Roll windows with scroll [Unity on Precise]

To enable window rolling in Ubuntu 12.04 when you are using Unity edit the following entry in Configuration Editor:

/ ▸ apps ▸ gwd ▸ mouse_wheel_action

and change the value to “shade” without quotes. Now mouse wheel scroll-up on title bar rolls your windows and scroll-down unrolls them.

Update: To set the mouse_wheel_action key (or reset it) without installing Configuration Editor (which is not installed by default) use the following commands as current user:

$ gconftool-2 -s /apps/gwd/mouse_wheel_action -t string “shade”
$ gconftool-2 -s /apps/gwd/mouse_wheel_action -t string “none”

4 thoughts on “Roll windows with scroll [Unity on Precise]”

  1. To install “Configuration Editor” (and dconf Editor which will eventually replace it).

    sudo apt-get install gconf-editor dconf-tools

  2. EXCELLENT^ Thank you, I’ve been looking for a way to get it back, since i had switched from 11.10 to 12.04..

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