["Followup-To:" header set to alt.os.linux.]
On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 02:03:11 GMT,
Usually default behaviour for three button mice.
I think it depends which toolkit was used to build the application. KDE
apps appear to work as expected, Gnome seems to require the pointer
being over the scrollbar to scroll using the wheel. In my preferred
image viewer "xv", the wheel does nothing. Since one of the groups you
cross-posted to was a KDE group, you're probably in luck.
Pretty sure I've read about it, but I never liked those buttons anyway, so
I never followed up on it. That would probably be application specific,
so you'd probably need to configure it for a specific application.
If ignorance is bliss, why aren't there more happy people in the world?