When I'm scrolling around code, I sometimes put my mouse over the horizontal scrollbar and then the mouse wheel scrolls horizontally which is not what I'm used to.

More annoyingly, the two-finger scroll which allows me to scroll vertically or horizontally by moving my fingers up-and-down or left-and-right also changes to scrolling horizontally when going up-and-down if my mouse happens to be over a horizontal scrollbar.

The first problem is my preference but I think the second problem is a bug. How do I change these behaviours?

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid with the default window manager, Unity.


May be, using 'xinput' and disable that action buttons.

xinput list -> list devices ID
xinput test <ID> -> monitor actions
If you see, that scroll action use mouse buttons 6 and 7. Disable that buttons.

xinput set-button-map <ID> 1 2 3 4 5 0 0

Better solution will be, disable that that scroll action in GUI system, but I don't know that solution. Probably it depend also on specific window manager.

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