Re: Wheel mouse under X.
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- Subject: [mg18484] Re: Wheel mouse under X.
- From: paulh at wolfram.com (P.J. Hinton)
- Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 23:08:43 -0400
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In article <7luhai$kc0 at smc.vnet.net>, Gadi Oron <oron at manet.pmmh.espci.fr> writes: > I am trying to configure my Mathematica X (linux) frontend so it will scroll the > notebook when I use the wheel in my wheel-mouse. > > I couldn't find any info about this either in the newsgroups or at WRI > site. > > In fact, the only detail I need is the name of the X windows function used > in Mathematica rontend to scroll the window up/down, it would be easy then to > change the defaults in the > /usr/local/mathematica/SystemFiles/FrontEnd/SystemResources/X/XMathematica > file. > > Does anybody (if one of the X Frontend in WRI reads this...) knows what > is these functions names? Should be something like ScrollUp() or > PageUp()... I am not the developer of the X front end, but I have worked with it long enough to be familiar with its arcana. To do what you describe under most X applications, one would need to find the event associated with the wheel on your mouse. Then an override resource setting mapping this event to a scrolling function would need to be added to an X resource file such as XMathematica or .Xdefaults. The Mathematica X front end, with version 3.0 and later, allows only a small set of events to be altered this way. They are listed in the XMathematica file. *XmFENotebook.baseTranslations: \ #override \n\ <Btn1Down>,<Btn1Up>: selection-put() \n\ <Btn2Down>: selection-get() \n\ <KeyPress>osfPaste: paste-from-clipboard() \n\ <KeyPress>osfCopy: copy-to-clipboard() There are no other events that can be mapped this way. -- P.J. Hinton Mathematica Programming Group paulh at wolfram.com Wolfram Research, Inc. Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.