Opened 15 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#4720 new Feature request

Mousewheel should scroll control under cursor

Reported by: Daniel Beardsmore Owned by:
Priority: low Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Cc:
Component version: Operating system type: Windows
Operating system version: 5.1.2600


Under Windows there are two competing behaviours for the wheel -- scroll the focused control, and scroll the control under the cursor.

Microsoft's official stance is now the latter, in line with OS X and Linux: although this is probably only effective starting with Vista.

Outlook 2003 also follows this behaviour, where Microsoft evidently realised its necessity in a multi-pane view!

This behaviour is becoming increasingly common in Windows, especially when you use it for open source, and supporting apps include FlashFXP, Firefox, Thunderbird, Outlook, Internet Explorer 8 (with framesets; don't have IE 7 to hand). FileZilla really feels like the odd one out here now!

I've tried using Tordex Wheel which introduces this behaviour systemwide but even on a P4 2.8 it has significant issues especially with Firefox, and I'd much rather that FileZilla simply work as it's supposed to instead of screwing with the OS and causing problems :-) (If Tordex Wheel actually worked properly then, sure, but the level of interference involved makes it inherently flawed. It won't even work properly at all unless you raise its CPU priority.)

Any chance of this being implemented now?


Change History (1)

comment:1 by Daniel Beardsmore, 15 years ago

Type: Bug reportFeature request
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