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


The mouse and the mousepad are the navigation tools of the computer. Generally, if you scroll up with the mouse wheel, the page will always scroll up. But if you want it otherwise, you can always change that also.

Now, if you want to change the scrolling direction of your mouse and want to reverse it, then this risewindows article will show you how to do it; now, Windows 11 and 10 Settings app enables you to change the direction of touchpad scrolling. You need to tweak the registry to alter the direction of a mouse.

How to Reverse Mouse Scrolling on Windows 11 and 10?

Step 1: To begin, open Device Manager.

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

Step 2: Expand the Mice and other pointing devices branch.

Step 3: Go to the Properties option by right-clicking on your mouse.

On a side note, if you have multiple mice listed with the same name, HID-compliant mouse, you need to go to the Properties dialog and check the Manufacturer and Location fields. You should find the device’s brand/manufacturer there.

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

Step 5: Then, use the Property drop-down menu to pick the Device instance path.

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

For some mice, “VID ID” may start with VID. For instance, VID_0D0F&PID_0005&NI_01.

Step 7: Next, open Registry Editor.

Step 8: After that, browse to the following path on the left side of the Registry Editor window:


Step 9: After this, you must expand the HID key and find your HID key containing the instance path you noted earlier. Click that key to expand.

Step 10: Now, expand the sub-key and select the Device Parameters key.

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

Step 12: Finally, click OK and reboot your computer.

Once you’re done with the above steps, your page will scroll up as you scroll up your mouse wheel and vice versa.

In case you want to switch back to the original settings, repeat the above steps and in step 11, change the Value Data from 1 to 0.

That’s all.
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