How to Change Touchpad Scroll Direction on Windows 11 or 10?


If you use the two-finger swipe gesture on your Windows 11/10 touchpad, the touchpad does not scroll in the direction you would like by default. There is a simple solution to this problem, and Windows 11/10 allows you to configure the two-finger swipe gesture according to your needs. Most Windows users find this behavior confusing, so they want to change it. If that’s the case, you can easily change the trackpad scroll direction in Settings.

In this risewindows post, we will guide you on changing the touchpad scroll direction on Windows 11/10. This post is beneficial for laptop users.

How to Change Touchpad Scroll Direction on Windows 11?

Step 1. Firstly, open Windows Settings by pressing the Windows + I shortcut keys.

Step 2. When Windows Settings opens, select the Bluetooth & devices category from the left sidebar.

Step 3. Then, on the right-sidebar, click the Touchpad tab.

Step 4. After that, when Touchpad settings open, select Scroll & Zoom option to expand it.

Step 5. Next, in the “Scroll & Zoom” section, click the drop-down menu labeled “Scrolling Direction” and choose either “Down Motion Scrolls Up” or “Down Motion Scrolls Down.”

  • Down Motion Scrolls Up: When selecting this option, swiping two fingers upward on the touchpad will scroll down the window contents. It confuses so many Windows users.
  • Down Motion Scrolls Down: When you select this option, swiping two fingers down on the touchpad will make the window contents scroll down. It is the typical behavior of a mouse scroll wheel.

Select either option in the above step and open a new application. Then, check the behavior of the touchpad scroll direction. Finally, close the Settings app if you are satisfied.

How to Change Touchpad Scroll Direction on Windows 10?

To change the touchpad scroll direction on Windows 10, perform these steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, open Windows Settings.

Step 2. Now, click on Devices.

Step 3. Then, under Devices, select Touchpad.

Step 4. After that, on the right side of the Touchpad, under the “Scroll and zoom” section, use the drop-down menu “Scrolling direction,” and select the Down motion scrolls down option.

The changes are immediate, which means there is no need to restart your computer. You can now try scrolling with your touchpad.

That’s it for the article.

I hope this post will be informative to you.

Good luck & keep reading, guys.

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