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.

TESTED ON LINUX MINT 18.3

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

Setup the mouse scroll wheel speed

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

Setup the mouse scroll wheel speed

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!!!

The site has moved to a new engine, help me fix bugs, send me your notify by selecting that text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

Share to friends
Shekin
Rate author
( 1 assessment, average 1 from 5 )
MintGuide.Org

26
Leave a Reply

avatar
26 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
7 Comment authors
XanderjohnMarcoBMichael LivoteRoger S Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Shekin
Guest
Shekin

333onk,
This is not my script. You can download it and see what inside.

john
Guest
john

thanks, this worked perfect in 18.3!

Yegor
Guest
Yegor

The script works fine, however it was breaking my back/forth side buttons.
I fixed it by changing
imwheel -kill
to
imwheel -kb "4 5"
in the script. It basically tells imwheel to only affect the wheel, hence -b flag with "4 5" options for up/down scroll respectively.

MarcoB
Guest
MarcoB

but how to get the "wheelies" GUI after the initial script? I can't run the imwheel-script.sh afterward initial pull from the URL

Michael Livote
Guest
Michael Livote

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!

Roger S
Guest
Roger S

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.

Shekin
Guest
Shekin

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?

Roger S
Guest
Roger S

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.

Shekin
Guest
Shekin

Why not

And check
uname -a

Roger S
Guest
Roger S

Re-booting now

Mouse still acts the same with the new kernel. Try another?

Shekin
Guest
Shekin

Yes)))

Roger S
Guest
Roger S

I am installing 4.8.0-51 now

Shekin
Guest
Shekin

Good, install 4.8… reboot.. check….

Roger S
Guest
Roger S

There are several versions available in the Mint settings 4.4, 4.8, 4.10

Shekin
Guest
Shekin

Roger S,
Do this from linux mint sethings. And all will good, don\’t worry

Roger S
Guest
Roger S

The warning kind of scares me. I do not know how to recover a non-booting computer.

Shekin
Guest
Shekin

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

Roger S
Guest
Roger S

I have 4.4.0

Shekin
Guest
Shekin

Roger S,
Type in terminal:

uname -a
Roger S
Guest
Roger S

Would it help first to know which kernel I already have? How would I check that?

Shekin
Guest
Shekin

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.

Roger S
Guest
Roger S

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.

Shekin
Guest
Shekin

Roger S,
Did you try unplug=>plug your mouse?
Maybe should try install another kernel

Roger S
Guest
Roger S

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

Oscar Baksa
Guest
Oscar Baksa

"Many wireless mice scroll wheel begins to work normally once unplugged the USB and plug in again."
= worked for me !!!
Thanks

Xander
Guest
Xander

Didn’t work for me on 19.2 Xfce 🙁

Spelling error report

The following text will be sent to our editors: