This article describes steps to change the mouse wheel scroll speed when using Windows 11.
There are multiple ways one can change the mouse wheel scroll in Windows. One can use the Windows Settings app, the classic Control Panel mouse applet, or the Windows registry editor.
All these tools are helpful, however, the Windows Settings app is the easiest. By default, the scroll speed is set to 3 numbers of lines at a time. You can change that at any time.
Change mouse scroll speed using the Windows Settings app
As described above, by default, the scroll speed is set to 3 numbers of lines at a time. You can change that at any time.
Here’s how to do that.
First, open the Windows Settings app.
You can do that by clicking on the Start menu and selecting Settings. Alternatively, use the keyboard shortcut (Windows key + I) to launch the Settings app.
When the app opens, click the Bluetooth & devices button on the left.
On the right, click the Mouse tile to expand.
On the Bluetooth & devices -> Mouse settings pane, under the Scrolling section, the default is:
- Roll the mouse wheel to scroll: Multiple lines at a time
- Lines to scroll at a time: 3
You can increase or decrease the lines to scroll at a time to your desired level.
Alternatively, you can select:
Roll the mouse wheel to scroll: One screen at a time
The Lines to screen at a time option will automatically be disabled.
Change mouse scroll speed using the Control Panel
Another way users can change the mouse scroll speed in Windows is to use the Control Panel app.
First, open the Control Panel, go to the Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound section, and select the Mouse link.
Same as above, on the Mouse Properties window, under the Wheel tab, the default is:
- Roll the wheel one notch to scroll:
- The following number of lines at a time: 3
- One screen at a time
You can increase or decrease the lines to scroll at a time to your desired level between 1 to 100.
On the Mouse Properties window, you can also choose One screen at a time.
Change mouse scroll speed using the Windows registry editor
Yet another way to change the Mouse scroll speed is to use the Windows registry editor.
First, open the Windows registry editor. Then go to the folder key listed below.
In the right pane of the Desktop key, double-click on the WheelScrollLines string value (REG_SZ) to modify it.
Enter a value data between 1 to 100 for the number of lines to scroll.
A value data of -3 chooses to scroll one screen at a time.
Save your change and exit.
That should do it!
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