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Linux: prefered scrolling method in the Launcher?

Postby eric » Sat May 26, 2018 9:55 pm

What is the preferred method for scrolling through Aircraft in the FlightGear launcher?

PageUp/PageDown doesn't scroll the list.

The smallest movement on the touchpad (synaptic) scrolls the list past a couple dozen aircraft at a time.

Clicking on the scroll thumb doesn't advance the list to the next set it items. Instead it advances the thumb to the position you click in the scroll bar.

What haven't I tried yet that might work?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Linux: prefered scrolling method in the Launcher?

Postby wkitty42 » Sun May 27, 2018 9:32 am

i just roll my mouse wheel...
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Re: Linux: prefered scrolling method in the Launcher?

Postby eric » Mon May 28, 2018 10:31 am

I'm using a touchpad. Thanks.
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Re: Linux: prefered scrolling method in the Launcher?

Postby Thorsten » Mon May 28, 2018 5:08 pm

Poor you... never got the hang of those (a mouse is only ~15 bucks these days though...)
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Re: Linux: prefered scrolling method in the Launcher?

Postby eric » Wed May 30, 2018 12:30 pm

I prefer a touchpad when I'm on a laptop where there's no place for peripherals, like on the sofa out back on the deck. When I'm at a desk, I prefer a trackball to a mouse (the Clearly Superior brand in particular). A decent trackball will set you back considerably more than $15 but is also a much better product. Nicer for flying too!
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