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This question has been asked many times with no answer. I've used my basic Google skills and haven't come across a fix. This is system wide. My mouse simply scrolls too fast.

I'm new to ubuntu and linux in general. Would switching styles or whatever it is called (Ubuntu, KDE, Xubuntu) help at all? Is there a terminal code I can enter?

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See this question, it appears to have the answer: askubuntu.com/questions/27270/increasing-scroll-speed –  ir-g Feb 19 '13 at 14:25
    
possible duplicate of How can I change the mouse's wheel scroll rate? –  Moshe Katz Sep 18 at 15:06

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I removed the USB dongle that comes with my wireless mouse and plugged it back and fixed my scrolling speed instantly.

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I don't think this answer deserves the downvotes. It did solve my/the problem (yes, I +1:ed it). –  dbm Nov 11 '13 at 13:17
    
yes, worked for me as well –  user266659 Apr 8 at 12:41
    
This answer especially applies to a Logitech mouse connected via their Unifying wireless receiver after switching the "smooth scrolling" option in solaar. –  James Caccese May 1 at 4:10
    
Worked for me too. If my mouse is connected to a USB3 port it is very sensitive, but on a USB2 port everything is good. Thanks. –  Ali Jun 9 at 18:09
    
I have a sculpt ergonomic desktop(keyboard & mouse) by microsoft. This solution fixed my problems. –  Abhishek Aug 26 at 19:09

To change the mouse parameters :
xinput list # to list the peripherals, note the good number!
xinput list-props 9 #list parameters from peripheral number 9
xinput set-prop 9 'Device Accel Constant Deceleration' 3 # set the acceleration of peripheral 9 to value 3. The higher the value is, the more you divide the acceleration. Acceleration is maximum for a value equal to 1. The "basis" value seems to be 1.7, for me...

To permanently set the change :
A hidden file in your directory is ".profile" (Ctrl+H to see hidden files) Double click on it and open it. Copy paste the previous command at the end. That's it!

P.S. to apply the same command for all users you can edit the file /etc/profile (not an hidden file).

Have fun.

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I tried it and this seems to act just on the cursor speed; it has no effect on the scroll wheel behavior. –  AndreasT Jun 25 '13 at 20:06
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I think you're looking for 'Synaptics Scrolling Distance'. Fwiw. –  zoomix Oct 11 '13 at 20:49

I have written simple script which allows you to find which device has this property (script basically iterates over all xinput devices and lists only those which have any property containing scroll)

 xinput list | cut -f2 | cut -f2 -d'=' | xargs -d $'\n' -I'{}' sh -c "xinput list-props '{}' | grep -iq scroll && (echo Listing dev id '{}'; xinput list-props '{}')"
 xinput --set-prop 11 295

Note, that for example in Firefox you can set in about:config

mousewheel.system_scroll_override_on_root_content.vertical.factor

remmember to set

mousewheel.system_scroll_override_on_root_content.enabled

to true.

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