Enabling Middle Mouse Button Scrolling

The TrackPoint on a ThinkPad can scroll pages without pointing to the scrollbar. If enabled, with the mouse pointer in the window you want to scroll, hold the middle mouse button and move the trackpoint in the direction you want to scroll. In Ubuntu 10.04, it’s not enabled by default. You need to download sysfsutils, configure-trackpoint and gpointing-device-settings (called “Pointing devices” in the Ubuntu Software Center) and do a little set-up.