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Windows 7: Annoying Mouse Wheel lag when scrolling Firefox

04 Jan 2010   #11
jbradshaw77

Windows 7 x64
 
 

The problem originated with a fresh install of Windows 7 -- the case was still apparent with the stock drivers. Installing the logitech drivers made no difference.

*EDIT* I have turned off Windows AERO, and am noticing an immediate improvement with scrolling. I'll reply back in a day or two with an update. Let's hope this lasts - at least maybe we've narrowed the culprit down.


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05 Jan 2010   #12
Ch@n

 

Is the video adapter the culprit then?
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05 Jan 2010   #13
jbradshaw77

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I had definitely thought about that. However, I certainly have no issues with the games I play. I have an EVGA GTX260. The lag just seems to be very mousewheel specific. If I manually scroll a page up and down using the sidebar (regardless of Aero), it's very smooth.

Still good on scrolling without the Aero turned on. But, I see what you mean - since Aero simply uses more graphics processing, it's possible that it isn't necessarily Aero that is the problem. I'll have to hop on some games tomorrow, and post an update.

J
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14 Jan 2010   #14
jbradshaw77

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Well, as far as I know, this issue is now resolved. Thank you guys so much for the prompt and helpful suggestions.

I ended up taking the damn thing apart and removing whatever gunk I could see near the mousewheel area. After cleaning it as much as I could, I put it back together, and the problem has now seemed to have vanished.

The timing of the glitch really made troubleshooting a nuisance, as it happened RIGHT when I upgraded to Windows 7. So, I automatically assumed Windows 7 was to blame. It wasn't until I moved the mouse to another computer that I discovered the same problem while scrolling up and down on a particular page.

For anyone that might be looking for a solution to this sort of problem, hopefully this post shall serve as your beacon of hope.

I was also aided visually by the photos posted in the following thread at Tech Support Forum:
Anyone opened up a Logitech MX518 Mouse? - Tech Support Forum

Again, thank you guys for the help!

Best wishes,
J
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14 Jan 2010   #15
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jbradshaw77 View Post
Well, as far as I know, this issue is now resolved. Thank you guys so much for the prompt and helpful suggestions.

I ended up taking the damn thing apart and removing whatever gunk I could see near the mousewheel area. After cleaning it as much as I could, I put it back together, and the problem has now seemed to have vanished.

The timing of the glitch really made troubleshooting a nuisance, as it happened RIGHT when I upgraded to Windows 7. So, I automatically assumed Windows 7 was to blame. It wasn't until I moved the mouse to another computer that I discovered the same problem while scrolling up and down on a particular page.

For anyone that might be looking for a solution to this sort of problem, hopefully this post shall serve as your beacon of hope.

I was also aided visually by the photos posted in the following thread at Tech Support Forum:
Anyone opened up a Logitech MX518 Mouse? - Tech Support Forum

Again, thank you guys for the help!

Best wishes,
J
Just glad that you worked it out. Come back any time to use our expertise or to share yours. Good luck
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02 Oct 2013   #16
PinkRayneDrop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Go to Set point settings & untick smooth scrolling. DO the same on Firefox as well. Problem solved.
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02 Oct 2013   #17
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

the OP stated the problem had extended to the rest of windows, not just the browsers.
then he reported back over three and a half years ago
that he had cleaned the mouse and the issue was resolved.
"if you aint fast you're last"
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02 Oct 2013   #18
PinkRayneDrop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I just figured cause I was having this problem often enough & that Google searches kept bringing me back here that it was still relevant today

I know he said it was solved, but then I guess a simple solution was also need for people who happen to come here.
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