Is there any other means of scrolling using a mouse besides the wheel or dragging the scroll bars on the right side of the window. Using the wheel is not good for me ergonomically and it is a hassle to move the pointer to the narrow scroll bar and drag that up and down. In Firefox you clicking the middle button goes into a special mode that enables scrolling by moving the mouse up and down. But as far as I know Chrome and other applications don't have that feature.

  • Can you specify which mouse you have, whether you are using a Mac, and the Operating System you are using?
    – AMR
    Jul 22, 2015 at 20:50

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Looks like someone already answered this on SuperUser

SmartScroll is a third party app I've not used, but appears to enable this.

  • My apologies for the initial sloppy formatting. Using my phone Jul 22, 2015 at 23:52
  • It's worth mentioning that, in that SuperUser thread, the free and open-source alternative mentioned is Hammerspoon. See that thread for how to enable middle click mouse pan with it.
    – Tin Man
    Jul 20, 2021 at 10:15

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