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How does a Logitech scroll wheel detect movement?

There's a diode (probably infrared) and a receptor, one on either sides of the wheel, soldered directly into the green PCB. Wheel is SPOKED, and by turning it you interrupt light travelling from the ...
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How does a Logitech scroll wheel detect movement?

To answer your edit and expanding AAronD's excellent comment, the direction is sensed by a microcontroller by the sequence of the codes when the wheel is turned. For example, the two diodes, when ...
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No smooth scrolling on Windows 10

Here are a couple of settings I found, which you can tweak in Windows 10 to create smoother scrolling throughout the entire OS: Method 1: Right-click on the Windows start button to start in the ...
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Mac OS X zoom in application with mouse wheel

I made Mac Mouse Fix. It lets you zoom in and out by scrolling while holding the Command (⌘) key. It works just like pinch-to-zoom on an Apple Trackpad. On top of that it's open source, easy to use, ...
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Using tmux - scrolling via ssh

Assuming your terminal program is not hijacking the mouse wheel inputs, you should be able to add this to your $HOME/.tmux.conf (for tmux >= 2.1) set-option -g mouse on Depending upon your terminal ...
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Mouse scroll wheel is jumpy

You have to clean your scroll sensor. Dust/hair/etc. can block its work or it can wok in inappropriate way. You can refer to this video for how-to's. Video is about R.A.T 9, but i think it should be ...
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Mac OS X zoom in application with mouse wheel

Logitech mouse can easily setting up Zoom gestures on Logi Options app, the app can be downloaded from Logitech website. Option 1: Use the preset gestures for zoom in/out and smart zoom Option 2: ...
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How does a Logitech scroll wheel detect movement?

I did some research and found out that there are many types of scroll wheel types. It is not just Logitech , but almost all mouse manufacturers use this type of scroll wheel.The one here is optical ...
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How do I disable the middle mouse button click?

Install this softrware https://www.highrez.co.uk/downloads/xmousebuttoncontrol.htm and u have option do disable it or add new function to it.
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Mouse scroll wheel is jumpy

Blow into the scroll whell. It worked for my Steelseries Sensei Raw. This has been annoying me for months, and was fixed in seconds. edit - stopped working again.
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How to disable the mouse wheel scrolling in mpv?

If you click the search bar on the bottom left (next to the Windows start button) you'll then want to type in %appdata% and click enter on your keyboard. This will bring you into your AppData/Roaming ...
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Mac OS X zoom in application with mouse wheel

If you use a Logitech mouse on Logi Options app; go to any button control and switch it to "zoom with mouse wheel". you can then use the programmed button as a "modifier" to ...
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How to make the mouse wheel scroll behave the same on both windows and mac os?

I was going through the system preferences and stumbled upon this option called as Scroll Direction. By default it is checked i.e., the option is set to Natural. If I uncheck the option, the behavior ...
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How do I disable the middle mouse button click?

Download and install Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center. From this application you can easily assign new tasks to mouse buttons including middle button or completely disable it.
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How do I disable the middle mouse button click?

Most mice are easily disassembled and fixed; I've done so more than once. You will need a small screwdriver (e.g. those in eyeglass repair kits) and fine-tipped tweezers. Find an assembly diagram for ...
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Jumpy scrolling with mouse wheel

Check your mouse wheel settings to make sure switch the number of scroll lines to the default 3 lines as below:
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Mouse scroll wheel is jumpy

I had a problem where it scrolls upwards slightly and then down whenever I scrolled the wheel down. I set the number of lines to a multiple of 5 and it worked fine.
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Mouse wheel scrolling in less and vim using urxvt

I wrote this for a very similar question, see https://superuser.com/a/1356948/900060 Paste this in $HOME/.urxvt/ext/vtwheel (create the file if it doesn't exist): #! perl # Implements a scrollwheel ...
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Disable “Ctrl”+mouse wheel zooming in Chrome?

Disable Scroll Wheel Zoom is currently working for me on Chrome 84 / Ubuntu 20.04. I had to restart chrome after installation for it to start working. No MouseWheel Zoom had been broken for the last 8 ...
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Disable “Ctrl”+mouse wheel zooming in Chrome?

The "Zoom Block" extension can help: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/zoom-block/jmomepcgehgfoimapeoinphcloinjfpb It disables page zooming in general, unless/until enabled for specific tabs. ...
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Mac OS X zoom in application with mouse wheel

"I'm a PC" but I have had to convert to Mac, for work. BetterTouchTool has saved most of my hair the last few weeks. Through this app you can customise your Mac to do all sorts of things that you ...
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How do I make Auto Hotkey do Alt+F4 when I press right mouse button and scroll wheel?

I want a script in Auto Hotkey so that I can press Alt+F4 by pressing the right mouse button and scroll wheel. How do I do this? If you haven't already done so, download and install AutoHotkey. ...
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Why were mouse wheels designed with notches?

The original mice with wheels from the 1980s were "freewheeling" and highly annoying. Once you had scrolled the document to where you wanted, you'd let go of the wheel and—invariably—the ...
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How can I get google chrome to switch tabs using the mouse wheel?

I have no issues with Chrome/Chromium on Ubuntu, the functionality you describe just works for me. However I currently have¹ to use Chrome on Windows where I miss this functionality. As some have ...
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How can I get google chrome to switch tabs using the mouse wheel?

There's a Chrome extension for Windows users called AutoControl that adds this feature to the browser. Instructions here: https://www.autocontrol.app/hover-sensitive-shortcuts#scrollwheel-on-tabs You ...
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Mouse scroll wheel has stopped working

Many honest thanks to everyone here and on Reddit, especially @dirkt, for all the help. In the end, I went with the nuclear option: I wiped my root partition and reinstalled Linux. My scrollwheel ...
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Windows: Mousewheel scrolling on window without focus

How can I scroll a window when the mouse cursor is over a window that doesn't have focus? You can use katmouse for this: The prime purpose of the KatMouse utility is to enhance the functionality ...
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Jumpy scrolling with mouse wheel

I have a ms mobile mouse 3500 that runs on its own usb dongle. After trying all sorts of actions, nothing was working. Then I unplugged the dongle and plugged it back in. Scrolling became smooth and ...
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Mousewheel not working in some areas of the screen

Today the problem reoccurred. First thing I tried was removing the bluetooth dongle from my front USB slot (overlooked that one last time). No effect. Then I tried another mouse of the same model. No ...
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Why do mouse wheels stop working correctly with time?

They should not be degrading that fast. I've used mice for over 5 years with no issues. I recommend going with another brand or model if your buying the same one every time. The scroll wheel at ...
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