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    scrolling desktop ?

    Does any one know of a nix GUI , that will scroll screens by moving the pointer to the side(s) of the screen instead of clicking ? I am unsure of the term for this action so seaching is a little tough. I am fairly sure something like this exists ? Doesn't it ?
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    Are you talking about selecting another virtual desktop? I think there is
    an option in some of the linux GUIs to do it that way. I remember my
    first installation of linux was that way. If you moved the mouse off the edge of the
    desktop, you entered another one.
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    That is what i want ,All i have found is fluxbox which will change using the mouse wheel . It doesn't seem to be a popular feature for some reason.
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    You can setup most window managers to interact on your mouse..

    I set up my KDE that if I drag a window to the side of the screen and stay there for 500ms it swiches to the other desktop..
    If I just move my mouse I'd have to wait a little longer ( I hate it when I swich desktops when all I wanted was to press the [X] ) 750ms works well..

    These setting are usualy in a window manager related controll pannel thingy.. (depends on the window manager..)

    I could check out exactly where on a number of WindowManagers, but I'm lasy.. I'd bet you can find out for yourelf...
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    ?Thanxx , I guess i just have to look harder , through the million and one options in kde
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