How to Change Touchpad Scroll Direction in Windows 10

Your Windows 10 laptop touchpad has a number of features that allow you to interact with it in useful ways. Many of these features can be beneficial in making the laptop easier to use without a mouse, including an option to scroll through programs and Web pages by dragging two fingers at the same time.

But it’s likely that the scroll direction feels backwards or unnatural, leading you to either stop using that scroll feature entirely, or look for a way to change it. Fortunately this is a configurable option. Our tutorial below will show you how to change the touchpad scrolling direction in Windows 10 so that it is easier for you to use.

 

How to Adjust the Direction the Touchpad Scroll When You Drag in Windows 10

The steps in this article were performed on a laptop computer using the Windows 10 operating system. By following the steps in this guide you will be changing the direction that your computer scrolls when you place two fingers on the touchpad and drag down.

Step 1: Click inside the search field at the bottom-right corner of the screen and type “touchpad”.

type touchpad into the search field

 

 

Step 2: Select the Touchpad settings option from the list of search results.

open the touchpad settings menu in windows 10

 

 

Step 3: Scroll down and click the dropdown menu under Scrolling direction, then choose the desired option.

how to hange touchpad scrolling direction in windows 10

 

 

The setting will update immediately, so you can try scrolling with your touchpad to confirm that this is the change you wanted to implement.

 

Is there a program that came pre-installed on your computer and you don’t want it? Or did you download a game or application but aren’t using it anymore? This article will show you how to uninstall a program in Windows 10 so that you can get back the storage space that is being used by that program.

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