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A full screenfull is too fast for me to follow; I'd prefer maybe a half screenfull or ~10 lines.

Can this be done?

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It might be easier to do this globally, if you want to consider this option. – peanut_butter Jul 6 '13 at 2:34
@peanut_butter I would be happy to do this globally. How would I do that? – Owen Jul 6 '13 at 4:46
I've asked this a long time ago, it's so annoying on ubuntu. – momo Aug 28 '15 at 16:36
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If you are on a Windows machine, you can use a simple Autohotkey script to remap page up and page down commands to scrolling 10 lines.

PgDn::Send {WHEEL_DOWN 3}

This (untested script) should send the simulate scrolling the wheel 3 times, which should scroll about 9 lines on default settings. You can easily set up a similar solution for page up, and alternatively send DOWN arrow commands, if the WHEEL_DOWN doesn't work as expected.

You can also make use of the #IfWinActive directive to only enable it for the active application.

If you are using another OS, I assume you can find some other hotkey/remap software that could more or less accomplish the same thing.

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On Linux (which is what I am using) there may be a way to do this, too, but I am not sure how. The usual way of remapping keys through xkb makes it hard to produce multiple apparent keypresses in response to one actual keypress. – Owen Jul 6 '13 at 6:30
It seems that this may be doable via… – Owen Sep 14 '13 at 4:16

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