[Solved!] Mouse scroll wheel jumps
In this article you will find out:
- why does this issue occur
- how to fix the problem
- how to protect your data
Are you ready? Let's read!
A computer mouse wheel helps speed up the scrolling process and thus makes it easier to find the information you want. However, there are situations when the mouse, namely its wheel, starts to work incorrectly: the smoothness of rotation disappears and the mouse starts scrolling randomly. For example, it jumps up and down or the mouse continues to scroll down. To deal with the “mouse wheel scrolling wrong way” problem, this article will show you some suggested ways to fix the mouse.
Fixing the mouse issue
Quite often, the simplest way to fix the problem of a mouse wheel scrolling erratically is best. For example, a simple reboot deals with single system crashes and issues where you can't "wake up" your mouse.
Also, if you have been using a mouse for a long time, clean off any dirt on it, since this may be what interferes with its normal operation.
If you have a wireless mouse, try different batteries and check the USB connection.
If these methods do not help, try more serious methods:
1. Go to Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center and try to disable some functions:
In the Control Panel, select the "Mouse" link and go to the "Change mouse wheel settings" section. Next, open the Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center.
Next, go to the tab "Basic Settings" and disable fast vertical scrolling and reverse scrolling direction, then click OK.
2. You can also change other mouse settings:
In the Control Panel, select the Mouse section and open the subsection “Wheel and decrease the scrolling speed”.
In the tab “Pointer Options”, clear the “Hide Pointer While Typing” checkbox and click Apply.
3. If you are using a laptop, turn off the touchpad, as the touchpad can be too sensitive and may cause the mouse wheel problem.
To do this, press Win + I to go to the Windows settings page and click on "Devices". Next, select "Touchpad" and uncheck "Swipe with two fingers to scroll".
4. Alternatively, reinstalling the mouse driver may fix the problem (your driver may be outdated or incompatible with the mouse).
In Device Manager, expand “Mice and Other Pointing Devices”. Next, right-click the mouse driver and select "Uninstall device". After uninstalling, restart your computer and the driver will be installed automatically.
You can also download and install the latest update on the mouse manufacturer's website.
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