How to adjust mouse scroll speed in windows 10

Last Updated: Feb 16, 2024 by

If you’re someone who spends a lot of time on your computer, you know how important it is to have your mouse set up just the way you like it. One of the most common complaints among Windows 10 users is the default mouse scroll speed being too slow or too fast. Luckily, adjusting the mouse scroll speed in Windows 10 is a quick and easy process. In this article, we’ll show you how to adjust your mouse scroll speed to your liking.

Accessing Mouse Settings

The first step to adjusting your mouse scroll speed is to access your mouse settings. To do this, click on the Start button and type “mouse settings” in the search bar. Click on the “Mouse settings” option that appears.

Adjusting Scroll Speed

Once you’re in the mouse settings, click on the “Additional mouse options” link on the right side of the window. This will open the Mouse Properties window. Click on the “Wheel” tab at the top of the window.

In the “Vertical Scrolling” section, you’ll see a slider labeled “The following number of lines at a time.” This is where you can adjust your mouse scroll speed. Moving the slider to the left will decrease the scroll speed, while moving it to the right will increase it. You can also test the scroll speed by using the preview window below the slider.

Fine-Tuning with Registry Editor

If you find that the slider in the Mouse Properties window doesn’t give you enough control over your mouse scroll speed, you can fine-tune it even further using the Registry Editor. To access the Registry Editor, press the Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box. Type “regedit” and hit Enter.

In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop. On the right side of the window, look for a value called “WheelScrollLines.” If it doesn’t exist, right-click on an empty space and select New > String Value. Name the new value “WheelScrollLines.”

Double-click on the “WheelScrollLines” value and change the value data to the number of lines you want to scroll at a time. The default value is 3, but you can change it to any number you want. Click OK to save your changes.

Adjusting Mouse Sensitivity

In addition to adjusting the scroll speed, you may also want to adjust your mouse sensitivity. This can be done in the Mouse Properties window under the “Pointer Options” tab. Here, you can change the speed of your mouse cursor and adjust other settings such as pointer trails and snap to.


Adjusting your mouse scroll speed and sensitivity in Windows 10 is a simple process that can greatly improve your overall user experience. Whether you prefer a slower or faster scroll speed, or need to fine-tune it to your exact preferences, these steps will help you achieve the perfect mouse setup. Give it a try and see the difference it makes in your daily computer use.

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