How to Change Touchpad Scrolling Direction in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to change the touchpad scroll direction in Windows 11.

If your Windows 11 device has a built-in precision touchpad, you can change its settings to allow click actions that can mimic a wired or wireless mouse actions.

By default, touchpad devices operate in a standard direction. If your touchpad device will not scroll the direction you like when using the two-finger swipe gesture, you can change that.

Windows also allows users to turn off or disable these actions from the Settings app. If you have a mouse connected to your laptop and you rather use it, then disabling the touchpad actions will save you some annoyances.

Other settings one can perform on device’s touchpad are; turn on or off on-screen touchpaduse touchpad gesturesturn off touchpad clickstap touchpad with a singer finger to single-clickenable two fingers on touchpad to right-clicktap twice and drag to multi-select itemchanging touchpad cursor speed or disable your device touchpad altogether and more.

Below is how to change the scroll direction of your touchpad device in Windows 11.

How to change touchpad scroll direction in Windows 11

As mentioned above, if your touchpad device will not scroll in the direction you like when using the two-finger swipe gesture, you can change that.

Below is how to change your device’s touchpad scroll direction in Windows 11.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings app. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from the System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

windows 11 start settings

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Bluetooth & devices and select the Touchpad tile on the right.

adjust touchpad sensitivity windows 11

On the Bluetooth & devices > Touchpad settings pane, under Gestures & interaction, select the scroll & zoom tile to expand.

Under Scroll & zoom, select the Scrolling direction tile, and choose which direction you want:

  • Down motion scrolls up
  • Down motion scrolls down

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to change your touchpad scrolling direction in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to share, please use the comment form below.

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