Review Request: Bug 198661 (Option to disable scroll wheel on taskbar)

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Mon Dec 14 22:42:11 CET 2009

hi Ravi ..

On December 13, 2009, Ravi Vagadia wrote:
> Hello , this is my first patch :)

thanks for the patch.

note that we use the KDE libs coding style:

and it's good practice to keep new code in line with that style. also note 
that we tend to use for patch review.

anyways, on to the actual issue here: should scroll wheeling move around 
through the taskbar. i honestly don't think it's worth yet another option in 
the tasks widget. in general, options for 'what happens when i click this 
button' tend to get pretty annoying when they are found everywhere.

but the real issue: is there a real, common and valid use case that states "i 
want to do mouse wheeling over the tasks widget but not the pager?" i'd 
suggest the answer is no. people want to turn off the scrolling in the tasks 
widget because they have crappy hardware or poor motor control. since that's 
the reason, they tend to have the same request for the pager. and the clock. 
and other widgets that support mouse wheeling.

so if we are going to do this, i'd prefer to see a general solution with one 
configuration option in one location.

Aaron J. Seigo
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