I can use my mouse wheel to click something (and it's detected) but I can't use it to click and use my mouse to scroll. I can't scroll on websites, PDF files, literally nothing. I always have to manually scroll or use scroll bar.

I use dual-boot with win 10 and it's working flawlessly on windows. So this problem isn't hardware related. here's screenshot of how should it look like

I know it's achievable by browser extensions but that's not what im looking for.

EDIT: I use Ubuntu 20.04

  • and your release of Ubuntu?
    – 24601
    Nov 23, 2020 at 14:02
  • I don't understand. If your mouse wheel is working, why are you trying to click and scroll? Have you looked at the Universal Access settings panel?
    – heynnema
    Nov 23, 2020 at 15:11
  • @heynnema you can click the middle mouse button and then a "dot" appears. While the cursor is above or below the "dot", the page will scroll up or down Nov 23, 2020 at 15:25
  • @MaxSilvester Never heard of that. You must have added some software, or gnome-shell extension, or browser extension, to do that, yes?
    – heynnema
    Nov 23, 2020 at 15:58
  • @heynnema, they're probably talking about 'autoscrolling' in Firefox. You click the middle mouse button and move the mouse up or down and it scrolls in the direction the mouse moves. At least that's my guess. I have no idea what the rest of their problem is, but that's probably what they're talking about with the 'dot' that appears bit. It's a Firefox thing.
    – KGIII
    Nov 23, 2020 at 17:57

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You go to the firefox preferences menu, scroll to the bottom to the "browsing" section, then click the "use autoscrolling" box

  • Yes, it's working on firefox but this is only a temporary fix. I would like it to work in documents, text editors and other everything where you can scroll. Now I know unfortunetely linux is unable to achieve that... Instead of autoscroll feature Linux uses mouse button to paste previously copied text. Thanks for trying to help. Dec 5, 2020 at 12:02

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