Scrolling is ok with a mouse in Firefox, but not with GTK3 apps. With the touch pad, two fingers scrolling works with all apps.

I tested with xev and get button 4 and 5

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Here is a bug notice for this:


There is a ppa with patched GTK code that fixes the issue


I can confirm the ppa code fixes the scroll wheel issue

  • On my Ubuntu 13.10, I can scroll with mouse wheel in GTK3 apps when using Unity or Gnome 3, but not when using Xfce (xubuntu-desktop). So this bug cannot be only Compiz-related, as the Xfce desktop does not use Compiz. Commented Oct 29, 2013 at 16:12
  • Anyway, installing the packages from that PPA, fixed the scrolling in GTK3 apps in Xfce. So thank you! Commented Oct 29, 2013 at 17:00

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