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I am just wondering, how do I get smooth scrolling in Nautilus?

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Not answer to your question, but still related: – Olli Feb 18 '11 at 8:23
Thanks for information. – Vincenzo Feb 18 '11 at 22:33
This is out of date. Nautilus supports smooth scrolling at least in 14.04. – user29020 Dec 31 '14 at 21:06
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This feature is not available in Nautilus, sorry.

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Hello Roland ! It seems like you are right :) – Vincenzo Apr 30 '11 at 20:03
@Vincenzo: lol. It's needed in GTK+ first, then Nautilus will get it automatically. – RolandiXor Apr 30 '11 at 20:05
Just an observation, is smooth scroll available in KDE ? – Vincenzo May 1 '11 at 13:55
@Vincenzo: Not that I know of. – RolandiXor May 1 '11 at 14:11
Thank you Roland. I noticed that Dolphin of KDE 4.5-4.6 works smoother. Perhaps, it a matter of programming platform. – Vincenzo May 1 '11 at 20:43

Use a recent version of Nautilus that includes smooth scrolling (introduced in GTK 3 or so). Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 have smooth scrolling in Nautilus and other GTK3 apps.

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I'm not a programer but I'm not sure it's a gtk+ problem, it seems more like a mouse configuration problem. If you scroll down with the mouse wheel it scrolls jumping 3 lines each little movement you do (sorry I can explain it better, my english...) but if you scroll down by clicking the side bar and dragging it down, the scrolling is perfectly smooth.

What I mean is, it CAN be a smooth scroll, the problem is in the way the scrolling is made trough the mouse wheel. Somebody could do a hack so the mouse wheel somehow "emulates" the sidebar click-and-drag.

I whish it helps. Cheers

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Hi! I will be very glad if (may be) later somebody will implement such behaviour for smooth scrolling. – Vincenzo Jul 24 '11 at 15:52

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