I'm on Sierra, using a regular mouse with a scroll wheel that "ticks" when scrolling. I want to be able to scroll a single "tick" and have that actually do something, right now I have to scroll a few "ticks" at once before it picks up that I scrolled at all. This is really annoying because scrolling becomes something that's way out of control, I either don't scroll as much as I intended or too much. How do I set it to pick up that I scroll even when it's only a single "tick"?

  • @Tetsujin It's everywhere, in finder, in the browser, in code files in xcode. I'd rather not use a third party app for this, is there really no setting in the OS to just make it do stuff when I tell it to do stuff?
    – Kevin
    Oct 14, 2016 at 9:28
  • What you are describing is not actually default behaviour, I'd test on with different mouse, just in case it's something specific to that one. I use an old Logitech MX518 usually with SteerMouse for 'advanced' functionality; but even using the stock Apple drivers & Control Panel, one tick is one tick in all but that one app [known to display that behaviour on all Macs since an update a couple of years ago]
    – Tetsujin
    Oct 14, 2016 at 9:31
  • @Tetsujin It's not the mouse, it's not the mac. This happens with all mouses and all macs we have here in the office. I have to scroll at least 3 or 4 ticks to make something happen on screen and if I scroll too slowly even 3 or 4 isn't enough. Magic mouses do scroll immediately, even when barely touching the scroll part of it, but those things hurt my wrist.
    – Kevin
    Oct 14, 2016 at 9:38
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    this is a confirmed Sierra bug. We have to wait
    – giammin
    Oct 19, 2016 at 11:16
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    @DmitryShvedov confirmed by community.. there are tons of reports online. There is not an ufficial Apple report (and probably never will be)
    – giammin
    Nov 8, 2016 at 12:50


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