Ubuntu – Speeding up the mouse wheel in Ubuntu 18.04

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I find I have to scroll a lot to move the text of my page compared to Windows where I can choose the speed of the mouse wheel.

Does Ubuntu have a similar utility and if so how can I access it?

Best Answer

This solution worked for me with Ubuntu 18.04:


sudo apt-get install imwheel   
cat > ~/.imwheelrc
None,      Up,   Button4, 8
None,      Down, Button5, 8
Control_L, Up,   Control_L|Button4
Control_L, Down, Control_L|Button5
Shift_L,   Up,   Shift_L|Button4
Shift_L,   Down, Shift_L|Button5

(the 8 at the end of the second and third line are the acceleration numbers, 3 is default)

Then add imwheel --kill --buttons "4 5" as a startup application:

startup screenshot

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