How to Invert Mouse Scroll Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

If you are a Mac user and want to invert your mouse scroll direction, you have come to the right place. Inverting the mouse scroll on your Mac can provide a different scrolling experience that some users find more comfortable or intuitive. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to invert your mouse scroll direction on Mac.

Step 1: Open System Preferences

To get started, click on the Apple icon in the top left corner of your screen and select “System Preferences” from the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Access Trackpad or Mouse Settings

In the System Preferences window, locate and click on either “Trackpad” or “Mouse,” depending on your input device preference.

For Trackpad Users:

If you use a trackpad, click on the “Trackpad” icon in the System Preferences window.

For Mouse Users:

If you use a mouse, click on the “Mouse” icon in the System Preferences window.

Step 3: Open Scroll & Zoom Settings

In either the Trackpad or Mouse settings window, locate and click on the “Scroll & Zoom” tab. This tab allows you to customize various scrolling options.

Step 4: Invert Scroll Direction

Under the “Scroll direction:” section, check the box next to “Scroll direction: natural.” By default, this option is enabled, which means your scrolling direction is set to “natural.” Unchecking this box will invert your scroll direction.


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Once you have inverted your scroll direction, you can close the System Preferences window. Give it a try by scrolling in any application or web page on your Mac, and you will notice that the scrolling now works in the opposite direction.

Inverting your mouse scroll direction can take some time to adjust to if you have been using the default settings for a long time. However, with regular use, you will become accustomed to the new scrolling behavior.

Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to invert your mouse scroll direction on Mac. Enjoy your customized scrolling experience!

Pro Tip: If you ever want to revert back to the default scroll direction, simply follow the same steps and check the box next to “Scroll direction: natural” again.

Note: The process described in this tutorial applies to macOS versions such as Mojave, Catalina, Big Sur, and later. Earlier versions of macOS may have slightly different options or settings locations.

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