How to Turn On or Off Smooth Scrolling on Windows 11/10, Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera?

You may have observed that whenever you scroll up or down any document or web page using the mouse, it gets scrolled three lines at a stretch. That is the default setting in Windows, so when you scroll your Word documents or any web page in any browser, a single scroll wheel notch makes the page jump three lines.

You may have heard the term smooth scrolling to fix this tribulation. As the name suggests, smooth scrolling is a feature that lets you scroll smoothly. This risewindows post will enable you if you want to change to this smooth scrolling on your Windows 11/10 system or in browsers like Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox, and Opera.

How to Change Smooth Scrolling in Windows 11 or 10?

To change the scrolling settings system-wide on your Windows 11 or 10 computer, use the following steps:-

Step 1. First, open Control Panel.

Step 2. Now, click on Hardware and Sound.

Step 3. Click the Mouse option on the next screen. Step 4. After that, switch to the Wheel tab when “Mouse Properties” appears on your computer screen.
Step 5. Next, under the “Vertical Scrolling,” you can increase or decrease the number of lines to scroll simultaneously. Even you can choose One screen at a time to scroll.

Step 6. Click on the Apply button.

Step 7. Click on the OK button.

When you complete the above steps, the changes will be applied system-wide, including in apps and browsers.

Moreover, if you wish to retain the default settings of Windows and only want to change for your web browsers, you can do this in Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Opera, and Firefox.

How to Enable Smooth Scrolling on Edge browser?

To turn on smooth scrolling on the Edge browser, use the following steps:-

Step 1. First, click on the Start button and type systempropertiesadvanced.

Step 2. In those search results, click on the systempropertiesadvanced to open the System Properties window.

Step 3. Then, switch to the Advanced tab.

Step 4. Click on the Settings button under the Performance section.

Step 5. Once the “Performance Options” window appears, switch to the Visual Effects tab.

Step 6. Next, uncheck (To disable) / check (To enable) Smooth-scroll list boxes.

Step 7. Click on the Apply button.

Step 8. After that, click on the OK button.

Step 9. Then, click the OK button again.

For a Chromium-based Edge browser, you can also use the following steps:-

Step 1. First, open Edge browser and type edge://flags in the address bar.

Step 2. Then, hit the Enter key on the keyboard.

Step 3. Next, type smooth in the search box.

Step 4. Now, select Enabled using the drop-down menu “Smooth Scrolling.”

Step 5. Finally, click on the Restart button to apply the changes.

To revert the changes, select Default in step 4 above.

How to Enable Smooth Scrolling in Google Chrome?

To turn on smooth scrolling in the Chrome browser, do the following steps:-

Step 1. First, open Chrome.

Step 2. Then, type chrome://flags in the address bar and hit Enter key on the keyboard.

Experiments-Google-Chrome-1536x1103Step 3. Then after, search for smooth.

Step 4. Now, select Enabled in the “Smooth Scrolling” drop-down menu.

Step 5. Finally, click the Relaunch button to restart the Chrome browser.

To revert the changes, repeat the above steps and from step 4, select the Default option.

How to Enable Smooth Scrolling on Mozilla Firefox?

To turn on smooth scrolling on the Firefox browser, use the following steps:-

Step 1. First, open Firefox.

Step 2. Then, click on three horizontal lines (Open application menu) and select Settings from the drop-down menu.

Step 3. Then after, switch to the General tab on the Firefox Settings page.


Step 4. Now. on the right-side pane of the General tab, scroll down to the Browsing section and check/uncheck Use the smooth scrolling option to enable or disable this feature.

How to Enable Smooth Scrolling in Opera?

To turn on the smooth scrolling Opera browser, use the following steps:-

Step 1. First, open Opera.

Step 2. Then, type opera://flags in the address bar and hit Enter key on the keyboard.

Step 3. Then, type smooth in the search box.

Step 4. Select Enabled in the Smooth Scrolling drop-down menu.

Step 5. At last, click on the Relaunch button to restart the Opera browser.

To revert the changes, repeat the above steps, and from step 4, select Default [Undefined].

That’s it!

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