Firefox is a web browser created and maintained by the Mozilla Foundation. Together with Google Chrome, they dominate the web browser market. With each new version, Firefox improves and improves even the latest stable version, is considered by Mozilla as the fastest. However, scroll down does not feel as fast and smooth as it should. So in this post, I am going to teach you how to improve Firefox scroll down.
Is slowness a Firefox problem or a simple bad reputation?
The truth is that Firefox has always performed less well than Google Chrome. This has always been the case, but since the Quantum version, this gap has decreased quite a bit. So much so that it is possible to say that Firefox has become the main alternative to Google Chrome. However, in Linux Firefox is everyone’s preferred option.
Although Firefox has improved, many users still claim that when browsing many websites, scrolling down is not smooth. Or it does not work as it should. Then it feels like the browser is slow when it is not.
Improve the Firefox scroll Downfire
To achieve our goal, it is necessary to access the browser configuration and modify some values. With this, we will obtain more fluid navigation and according to our times.
Open Firefox and in the address bar type
about:config and press Enter. You will see a warning that tells you that you can crash the browser. Click on the blue I accept the risk button.
Now in the search box, type
mousewheel.min_line_scroll_amount and modify the value. To do this double click and assign a value of 100. To save the change click Ok.
Then search for
general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMaxMS and assign it the value of 600. Remember that to do so you must double click on it.
Finally, search for the
general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMinMS and assign it the value of 400.
For all this to work, you need to restart Firefox. And now you have learned how to improve Firefox scroll down.
If you are a web developer you can read our post about Firefox Dev.
Thank you for this!
I ended up setting mousewheel.min_line_scroll_amount to 50. 100 was a bit much