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I have a text editor type application that I am coding and would like to add the functionality of rolling a mouse wheel and the page scrolls down. I have not been able to find anything about this. Has it not been implemented yet by Sun or is it there and I am just not finding it?
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Originally posted by Jason Kretzer:
I have a text editor type application that I am coding and would like to add the functionality of rolling a mouse wheel and the page scrolls down. I have not been able to find anything about this. Has it not been implemented yet by Sun or is it there and I am just not finding it?
Thanks,
-Jason


It's a J2SE 1.4 addition to Swing. You get new mouse events to handle scrolling, and all the standard components have been modified so their default behavior is what you'd expect if you have a scrollwheel.

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That is good news. I always found it annoying when using Forte or similar Java based editor, that you cannot scroll through the document using the wheel.
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I had similar problems too. But, then again, I was using a Microsoft mouse
 
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hi,
scrolling added to 1.4 ...........good.
is there a way i can "upgrade" or "add" Jbuilder (maybe a external app or plugin ?) ? would be neat if i can use scrolling with the mouse.

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Originally posted by pascal betz:
[B]is there a way i can "upgrade" or "add" Jbuilder (maybe a external app or plugin ?) ? would be neat if i can use scrolling with the mouse.
/B]


Yes, try jbWheel. It's an Open Tool. http://czerwonykapturek.tripod.com/jbWheel/jbwheel.html
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thanks fabrizio.
i thought everybody would laugh at me......bzt im not the only one missing my scrollmouse.

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Well, I looked at the HotJava Browser v3.0 and it supports my scrolling using the mouse wheel. This is good news but it still won't let me login to my Yahoo! email account. Something about a bad URL. Anyone else see this?

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Just curious, don't you find HotJava irritatingly slow?

Originally posted by Jason Kretzer:
Well, I looked at the HotJava Browser v3.0 and it supports my scrolling using the mouse wheel. This is good news but it still won't let me login to my Yahoo! email account. Something about a bad URL. Anyone else see this?


 
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Nice they are going to add this feature. That also is my only complaint with Forte. It will be great thought to have scrolling wheel support.
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I found HotJava to be moderately slow. The machine I use it on though makes it bearable.
Forte, however, has never run quickly. Nothing against Sun, and this may sound hypocritical but, Forte would have been a GREAT editor if it was written to be a little faster and intuitive.


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Jason,
Netbeans/Forte has modules for Windows and Linux, which allow you to use your Mouse Wheel. I quote from the netbeans FAQ:
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Note: There are experimental modules for mousewheel support under both Windows and Linux. For legal reasons, they cannot be packaged with the IDE, but you can download and use them. For information on Linux, see http://www.netbeans.org/www-contrib/msg00036.html. For information on Windows, see http://www.netbeans.org/www-contrib/msg00016.html.
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Regards,
Reuben.

Originally posted by Jason Kretzer:
That is good news. I always found it annoying when using Forte or similar Java based editor, that you cannot scroll through the document using the wheel.
Thanks,
-Jason


 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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