Is there a method to simulate the scrolling behavior of a smartphone on a computer mouse?
Perhaps a tool similar to the device toolbar in Chrome development mode that can be applied to any program would be useful. I am using Windows 10 and an external application is acceptable.
I am aware of
Microsoft.Windows.Simulator.exe located in
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Simulator\15.0, but this folder does not exist and I cannot use it in fullscreen mode, which is not ideal for everyday use.
Thank you in advance for any assistance.
As technology continues to evolve, we are faced with new challenges and opportunities. One such challenge is the need to adapt to different devices and platforms. For example, scrolling on a smartphone is different from scrolling on a computer mouse. In this blog post, we will explore whether there is a way to make your mouse scroll as if you were on a smartphone.
Understanding the Differences Between Smartphone and Mouse Scrolling
Before we delve into the possible solutions, it is important to understand the differences between smartphone and mouse scrolling. On a smartphone, scrolling is done by sliding your finger up or down on the screen. The scrolling speed is determined by the speed and distance of your finger movement. On a mouse, scrolling is done by moving the scroll wheel up or down. The scrolling speed is determined by the number of clicks on the scroll wheel.
Smartphone scrolling is more intuitive and fluid than mouse scrolling. However, mouse scrolling allows for more precise control and can be faster when scrolling through long documents or web pages. The challenge is to find a way to combine the best of both worlds.
There are several possible solutions to make your mouse scroll as if you were on a smartphone. Here are some of the most popular ones:
1. Third-Party Software
There are several third-party software applications that can simulate smartphone scrolling on a mouse. One such application is called “Smart Scroll”. This software allows you to adjust the scrolling speed and acceleration to mimic the behavior of a smartphone. It also allows you to customize the scrolling behavior for different applications.
Another popular software is “ScrollNavigator”. This software adds smooth scrolling to your mouse wheel. It also allows you to customize the scrolling behavior for different applications. ScrollNavigator is compatible with Windows 10.
2. Mouse Drivers
Some mouse manufacturers offer software drivers that allow you to customize the scrolling behavior of your mouse. For example, Logitech offers a software driver called “Logitech Options” that allows you to adjust the scrolling speed and acceleration of your mouse. You can also customize the scroll wheel button to perform different functions.
3. Browser Extensions
If you mainly use your mouse for web browsing, you can install browser extensions that simulate smartphone scrolling. For example, the “Smooth Scroll” extension for Google Chrome adds smooth scrolling to your mouse wheel. It also allows you to adjust the scrolling speed and acceleration.
4. Windows Settings
Windows 10 has a built-in feature called “Scroll Inactive Windows”. This feature allows you to scroll through inactive windows by hovering your mouse over them. To enable this feature, go to Settings > Devices > Mouse > Additional mouse options > Wheel tab > Scroll inactive windows when I hover over them.
5. AutoHotkey Scripts
AutoHotkey is a free, open-source scripting language for Windows that allows you to automate tasks and customize your mouse and keyboard. You can create a script that simulates smartphone scrolling by adjusting the scrolling speed and acceleration. However, this requires some programming knowledge.
In conclusion, there are several possible solutions to make your mouse scroll as if you were on a smartphone. The best solution depends on your specific needs and preferences. Third-party software, mouse drivers, browser extensions, Windows settings, and AutoHotkey scripts are all viable options. Experiment with different solutions to find the one that works best for you.
There are a few options you can try to make your mouse scroll like a smartphone:
- You can try using a mouse with a middle button or a tilt wheel. Some mice have a feature that allows you to tilt the wheel to the left or right to scroll horizontally.
- You can use a mouse with a touchpad, such as a laptop touchpad or a separate touchpad accessory, and use two fingers to scroll vertically or horizontally.
- You can try using a mouse with a touch surface, such as a Logitech MX Master 2S, which allows you to scroll by swiping your finger up or down on the surface.
- You can use a third-party utility or software that allows you to customize the mouse scroll behavior. For example, AutoHotkey is a free, open-source utility that lets you create custom scripts to automate tasks and change the way your mouse works. You can use it to create a script that simulates smartphone-style scrolling with your mouse.
I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions.
At present, there is no built-in function that facilitates drag scrolling. However, third-party options are available, which can be found by searching for “drag scroll” online. As a solution, I have created an Autohotkey program that allows drag scrolling using the right mouse button.