[Solved] Mouse Scroll Wheel Problem In Google Chrome

by Rohit Khurana on December 11, 2010


After a recent update of Google chrome which happened on my Google Chrome Dev Channel yesterday, the mouse scroll wheel stopped working on the way to scroll up the page. Scroll down functionality seemed to work fine. When you restart your computer, Google Chrome updates are almost automatically implemented without user intervention. So yesterday (10 December, 11 AM IST) when I started my computer, I first observed this problem. In this post, I will share how to get rid of this problem.


To solve this problem, all you need is the latest update of the Google chrome on Dev channel which is – 9.0.597.16 dev, which has fix to this Mouse Scroll wheel problem, I will tell you how to get this update.

To get the latest update, first click on the small tool icon on the top right of the screen and click on “About Google Chrome”. Doing this will show the installed version of the Google Chrome and will also check the Google for any new updates of chrome. If there is a new update available, it will download the updates and ask you to re-start Google Chrome.



After the update is complete and Google Chrome is restarted, the problem will be gone.


The above success message means that the new update has been applied and the problem will be fixed. You can use this method to check for updates and install updated manually for Google Chrome. Hope you also got rid of the annoying scroll wheel problem after this update as I did.

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caryxander December 11, 2010 at 6:26 pm

I noticed this problem too. It didn’t occur to me that it was a Chrome problem. I assumed it was my mouse. This article is the first I’ve heard of anyone else with the problem. The solution here is moot, because Google already pushed out the update. Kudos to Google for the fast turnaround!

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