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Slowing schrolling speed on Microsoft brand wireless mice (Linux Mint)

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#1 cat1092


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 11:42 AM

I can't take credit for this, as I read it on another site that's buried my my bookmarks. If you're using a MS branded wireless mouse & it schrolls way too fast, here's how to slow it to a more normal speed w/out the terminal or text editor. Very simple, 4 steps.


Boot or reboot OS.

Log in.

Remove mouse receiver from USB port/hub.

Plug back in.






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#2 NickAu


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 10:52 PM

Only ever had that issue in Firefox and found this fix.


Type enter about:config in the address bar

Find and change mousewheel.withnokey.sysnumlines to FALSE

Then change the mousewheel.withnokey.numlines from 1 to whatever you want.


Use about:config at own risk

Edited by NickAu1, 01 April 2014 - 10:54 PM.

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