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I'm using ubuntu 13.10 on a laptop. Is it possible to make scrolling with touchpad behave the same way in firefox as it does in nautilus? If you don't know what I mean, it's the scrolling without these steps. Instead it seems to be pixel by pixel. Can anyone help me with this?

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Firefox scrolls smoothly (even with a mouse wheel) for me. What's your hardware, PC model, etc? Maybe it's an add-on/extension causing problems? –  edwin Jan 25 at 17:35
    
I'm on a Dell Vostro 3750. I think it uses the ALPS driver. Exact Specs: Intel Core i5-2450M @ 4x2.5GhZ, 4GB RAM, onboard graphics card –  refl3x Jan 25 at 17:40
    
I only have 2 addons installed: Adblock Plus and Proxmate. It's not the "smooth scrolling" option that I want, it does that for me. What I'd like to have is touchscreen-like behaviour. The same way as scrolling with two fingers in Nautilus. –  refl3x Jan 25 at 17:42

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It depends on your hardware; if your mouse supports smooth scrolling wheels it works...

BUT: Here is a trick to get perfect smooth scrolling in Firefox (just like safari)

  1. Obvious: make sure smooth scrolling is enabled in the Firefox settings (as well as HW acceleration)

  2. Set your vm.swappiness=0. Sounds strange I know but because the smoothness of the least amount of memory swapping, setting sudo sysctl vm.swappiness=0 will actually smooth out the Firefox scrolling with amazing effectiveness. To make it permanent type in the console: sudo gedit /etc/sysctl.conf and add a line vm.swappiness=1 to the bottom of the file and save. (restart and you are done)

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