Turn off Smooth Scrolling

You can help screen readers and voice recognition programs work better by turning off Smooth Scrolling. If Smooth Scrolling is left on, screen readers will sometimes read part of the next link and/or extraneous information, along with the next link. When Smooth Scrolling is turned off, screen readers will continue to read links correctly even when the next link is off the current screen. Voice recognition programs may perform better as well. Here's how to turn this option on or off.

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To turn on Smooth Scrolling using your mouse

  1. Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.

  2. In Control Panel, make sure you are in Classic View, with all Control Panel icons showing. If not, click Switch to Classic View in the left pane of Control Panel.

  3. Click Internet Options to open the Internet Options dialog box. Click the Advanced tab and scroll down to the Settings: Browsing heading. Select or clear the Use smooth scrolling check box.

  4. Click OK, and then click the Close button.

To turn on Smooth Scrolling using your keyboard

  1. Display the Start menu by pressing Ctrl+Esc (or the Windows logo key). Then open Control Panel by pressing C.

  2. In Control Panel, make sure you are in Classic View, with all Control Panel icons showing. If not, go to the left pane of Control Panel and open Switch to Classic View by pressing Tab and then Enter. Press the arrow keys to move to Internet Options, and then press Enter.

  3. In the Internet Options dialog box, move to the Advanced tab by pressing Ctrl+Tab. Move to the Use smooth scrolling setting by pressing the Down Arrow key. Turn the setting on or off in the check box by pressing Spacebar. Press Enter to save your settings.

  4. Close Control Panel by pressing Alt+F, C.