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Setup the mouse scroll wheel speed

Perhaps many are faced with the problem of the too fast scrolling of the mouse wheel. In this article we will try to solve this problem.

 

 

My very good friend asked me to help him install Linux Mint beside Windows 10. After the installation he enjoyed it, but a quick scroll through pages in any application was very bad for my friend. I began to look for a solution. After a short search I found the IMWHEEL utility (available in the standard repositories). And found a convenient solution for use of this utility.

 

I do manipulations ,for example, my favorite shell to Cinnamon. Be sure to check whether the settings of scrolling in your shell. In my opinion, I've heard that those settings are in the KDE shell. But I could be wrong.

TESTED ON LINUX MINT 18

1. Install IMWHEEL

sudo apt install imwheel

2. I found an interesting script that facilitates the configuration utility. (Thanks to Nick from http://www.nicknorton.net/?q=node/10)
install this script (single command)

cd ~/; wget https://goo.gl/49LhhE -O imwheel-script.sh; chmod +x imwheel-script.sh; sh imwheel-script.sh; exit

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3. Startup. To utility imwheel worked at every system startup, add imwheel to startup list.

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On my computer it worked after reboot.

Many wireless mice scroll wheel begins to work normally once unplugged the USB and plug in again.

Good Luck!!!

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Oscar Baksa 29 August 2016 08:13
"Many wireless mice scroll wheel begins to work normally once unplugged the USB and plug in again."
= worked for me !!!
Thanks
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Andrii
Andrii 12 January 2017 10:10
I'm using Mint Cinnamone installed on virtual machine VMWare. The instruction helped me to adjust my mouse scroll wheel speed. I set the value to 6. Now it's comfortable to use the mouse.

Thanks a lot!
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Eric
Eric 3 February 2017 05:33
Thank you!

I was finding that the text was "flickering" a bit when I would scroll with the mouse in chrome. But I now realize it just looks bad in part because of how slow the scrolling was. I adjusted mine to a 4 and it looks much much better now. Thanks!
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333onk
333onk 14 April 2017 04:52
Hi,

Great advice, but I think it's not good to download and run *.sh script from shortened URL. In my opinion, it's better to show this script and explain how to run it.
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Shekin 14 April 2017 08:27
333onk,
This is not my script. You can download it and see what inside.
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x64 Linux Mint 18.1 cinnamon
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Roger S 2 May 2017 23:53
Your program will change the mouse wheel speed which was way to slow on my Logitech wireless mouse. But still have a problem with the mouse behavior. When scrolling, there is no movement of the mouse for 3 to 5 turns, then it will move but then again have go 3 to 5 turns again. Am I having problems because I don't have the proper drivers?
x32 Linux Mint 18.1 Mate
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Shekin 3 May 2017 00:11
Roger S,
Did you try unplug=>plug your mouse?
Maybe should try install another kernel
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x64 Linux Mint 18.1 cinnamon
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Roger S 3 May 2017 01:05
I did try unplugging and plugging in my mouse. I am a newbie to Linux, had the store install Mint, Though I did update myself from 18 to 18.1. I don't know what "kernel" means.
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Shekin 3 May 2017 01:09
Roger S,
Kernel have drivers for most popularecent devices. Try install 4.6 and may be 4.10
https://mintguide.org/tags/kernel/
Try 4.6.6 first. Follow instructions. After reboot unplug and plug your mice. And check.
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x64 Linux Mint 18.1 cinnamon
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Roger S 3 May 2017 01:16
Would it help first to know which kernel I already have? How would I check that?
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Shekin 3 May 2017 01:19
Roger S,
Type in terminal:
uname -a
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x64 Linux Mint 18.1 cinnamon
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Roger S 3 May 2017 01:19
I have 4.4.0
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Shekin 3 May 2017 01:22
Roger S,
I know))) just try another kernel, you can change it via linux mint settings as well.
Menu>update manager>view>kernels.
Just click on kernel and press install. Then reboot PC. Check uname -a again
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x64 Linux Mint 18.1 cinnamon
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Roger S 3 May 2017 01:28
The warning kind of scares me. I do not know how to recover a non-booting computer.
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Shekin 3 May 2017 01:29
Roger S,
Do this from linux mint sethings. And all will good, don't worry
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x64 Linux Mint 18.1 cinnamon
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Roger S 3 May 2017 01:31
There are several versions available in the Mint settings 4.4, 4.8, 4.10
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Shekin 3 May 2017 01:37
Good, install 4.8... reboot.. check....
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x64 Linux Mint 18.1 cinnamon
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Roger S 3 May 2017 01:38
I am installing 4.8.0-51 now
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Shekin 3 May 2017 01:38
Yes)))
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x64 Linux Mint 18.1 cinnamon
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Roger S 3 May 2017 01:49
Re-booting now

Mouse still acts the same with the new kernel. Try another?
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Shekin 3 May 2017 01:57
Why not

And check
uname -a
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x64 Linux Mint 18.1 cinnamon
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Roger S 3 May 2017 02:19
Trying 4.10.0-20 now

Still the same - uname -a shows a successful install. The mouse is about 3 years old now, if that makes a difference. It worked fine with the Centos operating system I first had on this computer, if I remember right. This was my secondary computer and I never did actually use it much because I was pretty lazy about learning Linux. When my primary went down I had the store change me to Mint because they were saying it was easier to learn.
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Shekin 3 May 2017 02:32
Roger S,
I can't say for sure why you have such a problem. perhaps your mouse is poorly supported. I have such a problem has never been as in your case. about the centos system is more suitable for servers and not for home use. maybe you should try - kernels or 4.0 or 3.9?
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x64 Linux Mint 18.1 cinnamon
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Roger S 3 May 2017 02:49
I've got to give up for the night. Perhaps I'll just go buy a new mouse, one that says it is Linux supported. But I'll try those kernels first.

Thanks for the help.
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Michael Livote 17 May 2017 14:53
This was a great fix for 18.1 Cinnamon, thanks! I set mine to 5 on my desktop, but 4 worked just fine on my laptop. This is why I love Linux so much, the best help on the web!
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