Smooth Scrolling

I use Vista with a Logitech rollerball, what settings can i select to achieve a smooth screen scroll, instead of the jumpiness.  Thanks for time and attention you gals and guys provide on this forum.


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Mouse options in Windows


There are some options within Windows to adjust the scroll wheel behavior. However, your mouse most likely has its own device driver, and that driver will control this functionality. If when scrolling you get a “stuttering” or “jerking” effect the most likely cause is the device driver. You would want to try updating the driver after visit the manufactures website for the most up-to-date driver version.


If you aren’t experiencing any jerking or stuttering you can try modifying the settings within Windows.


Modifying the mouse settings within Windows…

1.     Click Start, click Control Panel, and click Mouse under the Hardware and Sound category.

2.     Click on the Wheel tab, and you can adjust the “number of lines” per wheel notch.

3.     You will want to decrease the number of lines for a “smoother” effect.

4.     Depending on your hardware there may be addition menu items or options.

5.     See if there are any options that would control your scrolling aside from the ones mentioned above.

6.     If so adjust the configuration until it suites your needs.


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