Linux: Setup Accelerated Scroll and AutoScroll

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

For those of you on Linux, there's no mouse wheel scroll acceleration. This is very painful. On social networking sites, often there's long pages. With accelerated scroll, you can get to the bottom in 4 fast swipes of the scroll wheel. Without, you have to do 20 pushes.

Worse, there's no autoscroll. That is, you can't middle click on a empty area and move mouse to pan the page.

Google Chrome Browser

Install a Extension for autoscroll.

There's many of them. But the first one i tried, and works fine, is this one: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/autoscroll/occjjkgifpmdgodlplnacmkejpdionan

Firefox: Set Mouse Wheel Scroll Speed

For Firefox, you can turn on Turn on Accelerated Scroll, and also turn on autoscroll. For how, see:

Best Solution: Get Logitech Mouse Spin Wheel

logitech mx master wireless mouse
Logitech MX Master

The best solution is to get Logitech mouse that comes with a wheel that can spin. See: Logitech Gaming Mouses Review or Logitech Mouse with Spin Wheel. (i recommend the gaming ones, because for the same money, they are better, more buttons. The extra buttons can be used to close tab, switch tab.)