How To : Enable Smooth Scrolling Across Browsers in Windows
Smooth Scrolling is a technique which reduces the sudden jumps in display while scrolling. The content will appear to seamlessly flow in and out of the screen as you scroll. Smooth Scrolling reduces strain on your eye and prevents you from getting disoriented. It’s one of those things every browser should ship with. In this article I will go mention briefly how you can enable smooth scrolling in Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera
Smooth Scrolling in Internet Explorer
Open Internet Options via Control Panel or Internet Explorer Tools Menu. Select the Advanced tab. Locate the “Use Smooth Scrolling” option (present inside the Browsing section). Make sure that this option is checked.
Smooth Scrolling in Firefox
By default Firefox comes with a pretty decent Smooth Scrolling feature. To enable it open the Options dialogue box via the Tools menu. Select the Advanced Tab and make sure that Smooth Scrolling (listed under Browsing) is enabled. If you want more control over the scrolling behaviour of Firefox opt for an extension like SmoothWheel (don’t forget to check out my Essential Firefox Addons Collection).
Smooth Scrolling in Opera
Type opera:config#UserPrefs|SmoothScrolling in the address bar and hit enter. Make sure that the check-box next to Smooth Scrolling is ticked.
Smooth Scrolling in Maxthon
Maxthon (shell for Internet Explorer) users can enjoy smooth scrolling by installing Smooth Scroll addon for Maxthon.
Smooth Scrolling in Safari
Unfortunately I couldn’t find any option for toggling Smooth Scrolling in Safari for Windows (v4). Do let me know if there is some workaround. Mac users can enable it from System Preferences > Appearance > Use smooth scrolling.
Smooth Scrolling in Google Chrome
Google Chrome doesn’t offer Smooth Scrolling at the moment. Hopefully this feature would be added soon.