Mouse Wheel not Working in Windows 8.1, 10 for Chrome Browser

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Some Chrome browser have been reported that their mouse wheel is not working in Windows 8.1
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We’re back at it again, this time, with somebody complaining on the Google Product forums that they have issues with the mouse functionality while using the Chrome browser in Windows 8.1. The Chrome version that apparently is the culprit is 30.0.1599.101. Here’s how the issue is described in the forum thread:

Since the update to Windows 8.1, the mouse wheel doesn’t work in Chrome in Metro mode, no scrolling, no zoom (with ctrl). Only the wheel click works. In desktop mode, it works perfectly fine. I tried with and without extensions, especially the Logitech smooth scroll (which I only installed after the beginning of the issue), no change.

Apparently, the issue happens only when Chrome is being used in the Modern user interface (or Metro, as some still call it). While using the Chrome browser in Desktop mode in Windows 8.1, no issues have been detected. We still don’t have a working fix for this issue, but if you know something, let us know by leaving your comment.

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