Mac like mouse scrolling in Ubuntu

Three posts ago we went over getting Natural scrolling in Windows, today we’ll show you how to get it in Ubuntu.

Update: Nov 22 2016

I use vi, but in your favorite editor open 10-evdev.conf

vi /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf

Look for a line with MatchIsPointer and add this line (Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 5 4 6 7 8") to that section, it should now look like this:

Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "evdev pointer catchall"
        MatchIsPointer "on"
        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
        Driver "evdev"
        Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 5 4 6 7 8"

Not sure if the following still works so proceed with extreme caution

Make sure you system is all updated:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Add the natural scrolling repo:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:zedtux/naturalscrolling

If you get a NO_PUBKEY 16126D3A3E5C1192 error, run the following (you may get a different key):

gpg --keyserver hkp:// --recv 16126D3A3E5C1192
gpg --export --armor 16126D3A3E5C1192 | sudo apt-key add -

Update your system once more then install natural scrolling:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install naturalscrolling

Go to System Setting ā†’ Input Devices ā†’ Mouse.

Check the box Reverse Scrolling Direction. Click Apply.


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