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Make left-click warp the scrollbar thumb position instead of paging down/up

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I want the scrollbar to wrap to the pointer location when I click in an empty space (a.k.a. the trough or track) of it. What happens instead is that the scrollbar thumb just displaces the equivalent of a page down/up — tested on Firefox, GIMP and Abiword.

Using Shift as a modifier while clicking gives me the desired behavior, but I don't want to press Shift.

Things seem backwards because the documented behavior is the one I want, and it is even mentioned in GTK blog: A scrolling primer.

I tried to explicitly add the below option to ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini but the behavior did not change.

[Settings]
gtk-primary-button-warps-slider = true

Is there any solution or workaround to this?

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Try looking for settings in other directories? (3 comments)

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