Devices Change Mouse Wheel Scroll Speed in Windows 11


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You can change to roll the mouse wheel to scroll Multiple lines at a time or One screen at a time.

Multiple lines at a time allows you to set the number of lines the screen will scroll for each notch of mouse wheel movement.

One screen at a time allows you to scroll an entire screen of text for each notch of the mouse wheel.

This tutorial will show you how to change the mouse wheel scroll speed for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Change Mouse Wheel Scroll Speed in Settings
  • Option Two: Change Mouse Wheel Scroll Speed in Control Panel
  • Option Three: Change Mouse Wheel Scroll Speed in Registry Editor




Option One

Change Mouse Wheel Scroll Speed in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Bluetooth & devices on the left side, and click/tap on Mouse on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Open Mouse settings

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3 Do step 4 (Multiple lines at a time) or step 5 (One screen at a time) below for what you want.


 4. Roll the mouse wheel to scroll "Multiple lines at a time"

This is the default setting.


A) Select Multiple lines at a time in the Roll the mouse wheel to scroll drop menu. (see screenshot below)​

B) Adjust the Lines to scroll at a time slider for what you want.​

You can adjust the slider between 1 to 100 lines to scroll at a time. 3 is the default lines to scroll at a time.


C) Go to step 6.​

Mouse_scroll_wheel_Settings-3.png


 5. Roll the mouse wheel to scroll "One screen at a time"

A) Select One screen at a time in the Roll the mouse wheel to scroll drop menu. (see screenshot below)​

B) Go to step 6.​

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6 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Change Mouse Wheel Scroll Speed in Control Panel


1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Mouse icon.

2 Do step 3 (Multiple lines at a time) or step 4 (One screen at a time) below for what you want.


 3. Roll the mouse wheel to scroll "Multiple lines at a time"

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Wheel tab. (see screenshot below)​

B) Select (dot) The following number of lines at a time under Vertical Scrolling.​

C) Select or enter a number between 1 to 100 for the number of lines to scroll at a time you want.​

3 is the default lines to scroll at a time.


D) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 5.​

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 4. Roll the mouse wheel to scroll "One screen at a time"

A) Click/tap on the Wheel tab. (see screenshot below)​

B) Select (dot) One screen at a time under Vertical Scrolling.​

C) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 5.​

Mouse_scroll_wheel_Control_Panel-2.png

5 You can now close the Control Panel if you like.




Option Three

Change Mouse Wheel Scroll Speed in Registry Editor


1 Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe).

2 Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

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3 In the right pane of the Desktop key, double click/tap on the WheelScrollLines string value (REG_SZ) to modify it. (see screenshot above)

4 Do step 5 (Multiple lines at a time) or step 6 (One screen at a time) below for what you want.


 5. Roll the mouse wheel to scroll "Multiple lines at a time"

This is the default setting.


A) Type a number between 1 to 100 for the number of lines to scroll at a time you want. (see screenshot below)​

3 is the default lines to scroll at a time.


B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 7.​

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 6. Roll the mouse wheel to scroll "One screen at a time"

A) Type -1 for the value data. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 7.​

Mouse_scroll_wheel_regedit-3.png

7 Close Registry Editor.

8 Either sign out and sign in or restart the computer to apply.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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