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I use laptop a lot and have no mouse. I use trackpoint which substitutes the mouse very well except scrolling. Is it possible to bind scrolling of windows to - for example - 'Ctrl + middle + mouse?

I was using Ubuntu recently and found out that such feature is there. I mean if middle button is pressed then mouse moving scrolls windows content.

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After longer research it turned out that it's matter of Xorg (instead of openbox as i thought initially).

I found 2 solutions:

  1. Get zip from link (it's compressed dir from ubuntu with the feature):

    http://speedy.sh/jfpqM/emulate-scroll.zip

    Create backup of Your system dir:

    $ sudo cp -r /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/ /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d-bck
    

    Replace dir "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/" with the one from zip. That's it.

  2. get the dedicated program for that.. more info at links:

    https://live.gnome.org/GPointingDeviceSettings

    www.grepmonster.wordpress.com/2011/05/31/ubuntu-11-10-middle-mouse-button-emulation/ (this is not link, because i'm too new to include 3 links in one post, sorry :) )

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