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?
You mean for the whole system, or just for web browsing?
If its only for web, you can change the scroll speed in FireFox:
Find and change
Then change the
For a more general, system-wide solution, i can research further...
By the way... are you using a mouse with a scroll wheel, or a laptop/netbook with a touchpad with edge-scrolling? If the latter, what model?
System-wide? I was fearing that...
If you are using a laptop, there is some hope. Depending on what brand is your touchpad, there are drivers for it, like GPointingDeviceSettings (GSynaptics successor)
Currently Gnome offers no way for a user to adjust a mouse wheel speed, as one can see here:
(its a known wanted feature, triaged as WishList)
So the only way would be to use some hacks, or really dig deep into a mess of configuration files, and possibly some recompiles. Not fun if you need to adjust the value until you find a confortable one.
Sorry for the bad news. If you really need it, i could dig further for possible workarounds.
OMG, all you have to do is unplug the mouse (mine was wireless), and then plug it back in to fix this issue.
I was searching for a long time for this fix and even rebooted the machine to no avail. Maybe a full shutdown would have fixed the issue.
For Ubuntu 12.10 I found that it it a little different for the Firefox work around.
Then change the number associated with it. Mine was set to 5. I changed it to 60 and it works how I want it now.
In Firefox 19, run