Reverse the scroll of mouse

I am using a logitech M705 mouse. On my mac the scroll button is reversible. This does not appear to be the case on my windows machine. Where can I find the option to reverse the scrolling direction of my mouse in windows 10?

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Last updated October 19, 2018 Views 5,403 Applies to:
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Hi Stephen,

 

There are times that upgrades and enhancements are included when installing the new versions of Windows 10. Also, some options and features may be unavailable as well that retained to the older versions. In line with your query, if the option can’t be found under the Settings app, you may have the latest Windows 10 version. However, there’s a workaround that can be done to still perform the said action that you’re trying to achieve. We’ll be using registry tweaks to reverse the scroll of your mouse, here are the steps:

Important: This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, refer to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article. How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

  1. In the search box, type Device Manager and click on the result.
  2. Select Mice and other pointing devices and double-click your mouse.
  3. Go to the Details tab, select Device instance path from the drop-down menu.
  4. Right-click the value that shows in the Value box and select Copy.

  5. Press OK and close the Device Manager window.
  6. Open a Notepad or Word so you can take note of the VID ID, then paste it from there. We’ll be using the VID ID as a reference for the next steps.
  7. In the search box, type regedit and click the result.
  8. Go to this registry location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enue\HID.
  9. This is where we’ll uses the VID ID. Click the key that matches the VID ID that was copied earlier.
  10. Select Device Parameters.
  11. Select and double-click FlipFlopWheel.
  12. Change the Value data from 0 to 1 and press OK.

  13. Close the Registry Editor windows.
  14. Restart your device to reflect the changes.
  15. Check the result.

Regarding this concern, if you think that you’ll be needing to use this option more often, we suggest that you submit a feedback to our Feedback Hub and have this settings be back as an available option. This will help our developers and engineers to come up with an update that may include this already.

You can either vote on an existing submission or submit a new issue. When you submit a feedback item we gather additional details and information about your issue that will help determine what’s causing it and address it. Feedback items regularly receive Microsoft responses on the submissions in the Feedback app so you can see what we are doing about your feedback. Please revisit frequently to see the status of your feedback items. In order to submit new feedback, please follow these steps:

  1. On a Windows 10 device, search for “Feedback Hub” in Cortana search, then launch the app.
  2. Navigate to Feedback in the left menu, then press + Add new feedback.
  3. Select the Problem, and share any details you think are relevant, and choose an appropriate category and subcategory.
  4. Important: If possible, reproduce the problem(s) after clicking Begin monitoring (or Start capture) near the end of the form; Stop monitoring when you’re done.
  5. Once you’ve completed the form and monitoring, click Submit.
  6. Click Continue using Feedback Hub.
  7. Click My feedback at the top, then find the item you submitted (it may take a while to appear).
  8. Open the item you submitted, then click Share.
  9. Click Copy link, then paste the link here in your response (it will look like https://aka.ms/<unique link>).


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