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I can't use the scroll wheel in Gedit. The scroll up or down events now have the same effect as right clicking.

I'm not sure what happened. I never messed with any settings. This happened while Gedit was open. Restarting Gedit has no effect, rebooting has no effect, plugging in a different mouse has no effect, and it's not a problem in any other application.

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The command xmodmap -e 'pointer = default' will restore different actions of mouse to defaults.

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