[Quick Tip] Cus­tomize Mouse Scrolling Speed on Windows

Sandeep Agarwal

Mouse WheelIn Windows the default scroll value for the Mouse wheel is set to 3. That means when you roll the wheel once, a document, web page, or anything else would scroll by three lines. Now, this may not be working perfectly for you. It could be slow or fast for your fingers and/or eyes.

So, what then? Is there a solution to customize the speed of the mouse and modify the scrolling behavior? Yes, there is and that’s what we are up to today. Follow the steps below:-

Step 1: Launch the Control Panel (easiest way to do is from the Start menu) and click on the option for Mouse.

Step 2: The Mouse Properties dialog box will be opened. Switch the highlight to Wheel tab and set the number of lines you wish to scroll at a time for Vertical and Horizontal Scrolling. For Vertical Scrolling you can even set one screen scrolling at a time.

Mouse Wheel Scroll

I hope this helps you get a better degree of accuracy with the mouse. Of course, you will need to try out a few values before you find the best fit for you.

Bonus Tip: Do not forget to check out our post on 10 killer mouse tricks. You never know you might just find what you were looking to do.

Image Credit: Rod Senna

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