How to Turn On or Off Inactive Scrolling on Windows 11?

An inactive scrolling feature introduces in windows 10. Now it continues in Windows 11. This feature allows you to scroll through documents or web pages without focusing on the window. This feature is not active by default. You need to enable them.

In this risewindows article, we will guide you on turning on or Off Inactive Scrolling in Windows 11.

There are at least two methods to enable or disable inactive window scrolling in Windows 11. These are as follows:-

  1. Use the setting app
  2. through the registry editor

How to Turn On or Off Inactive Scrolling on Windows 11 using the Settings app?

To enable or disable the Inactive Scrolling in Windows 11 using the built-in Settings app, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, open the Settings app.

Step 2. When Windows 11 Settings appears on your computer, select Bluetooth & devices on the left side.

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Step 3. Then, click on the Mouse tile on the right side.

Step 4. After that, scroll down in the Mouse settings page and turn On the toggle switch, “Scroll inactive windows when hovering over them.” It enables the Inactive Scrolling on Windows 11.

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To turn off the Inactive Scrolling, turn Off the toggle switch “Scroll inactive windows when hovering over them” in the above step 4.

How to Enable or Disable Inactive Scrolling through Windows 11 Registry Editor?

To enable or disable the Inactive Scrolling using Registry Editor, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, use the Windows + Rhotkey to open the Run command box.

Step 2. Type the following command in the Run box and hit the Enter on the keyboard. It will open the Registry Editor window on your PC.

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Step 3. In the Registry Editor window, browse to the following key:-

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

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Step 4. After that, On the opposite side of the Desktop folder, double click on the REG_DWORD MouseWheelRouting to open it and set the Value data from 2 to 0 to turn off Inactive Scrolling in Windows 11.

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Step 5. Then, click the OK button.

Step 6. At last, restart your computer to apply the changes.

After completing the above steps, it will turn off the Inactive Scrolling feature on your Windows 11 PC. If you want to enable it again, repeat the above steps and in step 4, change the Value data from 0 to 2.

That’s it.

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