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Can I use the middle click mouse button so I can scroll down faster, like in Windows?

When I am in Windows and I press the middle click somewhere I can scroll in, a 4-way pointer shows on the screen, and when I move the mouse in any direction, the window will scroll in that direction even without continuing to press the middle button.

Is there anything like this in Ubuntu? How can I do this, especially in Chrome!

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i guess this is related to each separate application. are you talking about internet browsers only? for ff see askubuntu.com/q/908/47206 – cipricus Dec 15 '12 at 15:50

If you are using Chrome or Chromium, you can install this chrome app that will enable you scrolling with only the middle button of the mouse, however you have to continue holding the middle button down while scrolling

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It is native in firefox (hurray) , well at least 41.0

goto Preferences/Advanced/General/Browsing/"Use autoscrolling"

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Yes, those instructions worked for me in Firefox 46.0.1 on Xenial. – mwfearnley May 21 at 12:20

The AutoScroll extension for Chrome (Chromium) achieves this. After a single click of the middle mouse button the cursor changes, and moving the mouse in a direction will cause the window to scroll in that direction even without continuing to press the middle button. Scrolling stops when a mouse button is pressed (left, centre, or right).

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same as the other answer – samgabbay Nov 29 '13 at 15:07
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Better extension – Gus E Apr 9 '14 at 1:41

Not really. There are some things I have see to make this kind of work, but I have never seen a true working config.

This article looks at adding the ability to scroll using the TrackPoint in a laptop, by adding a config file into the xorg.conf.d/ folder.

The theory should be the same, but I have never personally seen this work the way you want it to.

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