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How to Turn On or Off Reverse Scrolling Direction of Precision Touchpad in Windows 8.1


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A certified Windows Precision Touchpad is a new class of input devices that provide high precision pointer input and gesture functionality. By default, these devices generate ultra-high precision scroll wheel messages for desktop application consumption.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to reverse scrolling direction of a precision touchpad as wanted in only your user account in Windows 8.1.





Precision Touchpad Scroll Direction - Set in Windows 8.1 OPTION ONE Precision Touchpad Scroll Direction - Set in Windows 8.1
Turn On or Off Reverse Scrolling Direction in PC Settings

1. Open PC Settings, and click/tap on PC and devices on the left side. (see screenshot below)

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2. Click/tap on Mouse and touchpad on the left side, and do step 3 or 4 below for what you would like to do. (see screenshot below step 5)

3. To Turn Off Reverse Scrolling Direction of Precision Touchpad
NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) If you have not already, you will need to turn on Touchpad.

B) On the right side under Touch keyboard, move the slider to the left to turn off Reverse scrolling direction, and go to step 5 below.

4. To Turn On Reverse Scrolling Direction of Precision Touchpad

A) On the right side under Touch keyboard, move the slider to the right to turn on Reverse scrolling direction, and go to step 5 below.

5. If you like, you may also want to:



6. When finished, you can close PC settings if you like.


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Precision Touchpad Scroll Direction - Set in Windows 8.1 OPTION TWO Precision Touchpad Scroll Direction - Set in Windows 8.1
Turn On or Off Reverse Scrolling Direction using a REG File


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The .reg files below are for the registry key and value below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PrecisionTouchPad

ScrollDirection DWORD

0 = Turn off reverse scrolling direction
ffffffff = Turn on reverse scrolling direction


1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.

2. To Turn Off Reverse Scrolling Direction of Precision Touchpad
NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Default_Scrolling_Direction_Precision_Touchpad.reg

download

3. To Turn On Reverse Scrolling Direction of Precision Touchpad

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Reverse_Scrolling_Direction_Precision_Touchpad.reg


download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to Merge it.

6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. Sign out and in, or restart the PC to apply.

8. If you like, you may also want to:


9. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



That's it,
Shawn