Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Get SmoothScroll for Google Chrome - Where to add it?

Few months ago the SmoothScroll extension was available in Chrome Web Store. But it's not there anymore for some reason according to the author.

I like SmoothScroll among the other Chrome smooth scroll extensions available in webstore. Besides tweaking more detailed scroll settings, it has easy preloaded smooth scrolling settings profiles like iPhone, Opera and Internet Explorer 9.

It also features:
  • Picasa-like smooth scrolling
  • Mouse wheel, middle mouse and keyboard support
  • Arrow keys, PgUp/PgDown, Spacebar, Home/End
  • Customizable step sizes, frames per second and more...
  • Works with embedded content (PDF, flash)
  • Full touchpad support
  • Excluded pages list
  • Pulse algorithm

It's not in webstore at the moment but you can download it from source code and put them into a folder.

Open Google Chrome > Extensions page > tick Developer mode > Load unpacked extension... > select the folder you just downloaded and now you have the smooth scroll in Google Chrome.

This extension version is 1.0.1 which is older than previous version 1.0.6 in webstore. Once it is back in webstore, you can simply remove this and install the newer version.

Or you may download the SmoothScroll 1.0.6 here.


  1. Why discontinued the extension?
    Smothscrolling standard chrome is bad, but its extension is very good.

  2. The SmoothScroll author didn't update any news when it will back to webstore. It's one the best smothoscrolling extension for Chrome and I'm still using it.

  3. I saved a copy and continue using it. It scrolls at 60 FPS through most web sites at full resolution on my MacBook Pro with Retina Display, which has some trouble scrolling smoothly with other browsers.