Now when I scroll up or down by one tick, the text moves up and down by 5 lines, which is not what I want. How do I change that number to 1? Is it even possible?

  • For fresh installations, I need to re-plug my mouse (one time) to achieve the desired result. – pa4080 Sep 8 at 9:07

The scrolling speed is hardwired in the source. There's no config option to modify it, your only chance is to modify the source and rebuild it.

You'll need to modify this line of Ubuntu package libvte-2.91-0 (source package: vte2.91) to contain v = 1.0; instead.

Please refer to other sources describing how to patch and recompile an Ubuntu package. Once the new package is installed, you need to quit all gnome-terminal windows at once for the change to take effect.

  • Why? Scrolling distance is globally adjustable in evdev and libinput. But not in a specific app. – Pilot6 Sep 8 at 9:06
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    @Pilot6 "by one tick" the question apparently goes for regular mouse wheels. Could you please enlighten me how the device driver can be configured to report something else then? – egmont Sep 8 at 9:08
  • I mean that xinput can be configured. – Pilot6 Sep 8 at 9:09
  • See also bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=748012 and bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=769696, any help that would let us properly fix those issues is highly appreciated – over there in bugzilla, please. – egmont Sep 8 at 9:09
  • @Pilot6 Could you please be a little more specific? – egmont Sep 8 at 9:10

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