[Suggestion] Add an option to change the speed of the wheel of the mouse

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[Suggestion] Add an option to change the speed of the wheel of the mouse

Post by hbth652SD »

Every time that I install Linux Mint or Ubuntu, the speed of the scroll wheel is very slow. This has happened to me in 2 computers and is not easy to beginners to change the speed. It should be an option in Linux Mint configuration to change that without installing anything. Thanks for this great distro, keep the work :D
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Re: [Suggestion] Add an option to change the speed of the wheel of the mouse

Post by ricardogroetaers »

Good sugestion.
Perhaps the developers of the graphic environments did not remember that the mouse currently has a wheel.
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Re: [Suggestion] Add an option to change the speed of the wheel of the mouse

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So true. And I know there is a third party program out there that is suppose to be a solution, but it is a pain to configure and doesn't operate that well. This scroll speed is a show stopper for me. It's just as bad as the desktop scaling issues.
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Re: [Suggestion] Add an option to change the speed of the wheel of the mouse

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+1 to this. I did end up using IMWheel to configure my mouse wheel but honestly it should be a setting. I I have to duckduckgo how to change my mouse wheel speed thats already a fail in the UX but to have to install IM Wheel, then copy code into the text editor and run it is pretty net level unnecessary to me.

That said, mouse settings in general would be nice, cursor speed, dpi, mouse wheel speed etc.
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Re: [Suggestion] Add an option to change the speed of the wheel of the mouse

Post by gt4w4al »

+1
I am also a new comer, and I don't want to spend time and create a file for something like this.
It's a shame because Mint is quite really good and easy to use.
I hope it will come soon !
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Re: [Suggestion] Add an option to change the speed of the wheel of the mouse

Post by Aztaroth »

The scrolling speed is often an in-built feature of many apps. So, it's not related to LM but the way the apps manage scrolling. Let's take Firefox as our illustrative example :
- in the Edit / Preference Menu, General, Browsing there is a Use smooth scrolling check box. Scrolling is a bit faster when unchecked.
- if this isn't satisfactory, fine-tuning can be done in about:config :
mousewheel.acceleration.start is set by default to -1 (disabled). Enable is 0, which also enables the mousewheel.acceleration.factor to be taken in account and eventually changed.

The LM team cannot take such hidden things in account, especially as they may change as often as Mozilla says.
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Re: [Suggestion] Add an option to change the speed of the wheel of the mouse

Post by mattlach »

This has been a frustration of mine as well.

The imwheel solution technically works, but movement is very jerky, so it is not a real solution. Nor are the a about:config settings in Firefox as mentioned in this thread. It results in very difficult to control acceleration.

It is highly hardware dependent. Some mice play very nice in Mint, but others do not. The one I have for my laptop is one of the latter.
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The LM team cannot take such hidden things in account, especially as they may change as often as Mozilla says.
I wonder how Microsoft accomplishes this in windows. The same mouse has none of these problems in windows.
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Re: [Suggestion] Add an option to change the speed of the wheel of the mouse

Post by aussieJoe12 »

+1 for mouse wheel settings.

I recently installed LM 20.3 and was surprised the mouse wheel still isnt supported. I'm grateful for a great OS, and I use imwheel for the mouse wheel but was surprised. It would be nice if this was a setting in the mouse settings. Having said that, I dont know how you could easily make a setting for mouse wheel given my imwheelrc file has different settings for different applications.
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Re: [Suggestion] Add an option to change the speed of the wheel of the mouse

Post by pkcinna »

Given many people use a mouse, one might assume the defaults would be similar to other operating systems for wheel speed and that there would be a standard way to adjust it. IMWheel is a hassle and it may impact subtle behaviors in misc apps like VirtualBox VM.
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