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25 September 2007

Adobe Reader 8.1 and Scroll Wheels

Items like this make me all the more amused that the abbreviation for this site is WTF. If you have a mouse with a scroll wheel which is set to scroll by a certain number of lines, Adobe Reader interprets that weirdly. The only workaround I have found is to set the global preference for scrolling to go page-by-page rather than N lines. In Firefox, you can override the settings by going into about:config from the address bar and setting sysnumlines to false and other settings as appropriate (more)-- if, you know, you use Firefox primarily.

I haven't found a mouse utility that successfully overrides for Adobe Reader only. Post something if you have.

1 comment:

  1. Typically the "mouse" settings in the control panel can override the mouse scrolling behavior by application. Try looking at that menu, find the tab/area that deals with scrolling, and see if there is any way to input exceptions. If so, look up Adobe Reader in Programs and Settings on your hard drive. Usually it's at the following location:

    C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe

    This method worked for me! Good luck!