NEW: Proposal for mouse scroll wheel disabling while middle click is held.
Submitted by pyr..@..hoo.ie
Assigned to Wayland bug list
There are common mouses such as logitech g400s and microsoft io1.1 which use an sensitive optical scroll wheel. In a browser, clicking middle click tends to cause unintended scroll wheel movement which is most severe after the switch bottoms out, often missing the pointer target on the monitor.
I tested a macro on my mouse to disable the scroll wheel by mouse3 and it greatly minimises the issue. It does not cripple any UI features either as 99 per cent of mouse wheels are fully recessed, so no software has been created to utilise both wheel rotation and mouse3 simultaneously as to do so would require two fingers to both hold and rotate the wheel in a tedious manner.
I am aware of one touch scrolling which uses middle click to create emulated scrolls, however I only want libinput to ignore hardware wheel scrolls for the short duration of the middle click hold. Therefore it will not interfere with any laptop touchpad, or stick.
I would like for this feature to be included as default as due to its inoffensive and unconscious nature it will be easily ignored.