This happens GTK apps such as gedit and evince. Occasionally if I hold a scrollbar down too long without scrolling really fast it goes into a slow mode and becomes useless. How can I disable the slow-scrolling mode?

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I find this quite frustrating because I have a decent dpi mouse and often I'm slowly scrolling while reading and then want to quickly jump to another place in the file but find I can't and have to re-click.

There's a post about it here with a video showing the effect.


From here,

  1. Edit/create-if-does-not-exist: ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini
  2. Add the lines:

    gtk-long-press-time = 5000

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