Smooth Scrolling on External Mouse

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  1. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    I'm constantly switching between using my trackpad and my external. My external is just a simple Logitech M225. 3 buttons, wireless, just basic. Is it possible to get the nice fluid scrolling I can get with the trackpad? I don't need momentum, just nice smooth scrolling and not bumping scrolling.
     
  2. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    Sorry, I think you're at the mercy of the mouse driver for you Logitech.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I'm not familiar with that model, but have you tried pressing down on the scroll wheel, like it was a button? I can do that with all my Logitech mice to switch between smooth (freewheel) scrolling and a "notched" scrolling.
     
  4. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    This isn't quite what the OP is asking. You're referring to whether or not the scroll wheel clicks, but the smoothness of the scroll is the same regardless of ratcheted or ball-bearing mode.

    OP, this is likely not possible. The "resolution" of the scroll wheel of your Logitech is not high enough to produce the smoothness of scroll you're looking for. Your trackpad senses scroll movement much more accurately than your mouse.

    To illustrate, scroll very slowly with your trackpad, and then scroll very slowly with your mouse. You'll see the page jump after a certain point with the mouse. That will show the difference between what the mouse can see and what the trackpad sees in terms of movement. That's either a hardware limitation or a driver setting. If you can't adjust this behavior with the Logitech drivers (assuming you use them, I know I don't) then you're stuck.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    While this may be true for some mice, I've never seen a difference in accuracy or sensitivity between the trackpad and any mouse I've used. I'm far more accurate with a mouse, and the scrolling, even very slowly, is just as smooth and accurate as the trackpad.
     
  6. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Really? I have a Logitech MX Performance (the current top-end Logitech mouse) and scrolling is far less sensitive than the trackpad. Are you using the Logitech drivers, OS X's drivers, or something else? I'd love to get better scrolling on this...
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I've always used the LCC, first with the VX Nano, now with the Anywhere Mouse MX.
     
  8. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    I'll have to check that out. Logitech's drivers were horrible 4 or 5 years ago, so I never used them. USB Overdrive has been my driver of choice since then.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I know many have complained about them, but I've never had a single problem with them, even back then.
     
  10. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Well, after installing the scrolling is much improved, so I'll see about sticking with it. My main issue with the drivers was that my old Logitech mouse would take about 20 seconds to be recognized by the computer after the mouse itself woke from sleep (not computer sleep) with the Logitech drivers, but worked instantly with OS X drivers. That was enough to turn me off to the LCC.
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Interesting! I've never experienced that. Let me know how it works out after using it for a while.
     
  12. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    I will in probably 20 minutes or so when I come back to my computer after doing some cleaning around the apartment. Haha, my wife won't feel relaxed on Christmas day unless it is clean (not that I blame her).

    OP, sorry for hijacking your thread, hope you found some useful information. Looks like installing the Logitech drivers (LCC = Logitech Control Center) might get you what you're looking for.
     
  13. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Doesn't happen now. Must have been an issue with the version of the drive I had back then...
     
  14. Hermanart macrumors newbie

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    download "Smooth scroll" should be the first webpage
     
  15. jbarley, Sep 20, 2016
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    jbarley macrumors 68030

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    holy "necropost" Batman.:D
     

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