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bilnrobn

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Post Posted March 9th, 2019, 6:55 am

The wheel on my mouse acts normally on other applications, but in Firefox and also Thunderbird, turning the wheel jumps forward a screenful at a time rather than a controlled scroll. I've tried two different mouses (mice?) with the same result.

My wife has an almost identical computer, the same version of Windows, Firefox and Thunderbird and doesn't have the problem. I've tried comparing her about:config/ mousewheel.acceleration.factor and then all other mousewheel options, with mine and they are identical.

Anyone got any ideas on this? I'd appreciate suggestions.

We both have almost identical HP all-in-one desktops and the most recent versions of Win10, Firefox and Thunderbird.

Bill in Oz.
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Post Posted March 9th, 2019, 7:11 am

As a test, create a new, clean Profile & see if the same occurs in there.
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Post Posted March 9th, 2019, 8:14 am

I'm rather afraid to do that. On previous occasions when I've been trying to research a problem I have lost all my settings and had to re create my favorites and rebuild my tabbed folders and the sites they contained.
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Post Posted March 9th, 2019, 8:35 am

Then download the portable version of FF & test in there.

Maybe somehow mousewheel got remapped to down arrow?
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Post Posted March 9th, 2019, 11:50 am

Prior to gecko 50 there was a setting for middlemaouse actions which allowed a page on scroll instead of a line count
Read : about:config Entries - scroll down to Middlemouse.
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Post Posted March 9th, 2019, 6:25 pm

I've found an answer! Not what I intended but actually even better. I've set the config to auto scrolling. infinite control of scrolling speed. Love it!

Thank you both for your input , you set me searching more thoroughly.

So problem solved.
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Post Posted March 10th, 2019, 5:39 am

(Above link is bad, so, http://kb.mozillazine.org/Firefox_:_FAQs_:_About:config_Entries.)


I've set the config to auto scrolling. infinite control of scrolling speed.

I'm not following?
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Post Posted March 10th, 2019, 5:02 pm

What I can now do is point at the screen, hold down the center wheel on the mouse and move the cursor up or down the screen. A gentle movement starts a very slow scroll, a larger movement speeds it up. I can even make it scroll at my reading speed.
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Post Posted March 11th, 2019, 4:32 pm

Preference, general.autoScroll
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Post Posted March 11th, 2019, 5:47 pm

Yep.
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