The scrolling in Cubase on Windows (particularly the horizontal) has been the bane of my existence since I switched from Mac to Windows. It’s always been choppy, and not at all smooth like Apple hardware or simply dragging with the middle mouse button. I may have just found a solution and wanted to share with you all.
Download X-Button Mouse Control here: (it’s free)
Install and create a profile for Cubase. Go to where it says “Scrolling”, and then look for “Advanced Window Scrolling”. Change the scroll method to “Method 4 (Wheel Msg)”.
It’s not perfect, as dragging with the middle mouse button is still a little smoother, but it divided the amount of characters that it would scroll at a time by at least 4. It no longer jumps a bar or two with the slightest nudge, but will actually track through small subdivisions depending on the zoom level you have.
I’m using a Logitech MX Master 3 mouse, so I’m not sure how it will react to other devices, but give it a shot. I’m curious if it helps others as it did me.
To Steinberg, please consider fixing this permanently. Scrolling on a Mac works like a dream, but on Windows it is a nightmare.