In Windows 10, there is a nice new behavior with the scrolling: When you start to scroll on a window who aren't focus, window acquire the focus and scroll automatically. In the previous Window and Ubuntu, you have to click, and then scroll, which is not convenient.

I wonder if there any tips in Ubuntu for such a behavior.

Thanks !

  • What version of Ubuntu are you using? Because in my experience, 14.04 and above have this already. – willem.hill Apr 18 '16 at 17:30
  • Funny - it existed in Linux DEs much before Win10 decided to copy it. – UniversallyUniqueID Apr 18 '16 at 18:04

I use Kubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, and I can scroll a background window without it coming to the foreground, using the mouse scroll wheel. All I do is hover the mouse cursor over a visible portion of the window I want to scroll, and roll the wheel. This in KDE/Plasma desktop, which is the only Ubuntu I've used, so I don't know if the capability exists in other Ubuntu desktop environments.

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    The same functionality is built into the default Unity desktop since at least 14.10 as well. – Byte Commander Apr 18 '16 at 17:09

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