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:

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

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MX Master

The best solution is to get Logitech mouse that comes with a wheel that can spin.

see Logitech Mouse with Spin Wheel

Linux Keybinding How-to

  1. Keyboard Software Guide
  2. Swap Control Alt Keys
  3. Set F2 F3 F4 to Cut Copy Paste
  4. CapsLock → Escape
  5. CapsLock → Home
  6. Shift Lock
  7. Key to Switch App
  8. Key Repeat Rate
  9. System Keyboard Layout
  10. Switch Keyboard Layout
  11. Change Volume
  12. xmodmap
  13. xbindkeys
  14. xvkbd
  15. Find Keyboard Key Scancode
  16. X11 Keyboard Key Names
  17. 2 Layouts for 2 Keyboards
  18. Chinese Input Setup


  1. Mouse Hover to Auto-Raise Window
  2. Mouse Hover-Click
  3. Set Mouse Single-Click to Open File
  4. How to Set Mouse Speed
  5. How to Swap Mouse Buttons
  6. Set Trackball/Mouse Do Scroll
  7. Setup Accelerated Scroll and AutoScroll
  8. X11 Mouse Button Numbering

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