Ubuntu – Increasing scroll speed

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I've recently switched to Ubuntu, and the one thing that has been bothering me is the scroll speed, which I can't seem to change. In windows I used to have it set around 7 lines, but it seem to be around 3 on Ubuntu, and unchangeable. How can I change the speed?

Best Answer

If it's only for web, you can change the scroll speed in FireFox:

  • Edit menu > Preferences > Advanced tab > Browsing group: disable smooth scrolling


  • Type enter about:config in the address bar
  • Find and change mousewheel.withnokey.sysnumlines to FALSE
  • Then change the mousewheel.withnokey.numlines from 1 to whatever you want.

  • For Firefox versions 73.3.1 and later: - change the mousewheel.min_line_scroll_amount from 1 to whatever you want.

And a more general, system-wide solution: