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Increasing scroll speed

I have a wireless mouse, and the scroll sensitivity - especially in firefox - is set way too high.

Is there a simple way to decrease it? Right now, the slightest touch on the wheel jumps to the bottom of the page. It's a Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 5000 if that makes a difference. (I also have a wireless logitech mouse attached to the same system, and the scroll speed is fine - if it wasn't for a bad button, I'd be happy to keep it.)

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I'm only aware of a way to fix this within Firefox itself, not Ubuntu-wide.

In your address bar, type about:config and then change mousewheel.withnokey.sysnumlines to false and mousewheel.withnokey.numlines to a number smaller than the default of 6.

Unfortunately, it doesn't seem that Ubuntu's Mouse Preferences has a way to change the scroll wheel's behavior. You can find Mouse Preferences by hitting the Super key (or Windows key) and typing Mouse.

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not sure how to get there in Unity. But If you log in With Ubuntu classic from the log in screen. Then go to System > Prefences > Mouse Settings there you can slow it down or speed it up

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This did not work for me, I was still not able to access the scroll-wheel properties in classic, just the mouse movement speed which is different. –  Michael Durrant Feb 6 '12 at 16:11

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