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How to enable smooth scrolling on USB Mouse - SOLVED

Post by goodnight » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:59 am

Is there a way to enable smooth scrolling with the mouse wheel on a USB mouse in Linux Mint?

I've looked in the mouse configuration section and do not see that option.

This is in Linux Mint Tara. Mouse is a Microsoft USB laptop mouse.

A single move on the mouse wheel seems to scroll the screen about 10 or more lines at a time. There also seems to be no option to adjust the number of lines scrolled for each small roll of the mouse wheel. Is there a way to lower it to scroll fewer lines at a time?
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Re: How to enable smooth scrolling on USB Mouse

Post by xenopeek » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:41 am

I think it's up to applications how many lines they scroll. Are you asking about a specific application?
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Re: How to enable smooth scrolling on USB Mouse

Post by AZgl1500 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:56 pm

Firefox is scrolling 4 lines for my mouse wheel - LogiTech M510

LibreOffice is scrolling 2 lines

XED is scrolling 5 lines

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Re: How to enable smooth scrolling on USB Mouse

Post by goodnight » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:20 pm

Primarily Firefox 64bit ver.62. I think that's it.

The mouse scrolls fine in text lines shown in Terminal in Linux Mint.

How do we adjust the number of lines a mouse scrolls in Firefox and in Libre Office?

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Re: How to enable smooth scrolling on USB Mouse

Post by AZgl1500 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:25 pm

goodnight wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:20 pm
Primarily Firefox 64bit ver.62. I think that's it.

The mouse scrolls fine in text lines shown in Terminal in Linux Mint.

How do we adjust the number of lines a mouse scrolls in Firefox and in Libre Office?
in FF, it is either "smooth" or jagged ( my version of it )

scrolling.png

and Google links to here for LibreOffice

https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question ... fice-apps/

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Re: How to enable smooth scrolling on USB Mouse

Post by goodnight » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:37 pm

Thank you. Got that now for Firefox. :>)

In Libre, the link you posted has this as a fix for Libre Writer "env SAL_USE_VCLPLUGIN=gtk libreoffice --writer" to be copied to Terminal and run.

That seems to work well in Writer for me. :>))

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Re: How to enable smooth scrolling on USB Mouse

Post by AZgl1500 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:30 pm

apparently, in the past, I saw that fix also, because when I first started using Linux, LibreOffice infuriated me with not doing what I wanted it to do.

e.g. it was not emulating MS Word exactly....

so, I started on the trail of tuning it for my preferences, and one of those preferences is to ignore LO 6.x
it stinks, I am staying with LO 5.x

I installed LO 6.x and the more I tried to use it, the madder I got, so it got deleted, and I went back to 5.x

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