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Microsoft Wireless Mouse Scrolls Way Too Fast


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#1 wishmakingfairy

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 02:13 PM

To start im using Ubuntu 16.04

 

Is there any way to tone down its scroll speed? One tiny little click from the mouse is equivalent to rolling the wheel back half way.  I can confirm this is with the microsoft mouse. I plugged in a very loud clicky hp mouse and it works fine.

 

Microsoft products seem to have a lot of issues. In a game if I used a microsoft mouse it forced the game into thinking I had an xbox controller and forced it to press left in menus or when you'd load the game your character would spin in a circle indefinitely :P. Its like they built their products to be jerks with linux.


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Posted 24 December 2016 - 04:31 PM

Have you tried imwheel?

How To Change The Mouse Scroll Wheel Speed In Linux Using imwheel [Quick Tip]

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 08:42 PM

Ill have to check it out tomorrow hopefully. I have however installed a mouse gestures suite addon for firefox that adds that familiar scrolling feature with the middle mouse click. I always found it odd how this wasn't an implemented thing in the linux version of firefox seeing how it is out of the box in windows.

 

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/mouse-gestures-suite/?src=search


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 05:32 AM

I've successfully used a very simple fix, and it would hold between reboots, while Ubuntu is running, remove & then plug the receiver back in. :)

 

While I don't use Microsoft mice as much as in the past, the trick always worked for me, forget where I read the tip, though in the comments of the provided link by Nick in #2, the Admin of the site stated the same. It's free, takes no longer than 20 seconds (unless your receiver is in a position hard to access) & it works. :thumbsup:

 

Please give it a shot & let us know if it helps, this once drove me up the wall also, back when all I could afford were those cheap (Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000) & the 4000 series also if on promo. Even have one where the receiver is about the size & shape of a USB stick, worked on that one also. These are good mice, though I prefer Logitech now because I get to keep the new receiver stored & use one of the older ones with the Unifying software. :)

 

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