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In the gnome image viewer (3.2.0), I would like to change these shortcuts for next/prev image to use the mousewheel. I would also like to change it in shotwell if possible. Current the mousewheel is assigned to zoom in/out on the current image, which I almost never need.

I've tried setting on desktop/gnome/interface/can_change_accels in gconf-editor but no luck.

I have found where I think I should edit, in ~/.config/eog/accels, there are lines like

; (gtk_accel_path "<Actions>/MenuActionsGallery/GoPrevious" "<Alt>Left")
; (gtk_accel_path "<Actions>/MenuActionsGallery/GoNext" "<Alt>Right")

Which I guess I should uncomment (remove semicolon) and assign to something else, but what could be the accel for mouse wheel events?

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up vote 1 down vote accepted

I dumped eog, instead using gthumb Install gthumb. The mousewheel has, by default, the sensible behaviour I was trying to get eog/shotwell to use, and as an added bonus it is seeming much faster at rendering images too.

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Sadly, this isn't possible without modifying the Eye of GNOME source code.

accels is an abbreviation of "keyboard accelerators," and there is no way to associate these with mouse button events.

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There is a plugin available to do this:

eog plugin Bad Mouse Wheel

Its called bad, because the eog-developers love another mouse behaviour....

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