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Windows BootCamp reverse scrolling

This article explains how to make Windows BootCamp scrolling as similar to Mac OS X!

1 Reverse scrolling

There is a registry setting named FlipFlopWheel that does exactly this and can be found after typing regedit in Run and pressing enter which will launch Registry Editor. Then search for keyword FlipFlopWheel.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\HID\VID_???\VID_???\Device Parameters.

The search will find multiple mouse entries. The default value for FlipFlopWheel will be 0 and needs to change to 1. After the change reboot in order to take effect.

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To get the VID_??? number you need to:

Go to the Control Panel and then go to Mouse, click the Hardware tab, then click Properties.

In HID-compliant mouse Properties window click the Details tab and select the Device Instance Path property. The registry path is in there!

2 Make scrolling smoother

Go to the Control Panel and then go to Mouse, click the Wheel tab, then change “The following number of lines at a time” to 1.

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17 Comments

  1. Brilliant! This had been irritating me for a while and such a clear explanation for someone who wouldn’t normally go near the registry 🙂

  2. Solution still works – just know that there are several instances of FlipFlopWheel in the Registry and you have to change the correct one. I went ahead & changed all of them. I don’t know which one of the four did the trick but I’m good.

  3. Thanks for the great tip!

    Considering how simple the fix is, one can’t help but to wonder why there isn’t a setting in the Boot Camp Control Panel to make the change.

  4. Reason no. 17883321 to hate windows and the user unfriendliness and lack of intuitiveness in it’s user interface and control! Why did I install windows on my Mac??

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