There’s so much about Google Chrome that I like and it’s been my main browser for quite a while now. There was one annoyance that happened when I sat at my desk, using a full keyboard and a scroll mouse. The scroll action to the mouse just didn’t always seem right.
It seemed slow and jaggy at times.
But no more. I read about and installed the Chromium Smooth Wheel Scroller. There is a smooth scrolling option available if you’re brave enough to ignore the warnings and go to chrome://flags/ and experiment. Sadly, as of the current release, it’s not available for the Macintosh. However, this extension has you covered and more
Install the extension and then right click to head to the configuration options.
Then, quite frankly, it’s just a matter of adjusting the sliders until the scroll wheel does what you need.
The cool thing about Chrome is that you install the extension in one installation and, with synching turned on, it appears on them all. So, I installed it under Linux where I use the scroll wheel and shortly thereafter, it appeared on my Macintosh. I had spent some time configuring it under Linux and got it just right. Fire up the Mac and Whoa! It takes a little while since the trackpad has a different level of sensitivity so it was back to the sliders to get it just right there.
It was worth the time and effort. Scrolling is even smoother on all the machines now. It’s so nice. There are other little niceties like having the screen bounce when you reach the bottom like iOS.
All in all, I just have to recommend this extension if you’re looking to customize your scrolling experience. Be prepared to spend a little time adjusting it until it feels just right. Once you get the knack of it, hide the button and never look back.
- How to improve mouse scrolling in Google Chrome (pcworld.com)