- Distribution & Version: Linux Mint 20.3 Cinnamon
- Kernel information: 5.13.0-52-generic
- When did the issue start happening?: A few months ago
- Did anything change that caused it? (hardware change, upgrade): No hardware changes. Possible system/software upgrade?
- What steps do you take that cause the problem?
A few months ago I found that when I scrolled too quickly the page would start going up as desired and then jump back down. This happened with browsers, file manager, applications. Anything where you would scroll.
If I scroll slowly it behaves as expected. I seems to me that the scroll input is saturating and the system is reacting to this by jumping back to an earlier position.
I replaced the mouse with brand new one (Same cheapo Easterntimes Tech D-09) thinking the scroll wheel had gone bad. No change.
I don’t have another working wireless mouse to test with but I tried with an HP wired mouse and it does not have the issue.
I have been very pleased with the ET mouse until the oddness with scrolling showed up. I used the first one for four years before it started doing this. Since the new one is acting the same as the old one, I assume the first one isn’t actually broken.
I tried imwheel and it hasn’t done anything for the scroll issue. I’m still tweaking the settings for different programs because I think it will be useful. But it isn’t the solution to this issue.
I tried the mouse on a different machine (Linux Mint 20.3 XFCE) and the scrolling is screwed up there too.
So: Any ideas on how to fix the scrolling issue? Or, should I buy a new wireless mouse?
If it’s going to be a new mouse, I will have questions.
Thanks for taking the time to look and, hopefully, for thoughts and ideas.
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