Speed Up Firefox mouse scrolling in Linux Mint

Discussion in 'Linux' started by Antilope, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. Antilope

    Antilope MDL Member

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    #1 Antilope, Oct 29, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2016
    To speed up mouse scrolling speed in Firefox in Linux Mint. This also works in Pale Moon browser.
    Also makes scrolling smoother and less jumpy.
    (This also works in other Ubuntu based distros.)

    In the Firefox URL field type,
    about:config
    and press Enter.

    In the Search field type,
    mouse


    Double-click on...

    mousewheel_system_scroll_override_on_root_content.enabled, default, boolean, false

    to toggle it to true.

    The line will now be displayed as:
    mousewheel_system_scroll_override_on_root_content.enabled, user set , boolean, true

    Click on the Firefox top menu
    Edit, Preferences,

    Click on
    Advanced, General

    Make sure
    [X] Use Smooth Scrolling
    is checked.

    This speeds up my mouse scrolling considerably in Firefox.
     
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  2. ausernamenoonehas

    ausernamenoonehas MDL Member

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    Thanks for this - got any more tweaks? :biggrin:
     
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  3. Antilope

    Antilope MDL Member

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    #3 Antilope, Dec 14, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2015
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    I didn't like the Firefox Search Bar. I rarely used it. It takes up valuable real estate that can be used by other ADD-ONS Icons.
    I Just do my searches directly in Google or Bing.

    To remove the Firefox Search Bar (this actually just moves it and stores it away, you can bring it back),
    -Click on the upper right menu icon (three lines).
    -Click CUSTOMIZE
    -Left Click, Hold and Drag the Firefox Search Bar down to the Additional Tools and Features area. It will be saved there in case you want to bring it back.
    -Click EXIT CUSTOMIZE.

    The Firefox Search Bar is now gone and the space can be used to add additional ADD-ONS Icons.

    If you want the Firefox Search Bar back, just drag it back to the original place after clicking CUSTOMIZE.
     
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