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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
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I removed my USB thingy that comes with my wireless mouse and plugged it back into to the USB port 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
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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
I think you're looking for 'Synaptics Scrolling Distance'. Fwiw. –  zoomix Oct 11 '13 at 20:49
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