Mouse scroll sensitivity in Parallels Desktop

Published 21 May 2014

I use Parallels Desktop to run Windows from a dedicated partition on my Mac. It works great, but requires some setup.

One thing that I have had problems with, is that the mouse scroll sensitivity is too sensitive in Visual Studio. A careful stroke was enough to send me to either the top or bottom of my solution in Solution Explorer.

The solution to this problem was to go to Virtual Machine > Configure > Mouse & Keyboard and uncheck an option called ”Enable smooth scrolling”. Unchecking this option solved my problems, although I am sure that it will cause some side-effects later on.