What is smooth scrolling?

What is smooth scrolling setting and its effects?

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Last updated October 17, 2019 Views 15,538 Applies to:

Hi Kenneth,

Smooth scrolling is a feature available in Internet Explorer that allows you to scroll through a web pages smoothly, as the name of the feature suggests. If this is turned off, when scrolling through a web page, you'll notice that the scroll bar slides down as if it's slightly delayed, but if this is turned on, the scroll bar slides down smoothly, without delay.

This is useful when scanning through long web pages or articles.

To turn on/off smooth scrolling, see the following steps:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click the gear icon, and then click Internet Options.
  2. Click on the Advanced tab.
  3. Locate Use smooth scrolling, and tick the check box if you want it turned on/off.

Let us know if you have further questions.

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