Bug 119745 - Scrolling with a laptop touchpad in Libreoffice way too fast
Summary: Scrolling with a laptop touchpad in Libreoffice way too fast
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: high normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 119523 121684 122769 130303 131954 139277 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Win-Touch Scrolling-PageUpDown
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Reported: 2018-09-07 10:20 UTC by rik
Modified: 2022-05-09 10:39 UTC (History)
20 users (show)

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Description rik 2018-09-07 10:20:42 UTC
hi, i have the following problem: 
1. scrolling with a mouse is fine in LibreOffice
2. Scrolling with a laptop keypad is way too fast - so fast it's unusable
3. scrolling with keypad in other programmes is fine, so slowing down overall keypad scrolling would solve Libreoffice scrolling but would make scrolling in those other programmes too slow


Steps to Reproduce:
1. use the keypad to scroll in LibreOffice Writer

Actual Results:
srolling is too fast

Expected Results:
scrolling should be normal speed

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2018-10-01 18:00:14 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 2 rik 2018-10-02 07:09:42 UTC
lenovo t480
Comment 3 rik 2018-10-02 07:10:14 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Buovjaga 2018-10-02 07:17:46 UTC
Assuming you mean touchpad and correcting summary accordingly.
Comment 5 rik 2018-10-02 07:31:05 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Dorsan Li 2018-11-29 08:34:48 UTC
I also get this problem and my laptop is ASUS X550JX 
Version: (x64)
Build ID: 0f25a3c36f27fd51453b9a9115f236b83c143684
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: GL; VCL: win; 
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:master, Time: 2018-11-27_20:06:55
Locale: zh-TW (zh_TW); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 7 Eugenio zoppè 2019-01-07 16:30:14 UTC
I have verified on my laptop, the bug is present on x64.
Comment 8 V Stuart Foote 2019-01-16 22:44:19 UTC
*** Bug 121684 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 V Stuart Foote 2019-01-16 22:44:28 UTC
*** Bug 122769 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 10 Buovjaga 2019-04-14 18:27:27 UTC
*** Bug 119523 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 11 alopfr 2019-04-14 20:43:02 UTC
I have exactly the same issue, with an Asus vivobook
Comment 12 Buovjaga 2019-04-14 20:57:13 UTC
(In reply to alopfr from comment #11)
> I have exactly the same issue, with an Asus vivobook

Please copy and paste here the contents of your Help - About. This allows us to know more about your system.
Comment 13 honorine.brice 2019-05-17 16:16:53 UTC
(In reply to Buovjaga from comment #1)
> Please tell us the laptop model.
> Have you seen this in versions older than 6.0.6?
> Set to NEEDINFO.
> Change back to UNCONFIRMED after you have provided the information.

I have a ASUS ZenBook UX430UA
I have the Libre Office version
I have this bug of the track pad way too sensitive that make the scrolling way too fast
Comment 14 honorine.brice 2019-05-18 07:04:17 UTC
About the bug of the scrolling too fast with track pad, I use Writer most of the time, for the rare time I use other apps of Libre Office I haven't notice something like that. So this bug is on Writer for sure, other apps I'm not sure sorry.
Comment 15 Buovjaga 2020-05-10 15:02:09 UTC
*** Bug 130303 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 16 Pierre 2020-05-20 12:54:38 UTC
I have the same problem on my Acer Swift 3, windows 10.
It's very unpleasant and makes the software unusable when I'm on the go.
Comment 17 ggeorgakoudis 2020-06-22 05:45:40 UTC
I'm experiencing a similar bug, I'm not sure if it is duplicate. Horizontal scrolling using a touchpad is too fast after resizing the page (changing width/height) in Impress (Slides > Properties > Paper Format) or Draw (Page > Properties > Paper Format).

The laptop is Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 7, operating system Ubuntu 20.04, Libreoffice version 6.4.3-0ubuntu0.20.04.1.

Comment 18 Timur 2020-06-23 21:06:48 UTC
*** Bug 131954 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 19 Steve 2020-07-11 22:07:57 UTC
I have this problem also,
Dell XPS 17 9700 (2020 Model)
Microsoft Precision Touchpad.
Mouse operation is fine, trackpad scrolls way to fast in Writer and Calc and all Libre Office Components.

Version: (x64)
Build ID: 2196df99b074d8a661f4036fca8fa0cbfa33a497
CPU threads: 12; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: GL; VCL: win; 
Locale: en-US (en_US); UI-Language: en-US
Comment 20 Steve 2020-07-14 00:28:06 UTC
I also have access to a XPS 15 Model Precision 5520 running Win 10, so I loaded Libre Office V6.3.6.2 (X64) on it and it does NOT have the scrolling issue. This PC also uses the precision touchpad driver as the XPS 17 that I tested above. So it appears that the Precision touchpad driver on its own is not the root cause of the problem, there is something about the actual touch pad hardware also.
Comment 21 Mayk Backus 2020-09-07 18:52:08 UTC
This is also happening on Thinkpad 490s
In the old 6.4 and also in :

Build ID: 00(Build:2)
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Ubuntu package version: 1:7.0.1_rc2-0ubuntu0.20.04.1
Calc: threaded

Scrolling i choppy.. In freeoffice and other applications it works fine.
Comment 22 Timur 2021-01-20 09:03:55 UTC
*** Bug 139277 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 23 Timur 2021-01-20 09:31:21 UTC
I set High because there are 5 duplicates here, separate Linux bugs, similar bug 35285.
Comment 24 Severo Raz 2021-01-21 18:25:11 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 25 Timur 2021-01-22 10:03:27 UTC
(In reply to Severo Raz from comment #24)
> Timur is there a reason why you didn't mark 106008 as a duplicate and
> instead added to the "See Also" list?

This one is marked Windows and that one Linux. Not sure if it makes a difference from dev PoV.But it thought it's better to remain split so far.
 Even now there are enough duplicates and followers for this annoyance to be considered High - but still it takes a volunteer dev to work on that, so no time-frame. Unless someone can find one and get him/her here.
Comment 26 fisher521.fs 2021-02-04 14:50:59 UTC
I still have this problem with LibreOffice 7.1 on my Lenovo 80VF. This makes LO unusable :(

Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: f6099ecf3d29644b5008cc8f48f42f4a40986e4c
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19041; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: en-US (en_US); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 27 Timur 2021-02-15 14:32:40 UTC
*** Bug 140407 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 28 George Theodoridis 2021-08-07 01:05:29 UTC
Also have this problem. Unusably fast touchpad for Writer and Calc (at least). One of a few deal breakers getting a team to adopt libreoffice.
Lenovo Legion 5 Win 10 64
Comment 29 George Theodoridis 2021-08-07 01:06:30 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 30 carrt7 2021-09-04 18:41:15 UTC Comment hidden (no-value)
Comment 31 m.a.riosv 2021-10-23 10:40:44 UTC
*** Bug 119523 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 32 PolGZ 2021-10-23 12:20:21 UTC
Same bug on Asus ROG flow x13 running Windows 10 v. 10.0.1943 Build 19043 using LibreOffice v.

Same LibreOffice version on the same laptop on Arch runs perfectly with smooth consistent (with the rest of the system) scrolling.
Comment 33 V Stuart Foote 2021-10-23 13:41:03 UTC
Guess this needs to be set ALL since the Linux os/DE issues are being pointed here as well, and we are treating bug 85677 for touch gestures as generic even though solutions for each os will require native code.
Comment 34 Joel 2021-12-14 00:33:36 UTC
Same issue on a Samsung Book S with Windows 11 21H2 OS Build 22000.348.

I can't use my laptop's touchpad with any LibreOffice application.
Comment 35 MarjaE 2021-12-23 04:39:56 UTC
Also appies with some scroling software. I use Scroll+ on MacOS.
Comment 36 Ian Hodgson 2022-01-14 03:43:17 UTC
Same issue with LO Writer and Calc. In Calc, scrolling up/down and left/right is super fast/sensitive. In Writer, scrolling up/down is good. But Ctrl + up/down + 2 finger scroll (zoom in/out) is too sensitive to be able to use in both Calc and Writer.

XPS13 9370 

Not sure what the trackpad hardware details are. I don't know which output entry from lspci/lsusb refers to the trackpad.

Ubuntu 20.04


Comment 37 nicolasvontobel 2022-01-25 09:41:31 UTC
Same issue on Arch linux scroll is absolutely broken on calc, here are some specs...

Connected touchpad (xinput list | grep Touchpad):

⎜   ↳ MSFT0001:02 06CB:CD3E Touchpad          	id=15	[slave  pointer  (2)]

Touchpad settings (/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/81-touchpad.conf):

Section "InputClass"
	Identifier "Trackpad"
	Driver "libinput"
	MatchIsTouchPad "true"
	Option "NaturalScrolling" "true"
	Option "Tapping" "on"
	Option "ClickMethod" "clickfinger"
	Option "AccelSpeed" "0"
	Option "ScrollPixelDistance" "50"
	Option "TransformationMatrix" "4.5 0 0 0 4.5 0 0 0 1"
	Option "DisableWhileTyping" "false"
Comment 38 Ilya 2022-02-26 09:45:28 UTC
Same issue. Too fast scroll with touch pad in Writer.
Documents is DOCX format.
Device: Thinkspad t480s, windows 11
Comment 39 Akshat Singh 2022-03-08 06:06:14 UTC
This is the effect of per-N-pixel scrolling, not pixel-by-pixel. To get what I mean, look at the difference between scrolling in LibreOffice and in a web browser.

Also, some Office applications apply some kind of 'delay' to the scroll bars to make it feel more 'mechanical'. To get what I mean, scroll through the left sidebar of PowerPoint.
Comment 40 Bimosi 2022-05-09 08:51:21 UTC Comment hidden (spam)
Comment 41 Bimosi 2022-05-09 08:51:57 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete, spam)