Scroll wheel too sensitive in Linux in General Z Discussion Posted August 19 @Skip Sorry for the confusion. By Smooth Scroll I was referring to the Windows specific feature which enables finer scrolling granularity. (Further details can be found here if you're interested.) A side effect of this feature is a single "notch" of the scroll wheel will send multiple scroll events to make up for the fact that each scroll event is smaller. This is fine on Windows where it knows how to scale these events, but MacOS and Linux treat them as regular scroll events which massively increases scroll-speed. Due to this issue mice with smooth scrolling support have this feature disabled by default and only enable it when they connect to Windows. So it only becomes a problem if one is connected to Windows, then switches to another OS without loosing power/resetting in-between.