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When I scroll in Mac OS X, I have to turn the mouse wheel several times where the scrolling on the computer is very small, and then at the end it jumps a huge distance. This doesn't happen on every app. Firefox has a plugin called SmoothWheel that prevents it from happening, but I'd like to know how I can do it on other apps as well. Does anyone know? Is there a way?

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What mouse are you using? Are you using a proprietary mouse driver, say from the manufacturer, or something like USB Overdrive? Is this a new mouse? If not, when did the behavior start, and had you recently changed or installed anything? – JRobert Oct 20 '10 at 22:06

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Two things come to mind:

  1. You can try playing with the mouse scrolling setting in system preferences (but you've already tried this, right?)
  2. See if there are mouse drivers made for your specific mouse by the manufacturer. For example, Logitech has mouse drivers for their products in many cases that give more refined scrolling (and other) control.
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