|Re: Do side-scrolling mouse wheels not work in Eclipse? [message #506260 is a reply to message #505930]
||Wed, 06 January 2010 17:20
| Grant Gayed
Registered: July 2009
Trying further, it looks like this can vary according to your setup. I|
plugged my Mac's mouse into my Vista machine, and horizontal scrolling works
there in Notepad, but does not work in eclipse or stand-alone IE. So I
think I have a case that's similar to the original question. However its
failure to work in IE makes me think that it's a problem in the OS (eg.-
mouse driver needed? mouse configuration needed?). Native widgets should
just work if the OS support is working properly. I would suggest seeing if
horizontal scrollwheel support works in other apps on your machine (eg- IE,
others...), and if not then investigate if something mouse-related is not
set up right in the OS.
When I mentioned horizontal scrollwheel support in 3.6 I was mistakenly
thinking that StyledText was responding to MouseWheel events, but I now see
that it's just listening to the scrollbars, and when horizontal scrolling is
working the OS scrolls the scrollbar and the StyledText is notified. So
this case should also work in eclipse versions older than the 3.6 stream if
the OS support is working properly.
"Daniel Megert" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Grant Gayed wrote:
> > Horizontal mouse wheel support was added to swt in the 3.6 stream,
> I can use horizontal scrolling even in Eclipse 1.0 (views and textual
> editors). Grant I guess you refer to the support in SWT to deal with the
> event itself but not with the ability to scroll.
> > so
> > perhaps an older version is being used that does not have this support?
> > Grant
> > "Daniel Megert" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> >> David M. Karr wrote:
> >>> I've never paid much attention to this before, but I noticed that my
> >>> new mouse has a mouse wheel that can "side scroll", scrolling left or
> >>> right if the mouse wheel is nudged left or right. This appears to work
> >>> fine in the browser, but I see that it doesn't do anything in the
> >>> Eclipse editor view (everything else on the mouse works fine).
> >> Which view? This works fine for me in e.g. the Package Explorer or the
> >> textual editors.
> >> Dani
> >>> I also noticed that it didn't do anything in a Java desktop app. Is
> >>> this a known problem with Eclipse or Java desktop apps?
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