How to Enable Reverse Mouse Scrolling on Windows 11 and 10?

On Windows 11 and 10, the mouse and touchpad are used to navigate and interact much easier on the screen. However, these devices’ default scroll direction may not feel natural. If you scroll up with the mouse wheel, the page will always scroll up. Although this behavior is acceptable for most users, many people may not feel comfortable with this.

Due to any reason, if you want to move the page up when scrolling up or move the page down when scrolling down, Windows 11/10 lets you reverse the scrolling direction. Windows 11 and 10 Settings app enables you to change the direction of touchpad scrolling. But, to alter the direction of a mouse, you need to tweak the registry.

In this gearupwindows article, we will advise you on how to reverse the scrolling direction of the mouse scrolling in Windows 11 and 10.

How to Reverse Mouse Scrolling on Windows 11 and 10?

To alter the direction of Mouse Scrolling on Windows 11 and 10, use these steps:-

Step 1. First, open Device Manager.

To do that, right-click on the Start button and select Device Manager in the menu.

 

Step 2. Next, expand the Mice and other pointing devices branch.

 

Step 3. Then, right-click your mouse and select the Properties option.

Quick Note: If there are multiple mice listed with the same name, “HID-compliant mouse”, you need to check the “Manufacturer” and “Location” fields in the Properties dialog. Your should find device’s brand/manufacturer there.

Step 4. In the “HID-compliant mouse Properties” dialog, switch to the Details tab.

Step 5. Then, pick Device instance path using “Property” drop-down menu.

Step 6. Next, note down “VID ID” value for your mouse — for example, DELL0A86&COL01.

Quick Note: For some mouse, “VID ID” may start with VID. For instance, VID_0D0F&PID_0005&NI_01.

Step 7. Now, open Registry Editor.

Step 8. Then, browse to the following path in the left side of Registry Editor window:-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\HID

Step 9. Now, expand the HID key and find your HID key that contains the instance path you noted down earlier. Click that key to expand.

Step 10. Expand the subkey (folder) and select the Device Parameters key.

Step 11. On the right side of “Device Parameters” folder, double-click the FlipFlopWheel REG_DWORD and change its “Value data” from 0 to 1.

Step 12. Click OK.

Step 13. Finally, reboot your computer.

Once you complete the above steps, when you scroll up with the mouse wheel, the page should also scroll up and when you scroll down with the mouse wheel, the page should also scroll down.

To revert the changes to their original settings, repeat the above steps and step 11 above, change the “Value data” from 1 to 0.

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