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Changing the Scroll Direction of the Trackpad on a Mac Using Windows 10

This time we will discuss how to change the scrolling direction on the trackpad in Windows so that it is the same as when we use MacOS.

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MacBook users who use Windows 10 dual boot will feel the difference when using the trackpad in Windows. Starting from sensitivity, click functions, gestures, to scrolling directions.

In previous posts we have discussed how to install Windows 10 on MacOS and how to change the Mac keyboard layout. This time we will discuss how to change the scrolling direction on the trackpad in Windows so that it is the same as when we use MacOS.

When using MacOS, pulling down on the trackpad with two fingers means pulling the scroll bar up. Unlike in Windows 10, the trackpad drags with a unidirectional scroll bar.

For me personally this makes it uncomfortable because every time I switch the operating system to Windows 10, my brain has to adjust again to the scrolling habit that is used to be done on MacOS. Because it's better if the two are just the same.

If you are experiencing the same thing, then this is the trick you need. Immediately, follow the tutorial below.

How to change Mac trackpad scrolling direction in Windows 10

1. Open the Device Manager

The first step is to open the Device Manager program in Windows 10.

You can do this by pressing Windows key + R => type devmgmt.msc => click OK .

You can also click on the Start menu => type device => select the Device Manager program that appears.


2. Go to Mouse Properties

After the Device Manager window opens, select Mice and other pointing devices => click on the arrow to expand it.

You will find a device called an HD-compliant mouse.

Then right click on the HD-compliant mouse => select Properties.


3. Copy the Device instance path to Notepad

After entering the Properties window => click on the Details tab.

In the Property section => select Device Instance Path => right click then copy the value that appears => paste into the Notepad application.


4. Open Registry Editor

The next step is to open the Registry Editor program in Windows 10 by pressing the Windows key + R on the keyboard => typing regedit => clicking OK .

You can also click on the Start menu => type regedit => select the Registry Editor program that appears.


5. Enter the scrolling function directory

In the Registry Editor program, enter the following directory:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Enum \ HID

6. Enter the directory that matches the Device instance path

Earlier, we copied the Device instance path from Mouse to notepad. Now it's time to match the folders in the HID directory.

Find the folder with the same name as the Device instance path in Notepad.


Once found, expand the folder in it until you find a folder named Device Parameters and Properties.


7. Edit the registry

Then click once on the Device Parameters folder. In the right panel you will see all the existing registry entries.

Double click on FlipFlopHScroll => change Value to 1 => click OK.


Then double click on FlipFlopWheel => change the Value to 1 => click OK.


When finished, close the regedit application.

8. Restart

To apply the changes made restart your Windows 10. After returning to the desktop, please check whether the scrolling direction of the trackpad has changed.

Good luck!