02 December 2005
Wheel scroll in VBA editor          
If you are working in the VBA editor and are frustrated because the scroll button on your mouse does not scroll, then pick up this freebie called FreeWheel and drop it in your Windows Start Menu in the startup group.

I have seen some people fix the scrolling problem by using a certain driver (an older version) or by making registry hacks, but FreeWheel is too simple to worry about messing with any other method. No nag screens or any indication it's even running except an icon in the system tray.

A quick check of my Task Manager reveals it only uses about 2400k of memory, one of the lowest in the list.

UPDATE 2006-09-08 - Thanks to Calvin Taylor for alerting me to a Microsoft KB article regarding this topic. Microsoft has their own add-in for the VBA Editor that you may be able to use. I have not tried it though. See:


PermaLink       Posted 12/02/2005 08:00:00 AM     

Comment from: Anonymous Adam Dee
Date: December 5, 2005 at 5:09:00 PM CST  

Thanks for this info. I had been wondering why my mouse scroll wasn't working and know I have a fix.

Comment from: Blogger pseudolus
Date: December 7, 2005 at 5:35:00 AM CST  

Hi, I find Katmouse works more reliably in more apps than Freewheel does. Likely because it has been updated recently whereas Freewheel has not been revved since '99.

Comment from: Blogger R.K. McSwain
Date: December 7, 2005 at 7:39:00 AM CST  

In what other applications besides VBA does your wheel not work?

VBA is the only app in which I need FreeWheel to work, which it does.

Comment from: Anonymous Anonymous
Date: February 24, 2006 at 9:52:00 AM CST  

I keep a copy of MS IntelliPoint 4.12 which fixes it for me, even on XP.

Terry W. Dotson

Comment from: Blogger Hato0be
Date: August 11, 2006 at 1:28:00 AM CDT  

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Comment from: Blogger Hato0be
Date: August 11, 2006 at 1:37:00 AM CDT  

Thaks for link, again surprised how much means the keywords in search. For a long time i was searching for this kind of tool, to enable the Scroll in VBA Editor. After installing this program (FreeWheel) it was amazing , the code was scrolling =). But some minutes later i found a link on MS Office site, on Assistance page, wich was offering a solution for this bug, a native one - VB6 Mouse Wheel Fix. I have installed it, and also was working fine. :)

Comment from: Anonymous Anonymous
Date: August 15, 2007 at 10:02:00 AM CDT  

Thanx a lot! MS patch works fine.

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