How to Scroll Through Photos Fast on Windows 10

You may be used to tapping the arrow keys to quickly scroll through images in Windows’ Photos app, but an even faster method is using the mouse wheel.

Windows 10

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
December 7, 2021

You may be used to tapping the arrow keys to quickly scroll through images in Windows’ Photos app, but an even faster method is using the mouse wheel. Let’s explore how to make the mouse wheel scroll instead of zoom.

This is for devices running Windows 10

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By default, when an image is open in Photos and you use your mouse wheel, your photo either zooms in or zooms out. By adjusting Photos’ settings, you can change this behavior so the mouse wheel opens the next or previous photo in your folder.

First, open the Photos app on your Windows 10 device by opening the Start menu, entering Photos in the Cortana search box, and clicking the app in the search results. Refer to the below image:

Photos 1
Selecting your Photos app

Next, in the top right-hand corner, click the three dots Menu. See the below image:

Photos 2
Selecting Photos Menu

Now, select Settings to open the Photos app’s Settings Menu. See the following image:

Photos 3
Selecting Photos Settings

Next, scroll down to the Viewing and Editing section. At the bottom of this section, in the Mouse Wheel subsection, enable the View next or previous item option. Refer to the below image:

Photos 4
Changing your mouse wheel option

And that’s it. In Photos, your mouse wheel will now navigate between the images in your folder.

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Author: Raymond

I am Raymond Oglesby, an Information Technology (IT) specialist with 30 years in the field. I have taught Microsoft Applications and troubleshot computers in 15 countries and many States. My career was focused on mainframes and desktops from application development to implementation. I have written hundreds of programs for various architectures. I decided to start a blog to share my knowledge and experiences with you. I plan on updating this blog at least twice a week about smart phone apps to Windows. Please feel free to leave a Comment or Tweet. I would love to hear from you. Do you have a computer tech question? I will do my best to answer your inquiry. Please mention the app and version that you are using. To help me out, you can send screenshots of your data related to your question.

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