How to Adjust Mouse Wheel Scroll Speed in Windows 11

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This article provides detailed steps on how to adjust the mouse wheel scroll speed on Windows 11 using three different methods: the Windows Settings app, the classic Control Panel, and the Windows registry editor. While all these methods are viable, the article suggests that the Windows Settings app is the most user-friendly option. It further…

This article describes steps to change the mouse wheel scroll speed when using Windows 11.

There are multiple ways one can change the mouse wheel scroll in Windows. For example, one can use the Windows Settings app, the classic Control Panel mouse applet, or the Windows registry editor.

All these tools are helpful. However, the Windows Settings app is the easiest. By default, the scroll speed is set to 3 numbers of lines at a time. You can change that at any time.

Change mouse scroll speed using the Windows Settings app

As described above, by default, the scroll speed is set to 3 numbers of lines at a time. You can change that at any time.

Here’s how to do that.

First, open the Windows Settings app.

You can do that by clicking on the Start menu and selecting Settings. Alternatively, use the keyboard shortcut (Windows key + I) to launch the Settings app.

When the app opens, click the Bluetooth & devices button on the left.

windows 11 bluetooth and devices
Windows 11 Bluetooth and devices

On the right, click the Mouse tile to expand.

windows mouse tile
Windows mouse tile

On the Bluetooth & devices -> Mouse settings pane, under the Scrolling section, the default is:

  • Roll the mouse wheel to scroll: Multiple lines at a time
  • Lines to scroll at a time: 3

You can increase or decrease the lines to scroll at a time to your desired level.

windows mouse wheel scroll setting to multiple lines at a time
windows mouse wheel scroll setting to multiple lines at a time

Alternatively, you can select the following:

Roll the mouse wheel to scroll: One screen at a time

The Lines to screen at a time option will automatically be disabled.

windows mouse wheel scroll setting to one screen at a time
windows mouse wheel scroll setting to one screen at a time

Change mouse scroll speed using the Control Panel

Another way users can change the mouse scroll speed in Windows is to use the Control Panel app.

First, open the Control Panel, go to the Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound section, and select the Mouse link.

windows mouse link in the control panel app
Windows mouse link in the control panel app

Same as above, on the Mouse Properties window, under the Wheel tab, the default is:

  • Roll the wheel one notch to scroll:
    • The following number of lines at a time: 3
    • One screen at a time

You can increase or decrease the lines to scroll at a time to your desired level between 1 to 100.

windows roll the mouse wheel one notch to scroll following number at a time
Windows roll the mouse wheel one notch to scroll the following number simultaneously.

You can also choose One screen at a time on the Mouse Properties window.

windows mouse wheel scroll setting one screen at a time in control panel
windows mouse wheel scroll setting one screen at a time in the control panel

Change mouse scroll speed using the Windows registry editor

Yet another way to change the Mouse scroll speed is to use the Windows registry editor.

First, open the Windows registry editor. Then go to the folder key listed below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
change mouse scroll settings in windows registry
change mouse scroll settings in the windows registry

In the right pane of the Desktop key, double-click on the WheelScrollLines string value (REG_SZ) to modify it.

Enter a value data between 1 to 100 for the number of lines to scroll.

A value data of -3 chooses to scroll one screen at a time.

change mouse scroll settings in windows registry value data
change mouse scroll settings in windows registry value data

Save your change and exit.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to change the Mouse scroll speed in Windows 11. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to add.

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