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Re: mouse-wheel-scroll

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: mouse-wheel-scroll
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 23:34:42 +0300

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:39:50 -0400
> > Did you customize your system's mouse speed?  It sounds strange that a
> > single click scrolls 15 lines by default.  Is that what happens with
> > other applications?
> This whole issue is due to changes to the underlying hardware.  AFAICT,
> it started with the "mouse wheel" which had fairly coarse "steps", but
> nowadays we can get such events from touchpad scrolling gestures, and
> given todays's touchpads's size and resolution (and the habit of using
> capacitive touch screens with pixel-level scrolling) people expect
> a much finer control, so events are generated for much finer movements.
> Hence the desire to reduce the default mouse-wheel-scroll-amount (IME
> other applications have also changed correspondingly).

But we cannot change the defaults to cater to users of laptops, if
that will ruin the user experience on desktop machines, can we?
Unless someone can come up with a reliable way of detecting a laptop,
that is.

> I guess in response, mouse are themselves changing to also send
> finer grained events, so as to adjust to the new expectations of
> newer software.

I see no such changes on desktop machines.

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