5390Re: Scrolling with the mouse scroll wheel when a window is "split"
- Oct 1, 2007I'm just now getting back to looking into this. The first thing I did
was download the latest version and fixes to see if the behavior was
changed. For me, it has not not. The same behavior I described in my
original post still exists.
--- In email@example.com, "Michael L. Jones" <mljones1947@...>
> I can't reproduce the behavior you described. When I click in either
> pane to give it focus, that pane scrolls with the mouse scroll wheel
> no matter where the mouse pointer is located. (I am using the latest
> beta version, so it's possible that something was fixed. BTW, a
> release candidate is being tested, so the new version will probably be
> out be out soon.)
> Regarding scrolling based on mouse pointer position rather than window
> focus, I think that would violate the principle of the mouse impacting
> the window (pane, etc.) with focus.
> There is an "X-Mouse" setting in TweakUI that emulates the X-Windows
> standard of giving focus to the window the mouse pointer is over.
> Maybe you should investigate that.
> Oops. I just checked it out, and the split panes in EditPlus do not
> receive focus when under the mouse pointer. Not being an X-Windows
> guy, I don't know if the standard is supposed to apply to split panes.
> If it is, the problem is in the X-Windows emulation, because Excel
> behaves the same as EditPlus.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "DBaldon" dbaldon@ wrote:
> > I have noticed that if I have a window split (using the splitter bar
> > or Split command) I have to have the mouse pointer in the lower pane
> > for the scrolling to occur in the upper pane. If the lower pane has
> > the focus the mouse pointer can be in either the upper or lower pane
> > and the scrolling will occur. It seems to me that the pane that has
> > the focus should scroll regardless of the location of the mouse
> > pointer OR the pane that the mouse pointer is over should scroll. My
> > personal preference is the latter. I don't think you should need to
> > change the focus for the scrolling to occur.
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