Bug 420918 - Switch workspaces with mousewheel broken
Summary: Switch workspaces with mousewheel broken
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 419878
Alias: None
Product: plasmashell
Classification: Plasma
Component: Folder (show other bugs)
Version: 5.18.4
Platform: Arch Linux Linux
: NOR minor
Target Milestone: 1.0
Assignee: Eike Hein
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-05-02 19:30 UTC by Nils Kneuper
Modified: 2021-03-24 21:38 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Nils Kneuper 2020-05-02 19:30:04 UTC
With several virtual workspaces configured and the mouse wheel vertical scroll configured to allow switching between workspaces, it does not work if "folder view" is selected. Switching does work in "Desktop" mode. Switching via middle click does work as well. The same issue is described on this forum post: https://forum.endeavouros.com/t/switching-workspaces-with-mouse-wheel-stopped-working/4112
Speculation by JanKusanagi in the #kde IRC chan is that this is due to the folderview widget kidnapping the mouse wheel. The behavior of switching desktops via mousewheel changed some versions ago earlier this year (running archlinux ~amd64). A downgrade to an older package plasma-desktop back from the days when it was (most likely) still working did not help though.

1. Configure >1 workspace, apply changes
2. Configure workspaces, change layout to "folder view" and ensure that vertical scrolling as well as middle click is set to "change workspace", apply changes
3. move the mouse to the desktop area and use the wheel to scroll vertically, afterwards use middle click

Nothing happens when scrolling vertically, middle click opens the workspace selector as expected

Switching workspaces or at least an information that this is not possible via wheel in folder view, middle click opens the workspace selector as expected

Windows: N/A
macOS: N/A
Linux/KDE Plasma: 5.6.9-arch1-1, 64-bit
(available in About System)
KDE Plasma Version: 5.18.4
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.69.0
Qt Version: 5.14.2

Same issue as described in this forum post: https://forum.endeavouros.com/t/switching-workspaces-with-mouse-wheel-stopped-working/4112
Comment 1 Nate Graham 2020-05-07 14:09:25 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 419867 ***
Comment 2 Nate Graham 2021-03-24 21:38:13 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 419878 ***