How To: Tweak Your Mouse Settings In Windows Vista For Better Productivity
You may notice when using Windows Aero with WDDM drivers in Windows Vista that scrolling on web pages using your mouse wheel is slow, or jumpy. Every time you use the scroll wheel on your mouse you scroll 4 lines at a time in Windows Vista.This is adequate for most users but did you know that it is possible to tweak this setting to make your scroll wheel more or less sensitive?However, you can greatly increase your productivity with a few simple mouse tweaks in Windows Vista registry.
- Press the Windows Key + R combination on your keyboard to display the Run dialog.
- Type “regedit.exe” (without the quotes), and then press OK.
- If Windows Vista User Account Control(UAC) prompts you to allow the action, click on “Continue”.
- Navigate to the registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop.
- In the right hand side, look for the REG_SZ value “WheelScrollLines”.
- Double click on the REG_SZ value and modify its value from “3” to “2”, or “1” (user preference).
- Click on OK.Set this to a lower value for a more sensitive scroll wheel.
- Larger values equate to larger ‘notches’ on the scroll wheel, but this will require a restart before it’s effective.