Bug 38164 - Allow scrolling through Slides by Mouse wheel
Summary: Allow scrolling through Slides by Mouse wheel
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: VOTE
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Blocks: Impress-UX
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Reported: 2011-06-10 10:16 UTC by Timur
Modified: 2021-06-15 09:05 UTC (History)
11 users (show)

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Description Timur 2011-06-10 10:16:59 UTC
I assume we need to open again issues from OO bugzilla. So I'd like to open a
bug for an option to scroll mousewheel to change slides in Impress when editing and slide is fully shown in the window. Request is originally available at

There is a lengthy discussion there, starting with something like: It would be nice to have an option to change the page, a la pageup/pagedown, when scrolling with the mouse wheel in impress. Right now, it scrolls the slide in the OO window.
Comment 1 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 12:26:28 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 2 Timur 2011-12-24 09:52:00 UTC
The same issue on a new address: https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=10931
Comment 3 barongearmu 2012-01-10 12:05:42 UTC
Same behavior in 3.5.0 beta 2.
Comment 4 Thorsten Behrens (allotropia) 2013-04-23 08:22:22 UTC
Hmm. So ppt does something like that, though not sure it is entirely nice - trades in control when zooming into single slides over scrolling through the deck. Samuel, would you want to bring this issue to ux-advise for some UX scrutiny?
Comment 5 Samuel Mehrbrodt (allotropia) 2013-04-23 12:36:17 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> Samuel, would you want to bring this issue to ux-advise for some UX
> scrutiny?

I just did. I will report back here when a decision has been made.
Comment 6 Timur 2013-06-26 15:13:00 UTC Comment hidden (no-value)
Comment 7 Timur 2014-05-07 16:23:56 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Bob 2016-02-18 14:14:50 UTC
Extremely frustrating and time-consuming.  Why did you remove a feature which was so useful?
Comment 9 samtuke 2017-07-10 13:03:40 UTC
I'm also missing this usability feature and hope to see it implemented.
Comment 10 Heiko Tietze 2018-06-13 19:50:15 UTC
We should change the current just wheel action to alt+wheel and introduce an option where users can decide

( ) Next/previous slide
(o) Scroll within current slide

Likely an easyhack.
Comment 11 ustrendingnews 2021-05-16 07:39:16 UTC Comment hidden (spam)
Comment 12 Eyal Rozenberg 2021-06-15 09:04:53 UTC
So, there seems to be an agreement on having the mouse wheel scroll between slides rather than up and down; and the last comment was from 3 years ago, and got no objections. So, perhaps it's time for traction on this?

I will make a potential alternative suggestion though; not sure if it's better: Mousewheel scrolls slides for zoom levels where the entire slide is in view, and scrolls the viewport on higher zoom levels. This sacrifices behavior consistency in favor of "hitting two birds with one stone", catering to each interest in scrolling when it is more relevant. Again, I'm not sure this is the better option, but something to consider.