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How do i make the arrow scrolling go back to previous versions of firefox (arrow keys are scrolling to much)?

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As I tend to use the arrow keys to scroll on my laptop as it is to hard to do it with the mouse. I like to be able to go one line of text at a time. When i updated to Firefox 10 i started to scroll 3 lines at a time. So i was wondering if there was anyway i can change it one line scroll or whether i should roll back a version?

As I tend to use the arrow keys to scroll on my laptop as it is to hard to do it with the mouse. I like to be able to go one line of text at a time. When i updated to Firefox 10 i started to scroll 3 lines at a time. So i was wondering if there was anyway i can change it one line scroll or whether i should roll back a version?

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That actually gave me an idea which i then used to fix the problem. thanks cor-el

For anyone that has this problem, do the following:


  1. Go to about:config
  2. Scroll to mousewheel.withcontrolkey.action
  3. Change Value column value to 1
  4. Restart Firefox

And that is how I fixed the problem

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cor-el
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I do not know of a way to do that. You can only set the scroll amount for the mouse wheel via the mousewheel prefs on the about:config page, but you can't do that for the keyboard navigation keys.

I do not know of a way to do that. You can only set the scroll amount for the mouse wheel via the <b>mousewheel</b> prefs on the about:config page, but you can't do that for the keyboard navigation keys.

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That actually gave me an idea which i then used to fix the problem. thanks cor-el

For anyone that has this problem, do the following:


  1. Go to about:config
  2. Scroll to mousewheel.withcontrolkey.action
  3. Change Value column value to 1
  4. Restart Firefox

And that is how I fixed the problem

That actually gave me an idea which i then used to fix the problem. thanks cor-el For anyone that has this problem, do the following: # Go to '''about:config''' # Scroll to '''mousewheel.withcontrolkey.action''' # Change '''Value column''' value to '''1''' # Restart Firefox And that is how I fixed the problem

Modified by Aza11112

cor-el
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That pref determines what happens if you rotate the mouse scroll wheel while the CTRL key is pressed.
The normal action is to zoom the page.

That pref determines what happens if you rotate the mouse scroll wheel while the CTRL key is pressed.<br /> The normal action is to zoom the page.
Baldape 8 solutions 139 answers
Or could've tried SmoothWheel. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/smoothwheel/?src=ss
cor-el
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Yes, there are extension that work both for the mouse and the keyboard, but they can only be set to scroll an amount of pixels and not to scroll one line regardless of font-size (height) of the text.


Yes, there are extension that work both for the mouse and the keyboard, but they can only be set to scroll an amount of pixels and not to scroll one line regardless of font-size (height) of the text. ---- *SmoothWheel: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/smoothwheel/ *Yet Another Smooth Scrolling: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/yet-another-smooth-scrolling/
acrosome 0 solutions 1 answers

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Fixed it with following modifications to about:config:

Mouse Scroll: mousewheel.withnokey.numlines = 2

mousewheel.withnokey.sysnumlines = false

The second one is defaulted to true, which uses the OS's setting. Using a value of 1 will be a single line but feels slow. Using a value of 2 on the first setting seems more like the old scroll speed, since 6 is the new default

Keyboard:

toolkit.scrollbox.verticalScrollDistance = 2

Fixed it with following modifications to about:config: Mouse Scroll: '''mousewheel.withnokey.numlines = 2''' '''mousewheel.withnokey.sysnumlines = false''' The second one is defaulted to true, which uses the OS's setting. Using a value of 1 will be a single line but feels slow. Using a value of 2 on the first setting seems more like the old scroll speed, since 6 is the new default Keyboard: '''toolkit.scrollbox.verticalScrollDistance = 2'''

Modified by acrosome