Natural scrolling using ".Xmodmap":
pointer = 1 2 3 5 4 7 6 8 9 10 11 12 doesn't work anymore in 12.04 on some Ubuntu-specific apps like the Software Center, settings window, and update-center. Under what package should I report the bug?
I'm horribly late to this, but I just finished writing a guide which could help you or anyone passing by. If you still have this problem, that is.
The gist of it is that you need to get your touchpad's ID with the
xinput list command, then the current scrolling distance with
xinput list-props [touchpad-id] | grep "Scrolling distance". The output should be something like:
Synaptics Scrolling Distance (288): 106, 106
288 is the property ID and
106, 106 are the current values. What you need to do is invert the numbers - here, the new values will be
-106, -106. This command does it:
xinput set-prop [touchpad-id] [property-id] [new-values]
I have this in a shell script set to run on login, along with commands to restart nautilus, which may or may not work for you (it's in the linked blog post).
I suppose the best way to do this is by using dconf-editor:
- Open Terminal
- Type in dconf-editor and hit Enter
- Now go to org>gnome>settings-daemon>peripherals>touchpad and uncheck natural scroll
You may need to install dconf-editor first, by executing
sudo apt-get install dconf-editor in the terminal.
This will only reverse the scroll direction of the touchpad, not of an external mouse.
Here's a screenshot of dconf-editor after making changes:
Bug #949465 is a similar-sounding duplicate which was reported for natural scrolling in Nautilus. It's filed against the
libxi package, so you may want to try filing it there.
Either that, or may want to try filing bugs against the packages for all affected windows. For example, the packages for the software you have listed above would be:
- Ubuntu Software Center:
- System Settings:
- Update Manager:
You can report bugs against any of these by running
ubuntu-bug in a terminal, followed by the name of the desired package.