Not all mice have scroll balls that scroll in all directions, or even scroll wheels with side tilt functionality.
In Windows, when browsing with Firefox, one can scroll to the side by holding the Shift key while rolling the scroll wheel.
In Linux, doing that actually navigates through the page history (last page, next page), which is far less usable.
In Windows, the mouse navigation is more customizable. There is a feature to display a circle around the mouse when pressing “Ctrl” to be able to spot the cursor more easily, and scroll distance can also be easily adjusted, which Linux can't that reliably yet (only in a restricted manner), as of 2019. Additionally, long-distance/automated scrolling after pressing the middle mouse button is also something all Linux distributions that I know, lack.
How can I make shift+scroll scroll sideways instead of navigating through the tab history?