If your mouse scrolling speed is too fast, it can be stressful to be able to go exactly where you want to go when using it, and if it’s too slow, it will cost you more work to get to where you need it. wish. The point is, not everyone is comfortable with the same frame rate, so knowing how to change it is important.
Change mouse scrolling speed in Windows
Fortunately, changing the scrolling speed of your mouse if you have a Windows operating system is very easy. The first thing to do is obviously to access the mouse options, and to do this, just click with the left mouse button on the Start button and then select Settings (the cogwheel icon). In the window that opens, go to the Devices menu, and then on the left side, select Mouse.
In the middle area, you have two options to choose how fast you want the window to scroll when you enable mouse scrolling. Initially, in the “Roll the mouse wheel to scroll” menu, the “Multiple lines at a time” option is selected by default, but you can change this option to “One screen at a time”. What this second option does is literally move the ENTIRE window when you move the mouse wheel with a “click”, so be careful with that as the speed is very high.
If, however, you decide to choose the “Multiple lines at a time” option, a scroll bar is activated just below that will allow you to choose how many lines you want the screen to scroll when activating the scrolling. . By default 3 lines are selected, but you can change it to choose between 1 and 100. We are not going to tell you which value you should choose because each user’s preferences are different, but we recommend that you choose this option from lines and not screens since you It will allow you to test and adjust the option that best suits your needs.
Horizontal scroll adjustment
If your mouse also has a horizontal scroll wheel, you can change its speed as well. To do this, you need to go to the same menu that we have already shown you (Start -> Settings -> Peripherals -> Mouse) and select the option “Additional mouse options” on the right.
A new window will open, in which you will need to go to the “Wheel” tab to see the mouse scrolling options. Here the options are basically the same, allowing you to select the number of rows or select the option of one screen at a time, but the difference is that in the lower area you can also select the scrolling speed of the screen. mouse for horizontal scrolling, although here the “screens” option is omitted and you can only select the number of characters. Be careful because here what you are modifying is the number of characters and not of lines.
Specific software for gaming mice
If you have a gaming mouse from a reputable manufacturer, there’s a good chance that its specific software ecosystem is installed, like Corsair’s iCUE or Razer’s Synapse for example. If so, you will also find options to change the mouse configuration as we have seen before but integrated into their own software, although it is true that what many manufacturers do is simply integrate direct access to the Windows configuration in their software.
For example, let’s see how to configure the frame rate if you have a Razer mouse and therefore Synapse software is installed. As we just mentioned, Razer didn’t bother to integrate these settings into its own software but simply put a shortcut to its properties in Windows.
When opening Synapse, you need to click your mouse to access its options.
Then you have to go to the Performance tab, and at the bottom you will find the shortcut that literally says “Open mouse properties in Windows”.
Clicking this button will open precisely the advanced options window that we saw in the previous section, in which you can change, among other things, the speed of vertical and horizontal scrolling.
In fact, most manufacturers do the same thing as Razer in their software, and in fact some don’t even include this shortcut, all the more reason for you to know where the menu is that gives you access to these settings. .