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Control Whether Windows Performs Smooth Scrolling (All Windows) Popular

This setting allow you to disable the Windows smooth scrolling function, which on an low-powered system can cause performance degradation.

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Open your registry and find the key below.

Modify the value, or create a new binary value, named "SmoothScroll" and set it to either '0' for disabled or '1' for enabled.

Log off or restart Windows for the change to take effect.

Note: On some versions of Windows this value may be REG_BINARY (00 00 00 00 = disabled, 01 00 00 00 = enabled) instead.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|SmoothScrollREG_DWORD0x00000000 (0)|
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|HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop|
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Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
Value Name: SmoothScroll
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: August 6, 2001