Install mousewheelzoom from sources on Linux Mint (Ubuntu based)

09 October 2014

Nice tool on LInux to zoom whole the screen with Alt+Mousewheel.

Quite useful for accessibility, small screens with HI-resolution and podcasts recording.

Installation script

git clone https://github.com/tobiasquinn/gnome-shell-mousewheel-zoom.git
cd gnome-shell-mousewheel-zoom
sudo apt-get install python-xlib python-dbus git-core valac
make
sudo cp com.tobiasquinn.mousewheelzoom.gschema.xml /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/
sudo glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/
sudo mv gnome-shell-mousewheel-zoom/mousewheelzoom.py /usr/bin/
./mousewheelzoom 

Ressources

  • http://www.webupd8.org/2011/09/compiz-like-mousewheel-zoom-tool-for.html
  • http://www.micahcarrick.com/gsettings-python-gnome-3.html
  • http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/48853/how-can-i-zoom-magnify-cinnamon-desktop-using-the-mouse-wheel
  • https://github.com/tobiasquinn/gnome-shell-mousewheel-zoom
  • http://askubuntu.com/questions/164820/default-screen-magnifier

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