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Change Mouse Wheel Scroll Settings (All Windows)

This tweak determines the number of lines scrolled for each rotation of the mouse wheel on a Microsoft IntelliMouse (or compatible) when no modifier keys (such as [Ctrl] or [Shift]) are pressed.

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If the value of this entry is 0, the screen will not scroll when the mouse wheel is turned. If the value of this entry is greater than the number of lines visible in the window, the screen will scroll up or down by one page. To direct Windows NT to interpret all wheel rotations as page-up or page-down commands, set the value of this entry to 0xffffffff.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|WheelScrollLinesREG_SZ"3"|
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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: WheelScrollLines
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: 0 - 0xFFFFFFFF

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Last modified: October 12, 2002