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I used to set the mouse scroll to hide the windows when scrolling on the title bar: alas, I can't remember how I did that...

Can you please tell me how to achieve it?

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As far as you remember, can it be something compiz-related? – marenostrum Oct 18 '10 at 10:20
You can change the animation settings in compiz, but good ol' metacity has the shade feature (as does kwin as far as I know) – Nick HS Oct 18 '10 at 10:50
I was searching around compiz too, but as Nick said, it had only animation features. – dag729 Oct 18 '10 at 11:23
up vote 12 down vote accepted

You're in luck! Just the other day I was trying to do this and found out how.

  1. Press Alt+F2 to bring up the "Run Application" Dialog
  2. Type in gconf-editor and then press Enter
  3. Go to apps -> gwd
  4. Double click on the mouse_wheel_action row
  5. Type in shade as the value. Press okay and voila!
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Whoah! Great! Thank you so much! – dag729 Oct 18 '10 at 11:23
It is still working in 12.04! great! – Anwar Shah Sep 30 '12 at 14:24

You can use Ubuntu-Tweak. Here is how to install it :

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

Ubuntu-Tweak is a popular Ubuntu application that make it easier to config Ubuntu for everyone.

Here is a screenshot of the option in Ubuntu-Tweak (Titlebar mouse wheel action) :

Ubuntu-Tweak Window Manager Settings

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Thank you, but I've already managed to set it up: besides, I prefer to use what the system already offers, without installing other packages. – dag729 Nov 8 '10 at 16:16

For 12.10

Run this command in a terminal:

gsettings set org.compiz.gwd mouse-wheel-action "shade"

Alternatively, you can use dconf-editor Install dconf-tools to edit the settings.

Open dconf-editor and navigate to orgcompizgwd and enter shade for mouse-wheel-action.


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