Plasma 6 changed the way scrollbars work for some reason. Now when you click somewhere with mouse1 the elevator jums there and the window content scrolls accordingly.

Previously, it would scroll by one window’s worth in the appropriate direction. If you wanted to jump to a given location, you just used mouse2 (typically the scroll wheel button nowadays). It has worked that way everywhere for literally decades.

After reading the very weird explanation for the change, I can only conclude that the devs don’t even know how to use their interface.

Hence my question, is there a setting somewhere to switch back to the traditional behaviour?

    • @AnUnusualRelicOP
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      Damn, I could have sworn I’d scrutinised each and every item in the settings app. I even reset the mouse setting that was right next to it. :-/

      Thanks so much for the pointer.

      • Strit
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        42 months ago

        As with anything related to plasma, there is likely a setting for it when they change a default behaviour. :)

        • @AnUnusualRelicOP
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          32 months ago

          Indeed, that’s why I was so frustrated. Turns out I had just stupidly missed it. Shame on me.

  • @Plopp
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    There are so many old and good UI traditions that are being broken lately, especially by Gnome, Windows and Apple, but even KDE are doing some of the things. It’s extremely frustrating and I don’t even want to know what a pain it’ll be for me to use computers 15 years from now. I can only hope KDE will keep the old stuff as options, but future, younger devs probably won’t think it’s necessary because it’s so alien to them.

    • @AnUnusualRelicOP
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      I’m in the same boat.

      Everyone is porting Windows to Unix instead of using the far more powerful UIs we’ve been enjoying for ages. It’s frustrating.

      I too hope that the options stay.

  • @[email protected]
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    I was literally dragging it this whole time because I didn’t know they added this feature. This way is how I’m use to it working, but I’m glad there is an option for you to revert it.

  • @[email protected]
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    02 months ago

    Interesting. Never really used either of those methods as I would either just drag the scrollbar from it’s current position or use the wheel.
    OR:

    xinput set-prop $deviceId "libinput Scroll Method Enabled" 0, 0, 1
    xinput set-prop $deviceId "libinput Button Scrolling Button" 2
    

    https://askubuntu.com/questions/28150/chrome-chromium-middle-mouse-button-for-scroll-linux-mac/868173#868173

    Which is no longer doable in Wayland (yeah, I might need to find another Way for Wayland)