Enabling the Mouse Wheel in the Sitecore 8+ Ribbon.


Do you know that there was nice feature in Sitecore 6 - 7.2 that allows use mouse scroll on Content Editor Ribbon?

Once when I was working on project based on Sitecore 7.2 I accidentally scrolled the mouse wheel when cursor was on Content Editor ribbon.

What happened next with this Sitecore behaviour surprised me: it switched to the next Content Editor tab. I found this be a very use feature that sped up my work in Content Editor, especially when you are looking for a button and you may have forgotten where it is located. It not only saved me time but also stopped this getting on my nerves as I utilise this feature day to day.

But, when I switched to project based on Sitecore 8, I was disappointed. The scroll did not work anymore... So, I then decided to return to this feature and add into Sitecore myself to improve it!

All that you need to do this is:, find \sitecore\shell\Applications\Content Manager\Content Editor.js file and put this JavaScript to the end:

jQuery(document).ready(function () { 
jQuery("#RibbonPanel").bind("mousewheel", function (event) {
var array = jQuery(event.currentTarget).find(".scRibbonNavigatorButtonsGroupButtons a");
if (array.length > 1) {
var active = jQuery(event.currentTarget).find(".scRibbonNavigatorButtonsGroupButtons a.scRibbonNavigatorButtonsActive");
var index = array.index(active);
var delta = (event.originalEvent.wheelDelta > 0 ? 1 : -1);
if (index === array.length - delta) {
if (delta < 0) {
else {
else {
if (index === 0) {


Voila, you can use scroll for ribbon navigation again!

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Anton has worked as a developer since 2007, he is a highly experienced Sitecore developer who previously worked as a Technical Team Lead at Sitecore. Anton's expertise in the Sitecore platform is formidable; he's definitely one of the world's finest Sitecore ninjas and in 2019 he was recognised as the only Sitecore MVP in the Ukraine when he achieved his Technology MVP Status.
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07 Aug 2017 - 5 minute read
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