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Summary :

reverse scrolling Windows 10

On Windows 10, you can use the mouse and touchpad to navigate and interact with the elements easily. Both of the 2 input devices come with a default scrolling direction. However, some users want to change scroll direction Windows 10. Here MiniTool will show you how to invert scrolling on Windows 10.

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The following part will introduce the guide to change the scrolling directions for a mouse and touchpad separately. You can utilize the Settings app to invert touchpad scrolling Windows 10. To reverse mouse scroll Windows 10, you need to use the Registry Editor.

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How to Invert Touchpad Scrolling Windows 10

Here’s how to reverse scrolling Windows 10 of your touchpad using the Settings app.

Step 1. Press Win + I keys to open the Settings app, and then click on the Devices option from the pop-up window.

click on Devices

Step 2. In the Settings window, click on the Touchpad section from the left side.

Note: This reverse scrolling option is only available for these devices with a precision touchpad. If you can’t find the option, you can invert touchpad scrolling Windows 10 through the software provided by its manufacturer.

Step 3. Under the Scrolling directions, select the Down motion scrolls down option from the drop-down menu.

select Down motion scrolls down from the drop-down menu

After you finish the above steps, you can use the scroll the pages in the downward direction. How to reverse scrolling Windows 10 of your mouse? Please keeping reading.

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How to Reverse Scrolling Windows 10 of a Mouse

If there is no option to reverse mouse scroll Windows 10 in the Settings window, you need to use the Registry Editor to change the scrolling behavior. There are 2 major parts to change the mouse scroll direction.

Warning: It is necessary to remind you that editing the Registry has potential risks, which can lead to irreversible damage to your Windows installation. So, please follow the steps carefully and we recommend that you make a full backup of your PC in advance.

Check the Mouse Identification Number

Step 1. Right-click the Start menu and select the Device Manager option from the context menu.

Step 2. Expand the Mice and other pointing devices category, right-click the mouse that you are using and select the Properties option.

choose Properties

Step 3. Navigate to the Details tab and select the Device instance path option from the drop-down menu to check the VID ID value for the mouse.

check the mouse identification number

Then you can continue the following part to reverse the mouse scrolling using the Registry Editor.

Reverse Mouse Scroll Windows 10

To change the scroll direction Windows 10 for a mouse, follow the steps below carefully.

Step 1. Press the Win + R keys to call out the Run dialog box, and then type regedit in the box and hit Enter.

Step 2. In the Registry Editor window, navigate to the following destination path through the left sidebar.

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\HID

Step 3. Expand the key folder that matches the VID ID value of your mouse, and then expand the available key folder and select the Device Parameters key.

Step 4. Double click the FlipFlopWheel DWORD and set the Value data from 0 to 1, and click on OK.

change the Value data from 0 to 1

Step 5. Restart your PC to execute this change. After that, you can scroll up the page when scrolling up with the mouse.

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