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Does Windows 8 have a smooth scrolling feature?

I have a Chrome extension that works for the browser but was hoping to implement it everywhere.

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I don't see anything so far. Was there anything in Windows 7 for this? – Caleb Jares Oct 29 '12 at 17:15
All I can think of as a system-wide setting is the "Smooth scroll list boxes" option under Visual/Performance Options. – Karan Oct 29 '12 at 17:17
@Karan I have that click, that's why I asked because it seems like they have a feature but I can't tell a difference with it checked or unchecked. – Nick Oct 29 '12 at 17:19
Might depend on the graphics card. TBH doesn't seem to make all that big a difference on my system as well. – Karan Oct 29 '12 at 17:21
You can change the setting in mouse properties "wheel" tab, set vertical to 1, it will help, but more than likely you will need a third party mouse and driver that allows for more control. – Moab Oct 29 '12 at 17:23
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There isn't a specific Smooth Scrolling mouse option, but you can essentially do just that.

In Mouse Properties, under the wheel tab, reducing the number of lines to 1 (for both horizontal and vertical). While this may not be exactly what you are looking for, it will make your scrolling a lot smoother.

Sources: here and a video here.

Edit: There is a utility called TwoFingerScroll that enables smooth scrolling for Synaptics based Trackpads. Source

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It's a shame for Windows, this has to be the only answer. There are ultra smooth mouses from Logitech, I wonder when those will be supported... – modiX Apr 27 '15 at 18:17

Download and install Mouse and Keyboard Center 2.3 (formerly IntelliPoint IntelliType Pro) from their website and it will smooth out any setup.

It works with any mouse (at least any mouse I've used so far).

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What do you mean by it will smooth out any setup ?? – pun Dec 21 '15 at 3:39
You can merge your accounts here Brendan: – MC10 Dec 21 '15 at 9:23
It only works with Microsoft devices (at least not MY mouse...) – Drarig29 Jun 30 at 9:01

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