Accelerate Page Scrolling in Firefox 3.6




firefox-logo-newFirefox 3.6 was released a few days back and is available for download. The tips and tricks for Firefox 3.6 have already started popping up on the Internet.

This latest Firefox release brings in lots of new features and updates. It was downloaded over 4.5 million times on the first day and  has been downloaded 17 million times in its first week.

In the early Firefox 3.6 builds, a new page scrolling was implemented which was later turned off due to some compatibility issues. That feature is still better for many who find the current page scrolling slow in Firefox 3.6.

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How to Accelerate Page Scrolling in Firefox 3.6

To enable this, follow the simple steps given below:

  1. Go to about:config by typing it in the address box.
  2. Now search for mousewheel.acceleration.start using the filter box and set it to the number of successive mouse scrolls that will trigger acceleration. (Recommended: 3)
  3. Then in mousewheel.acceleration.factor change its value to how many times faster you want to scroll. (Recommended: 5)

That’s it! Your page scrolling with the mouse wheel in Firefox 3.6 should be a lot better now. You can play with the number of values and see what works best for you.

[Via Mozilla Links]

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  • can you explain what is horizontal scroll? Any screenshot or demo?

    i tried and cant find any difference.

    Thanks