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Setup the mouse scroll wheel speed


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.


1. Install IMWHEEL

sudo apt install imwheel

2. I found an interesting script that facilitates the configuration utility. (Thanks to Nick from
install this script (single command)

cd ~/; wget -O; chmod +x; sh; exit

Setup the mouse scroll wheel speed

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 !!!
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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 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 14 April 2017 04:52

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
This is not my script. You can download it and see what inside.
x64 Linux Mint 18.1 cinnamon
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