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Windows BootCamp reverse scrolling

Windows BootCamp reverse scrolling

By on Nov 14, 2015 in Blog | 12 comments

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.

flipflopwheel

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.

scrolling

    12 Comments

  1. awesome! thanks! theres no way I can have inertial scrolling?

    edu

    March 3, 2016

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

    Graham

    March 23, 2017

    • Reading posts like this make surfing such a plsreuae

      Jody

      April 25, 2017

  3. Excellent!!! It works!!! Thank you very much!!!!!

    maria

    November 15, 2017

  4. Perfect solution.

    Sharukh

    March 10, 2018

  5. did not work for me, i even restarted my mac and unplugged my mouse. Its a logitech g502

    hi

    May 18, 2018

  6. It works, thank you! 🙂

    Yarrow

    July 15, 2018

  7. Did not work for me for internal trackpad. Windows 10 Pro 1803 17134.228. MacBook Pro late 2013.

    Jeff

    August 14, 2018

  8. Thanks!

    j

    September 14, 2018

  9. No dice with Windows 1803. The registry key is there, but changing it has no effect on a MacBook Pro.

    Ian B

    September 16, 2018

  10. 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.

    keith

    December 19, 2018

  11. 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.

    Kris Nurmia

    January 5, 2019

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