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Windows 7: Annoying Mouse Wheel lag when scrolling Firefox


23 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Annoying Mouse Wheel lag when scrolling Firefox

I even got it right now when I tried to scroll down a tiny bit to this text box. I scroll all the time with the mouse wheel, probably around 90% of the time, and it's very frustrating when it actually doesn't do anything. I've had times where I've just sat there and scrolled for about an entire second, and the page just sits there. I never had this problem in XP, and it is not the mouse going bad, or the mouse wheel going bad. It doesn't matter if I "spin" the wheel as fast as I can, or just move it one groove down. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't.

It's a Logitech MX518, and I've installed all the drivers for it from the website.

The lag becomes very apparent if there is some sort of animation on the screen, particularly flash, however, even these small animations to the right (the smiles emoticons) seem to lag it, if that has anything to do with it.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
J

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23 Dec 2009   #2

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As a starting point, go to control panel, then mouse. Select the speed etc, that suits you best.
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23 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Hello and thank you for replying so promptly to my post,

It was currently set on 3. I took it down to 1 (which is far too low for what I need), then to 2, and then to 3, and now there does not appear to be any lag when I'm scrolling. Perhaps somehow that fixed it! Let's hope it retains. I'll post back if it does not.

Thanks again,
J
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03 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Well, unfortunately my problem is not solved. I have now come to realize that it isn't just in Firefox - it's anywhere I try to scroll, even when I use my mousewheel to scroll through weapons in a video game. It's *very* annoying, and quite noticeable.

Any ideas?
Thanks,
J
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03 Jan 2010   #5

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Go to tools at the top of IE page...Internet options.....advanced....browsing....check allow smooth scrolling or similar for your situation. Hope this helps.
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03 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks for replying Richard.

The title of the post specifically states that the problem is in Firefox, and my followup reply indicated that this problem is throughout the computer. Regardless, I opened Advanced options in IE as you suggested, and smooth scrolling was already checked. I don't think it will have any impact on how the mousewheel interacts with Windows.

Any other ideas?

Thanks,
J
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03 Jan 2010   #7

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

I am familiar with IE, so I used the IE example there should be something similar in FF. Try this too.
Change the Speed of Mousewheel Scrolling in Firefox - PC World

or this

http://www.bizzntech.com/2008/06/19/...g-in-firefox-3
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04 Jan 2010   #8

 

@Richard
the thread starter has identified the mouse lag is not only with FF or browsers. Its happening always.

@jbradshaw77
did u try with any other mouse, a spare one if u hv?
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04 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thank you both for the help.

There do not appear to be any problems scrolling with a ps2 mouse with mousewheel. Everything is quite smooth. I unfortunately do not have a usb mouse with mousewheel to try.

J
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04 Jan 2010   #10

 

in that case, uninstal the logitech drivers completely, restart with the mouse connected and let windows choose the best one.
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