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Mouse wheel scrolling under Windows [message #645923] Tue, 21 December 2010 03:29 Go to next message
Viliam Durina is currently offline Viliam Durina
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Registered: July 2009
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There is a longstanding dispute between swt users and developers about how to support mouse wheel scrolling on windows: whether it should scroll the window the pointer is in, or the focused one. Currently, it scrolls the focused one on Windows and is irritating most users. Quich search gave me at least 10 bugs requesting this, all were refused with WONTFIX or marked duplicate, saying this is windows default. But most common windows applications override this win32 feature making it a "perceived windows default", except for SWT applications and Eclipse IDE itself, which still force us to use this archaic behaviour.

Today, I found a utility called WizMouse, which changes the windows default. Fixes eclipse and our swt applications. The link: http://antibody-software.com/web/software/software/wizmouse- makes-your-mouse-wheel-work-on-the-window-under-the-mouse/

By the way, isn't there a snippet to add to our application to make swt behave normally under windows, so we don't have to recommend this utility to our clients?

Thanks, Viliam
Re: Mouse wheel scrolling under Windows [message #646459 is a reply to message #645923] Fri, 24 December 2010 08:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Lakshmi Shanmugam
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Registered: July 2009
Location: India
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Hi,

There is a enhancement request open for this issue. Please see bug --> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=75766 . The issue has been discussed in detail in the bug.


Lakshmi P Shanmugam
Re: Mouse wheel scrolling under Windows [message #647125 is a reply to message #645923] Tue, 04 January 2011 11:35 Go to previous message
Grant Gayed is currently offline Grant Gayed
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Registered: July 2009
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> By the way, isn't there a snippet to add to our application to make swt
> behave normally under windows, so we don't have to recommend this utility
> to our clients?

There isn't a snippet, but perhaps you're thinking of the attachment in
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=75766#c22 .

Grant
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