How to Enable or Disable Inactive Scrolling on Windows 10?

In the older versions of Windows OS, users had to go to a particular window and scroll through the content. In other words, one had to go to the window to be able to scroll through its content. However, we all know Microsoft has developed new features and tools that make users more comfortable with it. In this view, Microsoft has developed a feature called Inactive Scrolling for Windows 10. Using this tool, you don’t need to go to the window. You just have to just hover the mouse over the window and scroll through the content.

Although this feature is excellent and advanced, it can be pretty challenging to get familiar with. If you experience the problem of accidental scrolling, we have a piece of good news for you. You can disable this feature anytime without using a third-party tool.

This risewindows article will discuss two methods to disable Inactive Scrolling on your Windows system. These are as follows:-

  1. Enable or Disable Inactive Scrolling using the Settings app
  2. Turn On/Off Inactive Scrolling through Registry Editor

How to Disable the Inactive Scrolling feature on Windows 10 using the Settings app?

Use the following steps to turn off the Inactive Scrolling feature in Windows 10:-

Step 1: On your computer, open the Settings app.

You can do it by simultaneously pressing the Windows logo + I keys on your keyboard.

Step 2: Go to the Devices category.

Step 3: Click on the Mouse in the left side menu under “Devices.”

Step 4: Turn OFF the toggle next to the “Scroll inactive window when I hover over them” on the right side in the Mouse category.

After completing all the above steps, Inactive Scrolling will be disabled on your Windows 10 computer.

How to Enable the Inactive Scrolling feature in Windows 10 using the Settings app?

Use the following steps to turn on the Inactive Scrolling feature in Windows 10:-

Step 1: On your computer, open the Settings app.

You can do it by simultaneously pressing the Windows logo + I keys on your keyboard.

Step 2: Go to the Devices category.

Step 3: Click on the Mouse in the left side menu under “Devices.”

Step 4: Turn ON the toggle next to “Scroll inactive window when I hover over them” on the right side in the Mouse category.

After completing all the above steps, Inactive Scrolling will be enabled on your Windows 10 computer.

How to Enable or Disable Inactive Scrolling through Registry Editor?

Use the following steps to disable Inactive Scrolling through Registry Editor:-

Step 1: On your computer, press and hold the Windows logo and then press the R key on your keyboard. This will open the Run dialog box.

Step 2: In the Run dialog box, type the following and press Enter:-

regedit

Step 3: As the Registry Editor window opens, browse the following:-

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

Step 4: Double-click on the DWORD (32-bit) Value “MouseWheelRouting” on the right side pane of the desktop. Once you do it, set its “value data” from 2 to 0. This will disable Inactive Scrolling in Windows 10.

Step 5: Click on OK.

Step 6: Finally reboot your computer.

After completing all the above steps, Inactive Scrolling will be disabled on your Windows 10 computer. In case you change your mind in the future and want it enabled again, repeat the above steps and in step 4, change the Value data from 0 to 2.

That is it.

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