I have bought a new keyboard (Logitech k400), and it's trackpad has two finger scroll which works in the 'standard' windows direction (swipe up to scroll up the page). However my laptop's built in touchpad (synaptics driver) has 'inverted' scrolling (swipe up to go down, like on OSX). How can I invert the scrolling? Will I need to install a new/customised driver?

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If Windows 7 interprets the trackpad's gesture-scrolling as anything similar to a standard scroll-wheel, you may well find what you're looking for in Super User question #310681. There are a few different answers that you may want to give a run.


The exact setting is specific to the touchpad manufacturer. However, almost all manufacturers provide the option to inverse scrolling.

Here's the setting for Lenovo's ThinkPad laptop. (screenshots attached)

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enter image description here Steps 5-7

  1. Go to Start Menu -> type Mouse.
  2. Click on Mouse option under Control Panel.
  3. In Mouse Properties window, go to last tab named ThinkPad. In non-Lenovo laptop, this will be named a Touchpad manufacturer's name (example: Synaptics)
  4. Click Settings inside the Gestures group
  5. In the Touchpad properties window, click on Scrolling in the left pane.
  6. Now in the right pane, select the Enable reverse scrolling direction.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Now click OK in the Mouse Properties window.
  9. Your touchpad scroll is now inverted.

Go to Start Menu>'Change mouse settings'>ELAN/Synaptics tab>Options...

There you are!

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    It’s a Logitech wireless keyboard/touchpad combo, nothing Synaptics here.
    – Daniel B
    Jul 31, 2015 at 8:34

This tool will set or remove the 'flipflopwheel' registry setting in windows for all mouse devices.

Run this exe... flipflop-windows-wheel
It works like a charm!

  • Pointing to a tool may be a helpful hint, but it doesn't explain how to accomplish a solution to the question. Please read meta.superuser.com/questions/5329/… for guidance on recommending software.
    – fixer1234
    Jul 31, 2015 at 7:58

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