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Windows 11 reverse mouse and touchpad scrollingSource: Windows Central
On Windows 11, the mouse and touchpad help us to make navigation and interaction much easier on the screen. However, these devices have a default scroll direction that doesn’t feel natural. If you scroll up with the mouse wheel or swipe down, the page will always scroll up. Although this behavior is acceptable for most users, many people may not feel comfortable with this behavior.
Whatever the reason it might be, if you want to move the page up when scrolling up or move the page down when scrolling down, Windows 11 lets you reverse the scrolling direction. However, you can only use the Settings app to adjust the scrolling for a precision touchpad peripheral. If you want to change the direction for a regular mouse, you will need to use the Registry.
In this Windows 11 guide, we will walk you through the steps to reverse the scrolling direction of the mouse and touchpad.

On Windows 11, the Settings app does not have an option to change the scrolling direction. However, you can adjust the scrolling behavior through the Registry.
Warning: This is a friendly reminder that editing the Registry is risky, and it can cause irreversible damage to your installation if you don’t do it correctly. Before proceeding, it’s recommended to make a full backup of your computer.
To determine the mouse identification number on Windows 11, use these steps:
Right-click the active mouse and select the Properties option.
Open mouse propertiesOpen mouse propertiesSource: Windows Central
Confirm the “VID ID” value for the mouse — for example, VID_0E0F&PID_0003&MI_01.
Mouse Registry informationMouse Registry informationSource: Windows Central
Once you complete the steps, continue with the steps below to modify the Registry to reverse the mouse scrolling on Windows 11.
To reverse the mouse scrolling direction through the Registry, use these steps:
Browse the following path:
Double-click the FlipFlopWheel DWORD and set the value from 0 to 1.
Reverse mouse scrolling directionReverse mouse scrolling directionSource: Windows Central
After you complete the steps, when you scroll up with the mouse wheel, the page should also scroll up.
You can always revert the changes to their original settings using the same instructions, but on step 7, set the value from 1 to 0.

Although you won’t find an option to change the scrolling direction for the mouse, Windows 11 includes settings to reverse the scrolling direction of a precision touchpad. If the option is not available in the Settings app, it might still be possible to adjust the mouse behavior using the manufacturer’s software (if applicable).
To reverse the touchpad scrolling direction on Windows 11, use these steps:
Click the Touchpad page on the right side.
Open Touchpad settingsOpen Touchpad settingsSource: Windows Central
Select the Down motion scrolls down option using the Scrolling direction drop-down menu.
Touchpad change scrolling directionTouchpad change scrolling directionSource: Windows Central
Once you complete the steps, scrolling up on the touchpad should now scroll pages down for a more natural experience on Windows 11.
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