If I hover the mouse pointer over a minimized (but running) application in the unity launcher and use my scroll wheel, the application will be un-minimized and put on top of all other applications.

Can i disable this behavior somehow?

  • Can you explain what you expected to happen instead? – Robie Basak Nov 10 '16 at 14:45
  • @RobieBasak In Ubuntu Unity you can hover a launcher icon of a program , and scroll to make application windows take focus. OP wants to disable this behavior , i.e. they don't want windows appear if they use mouse or touchpad scroll. See my answer on how this can be done – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Nov 11 '16 at 10:54
  • The question & question description are not the same. The setting mentioned below does not discriminate minimized vs. inactive (not focused). You should clean that up. (- there is no way to scroll only not minimized when at least one of each exist for an app (icon – doug Nov 12 '16 at 0:54

Yes, it is possible to do so.

  1. Install CompizConfig Settings Manager via sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
  2. Under Desktop click on Ubuntu Unity Plugin enter image description here

  3. Click on Launcher tab:

    enter image description here

  4. Uncheck Scroll Inactive Icon to Focus Application enter image description here

  5. Close the CompizConfig Settings Manager

That's it ! Changes take effect immediately.

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