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Mouse wheel scrolls too fast

Postby fin2cv on Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:43 am

Hello!

A new Linux Mint 13 KDE LTS user is born :D Installation went fine. Even the previously misfunctioned keys for the volume and so on came to live in my laptop (Asus N73JG), those keys where silent when using win 7.

Only slight problem after few hours of use is that the mouse wheel is scolling pages too fast. I've tried to adjust the speed from the System settings > Input devices, value for the "Mouse wheel scrolls by" is now "1 line" (the smallest value possible). And I tried to fix the problem by installing "smooth wheel" add-on for firexox but no visible cure for the problem. The mouse is "Microsoft Wireless mobile mouse 3000 v20" (sorry for the first dirty word, maybe this explains all for this problem :mrgreen: ). Anyone experienced this kind of problem?

edit: touchpad scrolling is working as it should, so the problem is with the wireless mouse..

Cheers!

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Re: Mouse wheel scrolls too fast

Postby fin2cv on Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:00 am

Problem solved, I ran the updates for the system, and now mouse wheel scrolling is as it should be.. As always, you shouldn't hurry :oops:
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Re: Mouse wheel scrolls too fast

Postby smsmith on Mon May 06, 2013 1:28 pm

I found this would happen again after reboot. My elegant solution is to yank the USB dongle out and put it back in. Then the scrolling works again until the next (or sometimes next after that) reboot.
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Re: Mouse wheel scrolls too fast

Postby ander111 on Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:30 pm

For what it's worth, a "dongle" is a security device that some software requires for copy protection (see Wikipedia page). You're just referring to a USB plug or connector.

A friend of mine always calls his USB flash drives "dongles"---and I don't know why, but it drives me nuts. Maybe because it's such a silly-sounding word. Or maybe it's because I live in the suburbs and don't have enough to do. Maybe that's why I'm posting this, too. Anyway, there you go. :?|
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Re: Mouse wheel scrolls too fast

Postby eldarshadow on Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:57 am

Hello everyone,
I might have similar "problem". I've recently installed Mint 15 KDE, everything works fine, except sound applet in the tray - when I adjust volume by hovering mouse over it and scrolling, the volume jumps up/down by 15%, which is too much. Adjusting volume using global shortcuts (on keyboard) works fine (5%). Is there a way to decrease the increment of mouse scroll on the sound applet? I haven't found anything in the sound options, kmix or input devices (decreasing the number of scroll/lines doesn't work).

Cheers and thanks for any answers.
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Re: Mouse wheel scrolls too fast

Postby btyner on Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:42 pm

I'm having the same issue with 15 Cinnamon Olivia. My scroll-wheel's sensitivity is way too high and the System Settings' mouse dialog has no settings option for the scroll-wheel.
Pulling the USB wireless connector for the mouse does work in the interim.
But this is a shoddy fix for the long-haul. :-) Still happy that this does work though.
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Re: Mouse wheel scrolls too fast

Postby powerhouse on Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:52 am

Same problem here - mouse scrolls much too fast!

Linux Mint 14 Mate 64bit
Microsoft Comfort Mouse 4500

My old Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse works just fine.

The trick to unplug the mouse works, but it's annoying.

P.S.: Just noticed this is the KDE section. Oh well, the same problem exists with Mate.
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Re: Mouse wheel scrolls too fast

Postby Snapcase on Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:27 am

In my experience when the mouse wheel works nicely fast to scroll pages, let's say a web browser, it's too fast for some system or DE actions. Old style mices behaving fine for those DE actions are desperatly slow when scrolling. I learnt to live with it. I want the wheel very fast.... and using the keyboard volume knob in my keyboard. :mrgreen:
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Re: Mouse wheel scrolls too fast

Postby jobarjo on Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:45 pm

same problem with linux mint 16 mate

browser and terminal windows scrolling too fast (probably all windows)

Is there a setting somewhere?
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Re: Mouse wheel scrolls too fast

Postby mingle on Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:37 pm

This seems to be an ongoing issue for many people (myself included), and appears to have
been around for a while, but it's another of those Linux 'niggles' that never gets addressed.

I have the same problem of the mouse scroll-wheel making too large a 'jump' for each scroll
step. I'm running a Microsoft Wireless 800 keyboard & mouse, although I had the same issue
with my wired USB Dell and Lenovo keyboards, so I don't believe it's device dependant.

It's intermittent too - after a reboot it's often fixed. It happens to me probably 50% of the time
I boot Linux Mint (17.1 64-bit xfce).

I've heard that unplugging/replugging in the mouse or USB wireless dongle will resolve the
problem (until the next reboot), it's something that should've been fixed a long time ago.

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Re: Mouse wheel scrolls too fast

Postby ends on Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:53 am

@Mike I was about to post something almost word identical. How can something like a scroll wheel setting not be system configurable at this late stage in the game?
Linux is very quickly moving out of the mainstream and "Windows not so gr8" gave it a huge leg-up.
Linux mint is where many SME's are going to turn as there is virtually no retraining needed from Windows 7.

Something silly like a scroll wheel setting stopping people from reading their docs comfortably is a very serious issue and really needs to be
addressed in the shortest time possible.

It really is a deal killer if my staff are getting freaked out by the scroll wheel scrolling 4 lines at a time. On docs with pictures this means that you actually cannot
scroll to a particular page.

And please don't tell me to go and edit hidden file .foo__89 found in some obscure hidden directory reference in a blog post by "I'm so clever I know linux better than you! Peasant!" . Crying in beer this is 2015!! and google search on this issue goes back almost to Xerox PARC where the stupid-mouse-pointer-OMG-grandad-you-really-used-one-of-those-thingys was invented.

A silly thing spoiling an epic O/S

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Re: Mouse wheel scrolls too fast

Postby mingle on Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:18 am

@Jeremy,

I know where you're coming from, don't worry! :-)

Each iteration of LM is getting closer to being a 'perfect' substitute for Windows, but little annoyances like
this really can be a deal-breaker.

I think part of the issue is that too many developers are spread-out across so many desktop distros. Having
a huge choice of Linux desktops is fine and dandy, but do we really need 4 different groups of devs hammering
away on 4 flavours of Linux Mint?

I've tried them all and can see no reason to chose KDE, Mate or Cinnamon over Xfce (I'm sure others would
say exactly the same about their chosen desktop, but that's a whole other can of worms!).

I'd much prefer simple stuff like mouse-wheel scrolling to work! :-)

Cheers,

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Re: Mouse wheel scrolls too fast

Postby Frappe on Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:19 pm

I started googling having the same issue...

What really amazes me is that this has been discussed for years. YEARS ??

Being a new user to linux I thought, it was THE operating system. But for something like this not to be addressed for YEARS is truly unbelievable. Even Microsoft Windows 3.1 had no issue with this.
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