Finally, Chrome has got the smooth scrolling feature which will be available to Windows and Linux platforms with Chrome 49 stable. If you’re using Chrome canary or dev, you can experience it.
If the smooth scrolling is not so smooth for you then you can disable it by visiting chrome://flags/#enable-smooth-scrolling, expect Google to remove this flag in the future, it’s not clear whether the Chrome team will offer an option in settings to disable Smooth Scrolling, which Firefox does.
- Visit Chrome://flags in the browser,
- Find ‘Smooth Scrolling’ flag and select disabled, restart the browser.
A bug or request has submitted 8 years back to add smooth scrolling feature to the Chrome browser, till now this feature was available behind the flags, finally, we can able to use it in Chrome with version 49.
According to Chromium development Calendar and release info page, estimated Chrome 49 stable release date is March 8th, 2016.
Note: Mac version of Chrome has currently keyboard scrolling enabled, but not mouse wheel scrolling (?).
Do you feel scrolling in Chrome is slow and laggy at the moment? Will you appreciate Google efforts to add smooth scrolling feature to the browser? Will you use it or disable it? After all, it is number 8 on the old open feature list and 16th on the most open bug starred list.