Reverse Mouse Scroll Mac OS X

Reverse mouse scroll Mac OS: By default the Apple Mac OS X Operating System reverses the standard mouse wheel scrolling direction. This change was made with the release of the Mac OS X Lion Version 10.7, to allow a more natural mouse scrolling method (similar to push scrolling or scrolling in the same direction as you would when finger scrolling touch screens).

Some folks feel this is awkward and backwards and prefer the original mouse scrolling methods where down scrolls down and up scrolls up the page. The good news is that the Mouse Scrolling Direction can easily be changed back to how it was in Mac OS X Snow Leopard and prior versions by simply un-checking a mouse option.

How to Reverse Mouse Scroll Mac OS X

To reverse mouse scroll direction on an Apple Mac OS:

  1. (1.) Navigate to System Preferences
    (2.) Under Hardware, select Mouse

    Set Mouse Scrolling Direction Mac OS
    Setting Mouse Scrolling Direction on Mac OS
  2. Uncheck the option to "Move content in the direction of finger movement when scrolling or navigating".

    Reverse mouse scroll Mac OS X
    Reversing Mac OS X mouse scrolling direction
  3. Close the window to save the changes, and enjoy your old school natural scrolling method!