Microsoft Mouse Wheel Scrolling Too Fast: “Have You Tried Turning it Off & On Again?”

The most common running joke from The IT Crowd just fixed my mouse.

Out of the blue, my normally-great wireless mouse began scrolling as if I were that speed-reading infomercial guy from the ’90s. After checking a few useless Microsoft answer pages, I unplugged the USB for the mouse and plugged it back in.

Voila. It scrolls perfectly again.


If you haven’t watched this show, watch it. The first episode is kind of dumb but serves a purpose. I think?

Just a reminder that the on/off, plug/unplug trick will fix it 90% of the time. (And I’m right an estimated 80% of the time.)

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