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Smooth Scrolling in Chrome 91 (and 92) – How to disable?
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In previous versions of Chrome for macOS, scrolling using a scroll-wheel mouse worked the same way as all other applications on the OS. When you moved the scroll wheel, the window would scroll instantly up or down the page. Now in Chrome 91 there is an animation built into the scrolling behaviour which makes scrolling feel laggy and requires more scrolling action to move the same distance. I'd prefer to keep using Chrome as my browser, but this new behaviour is extremely hard to live with. I don't want to use a browser where scrolling works differently than every other app on my computer.

Looking around the web, I see people saying that this can be turned off using chrome://flags/#smooth-scrolling but this option is disabled for me:


I have also tried disabling several other flags that mention "scrolling", but none of them affect this behaviour.

Is there any other way to disable this? Is this something that Chrome just has now and there's no way around it?

Thanks!
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It's definitely a Chromium thing as smooth scrolling has been implemented in Edge and Brave, with no way to disable it in macOS. It's super sluggish and annoying.
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I have noticed this as well and it's absolutely terrible. It's 10x worse in Google docs.
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Smooth scrolling makes me feel sick when using a normal scroll-wheel mouse. Please add smooth scrolling as an option in the settings. I previously had it disabled via flags, but that option is now gone and smooth scrolling is being forced on me.
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This is still happening in Chrome 92, sadly. The --disable-smooth-scrolling ​flag still works, at least. I'm sad that there's no way to save that preference anymore, however.
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