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I am using Vim 7.3.829 on Windows 7, how can I disable the scroll wheel completely in the settings of Vim?

  • Try :set mouse= – FDinoff Jun 23 '13 at 3:23
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    The scroll wheel is hard-coded on Windows, so you cannot map it and 'set mouse' does nothing I've discovered. – Shane Thornton Jun 23 '13 at 7:48
  • On every platform, set mouse affects only pointing and clicking, not the scroll wheel. – poolie Jan 14 '18 at 17:21
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You need to map the various scroll wheel events to <nop>:

:nmap <ScrollWheelUp> <nop>
:nmap <S-ScrollWheelUp> <nop>
:nmap <C-ScrollWheelUp> <nop>
:nmap <ScrollWheelDown> <nop>
:nmap <S-ScrollWheelDown> <nop>
:nmap <C-ScrollWheelDown> <nop>
:nmap <ScrollWheelLeft> <nop>
:nmap <S-ScrollWheelLeft> <nop>
:nmap <C-ScrollWheelLeft> <nop>
:nmap <ScrollWheelRight> <nop>
:nmap <S-ScrollWheelRight> <nop>
:nmap <C-ScrollWheelRight> <nop>

Then copy and paste those lines and change "nmap" to "imap", and then do it again for "vmap".

See:

:help scroll-mouse-wheel
:help <nop>

And if you are unfamiliar with mappings:

:help map.txt
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You can unmap these,

   :map <ScrollWheelUp> <C-Y>
   :map <S-ScrollWheelUp> <C-U>
   :map <ScrollWheelDown> <C-E>
   :map <S-ScrollWheelDown> <C-D>

Ref: vimdoc Scrolling with a mouse wheel.

There should also be a single configuration, but I can't seem to locate it at this time.

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  • Upvoted this for the doc link, but note that people actually want the opposite of the commands shown here: they should remap these to <nop> as shown in the other answer. – poolie Jan 14 '18 at 17:26

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