Touch Scrolling Friction - Change in Windows 8

How to Change Touch Scrolling Friction in Windows 8 and 8.1

information   Information
If you a touch screen, then you can scroll content by touching the screen (aka: touch scrolling), and sliding the finger to reveal more content.

This tutorial will show you how to change the amount of friction to increase or decrease the speed of scrolling by touch in your account in Windows 8, RT, and 8.1.

EXAMPLE: Touch Scrolling in Windows 8
NOTE: This video is just an example of default touch scrolling in Internet Explorer, but does apply to all touch scrolling in Windows. The video looks best if viewed full screen.

Here's How:

1. Press the :winkey: + R keys to open the Run dialog, type regedit, and press Enter.

2. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes.

3. In Registry Editor, navigate to the Touch key location below. (see screenshot below)

4. In the right pane of Touch, double click/tap on the Friction DWORD to modify it. (see screenshot above)

5. Type in a number between 0 to 64 for how much friction you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

Note   Note
32 is the default data value.

You can play with setting different values and test afterwards to see what touch scrolling speed works best for you.

0 = No friction, and faster touch scrolling.

64 = More friction, and slower touch scrolling.


6. Sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.

That's it,



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