ‘n Play compatible. BTW, Linux is not even close to Plug ‘n Play! 😉 Karmi

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      • “moving from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice”
        Congratz. I’m using Open/LibreOffice since 94 or so.

        “Not much use as a fulltime Desktop OS”
        I’m using Linux (Arch-based) since 2013 and am a totally happy hippo, Missing nothing but have much fun.

        “Linux is not even close to Plug ‘n Play!”
        Not? That’s news for me. I never did anything apart from sticking my mouses and keyboards into the USB ports. No driver install or anything, as everything just werkz outta tha box! Anything else would be too much labour for me.

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