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How to change the scroll direction on a Mac?

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Photo: Yasin Hasan / Shutterstock.com

Are you facing issues with your Mac’s scroll direction and want to change it? This usually happens when you have switched from a Windows machine to an Apple Mac.

In Windows, when you scroll down, the page goes up, while in Mac, the exact opposite happens; when you scroll down, the page will also go down.

Although not tricky, this situation can irritate some users, especially if they are not adept in Mac. It will take some time to get used to this feature. Or, you can change the scroll direction on a Mac to resemble that of Windows OS.

In this article, we’ll explain exactly that so you can enjoy your Mac experience fully.

Also read: How to connect a mouse to the Mac?


Change scroll direction on Mac

Follow the steps below to change the scroll direction on a Mac:

Step 1: Head to the Apple menu and click on System Preferences.

Step 2: Choose your Input device, which, in his case, is Mouse. After you have clicked on Mouse, turn off the toggle in front of Natural Scrolling. Natural Scrolling is a phenomenon where the mouse or trackpad tracks and moves according to your finger movement. When you turn it off, the trackpad will behave the opposite.

Also read: Why is there a line on my Macbook screen?


Change scroll speed on Mac

Now that we have understood how to reverse the natural scrolling on Mac let us also understand how to control the scrolling speed.

On Trackpad

Here’s how to do that:

Step 1: Head to Apple menu > System Preferences > Accessibility > Pointer control.

Step 2: Now, click on Spring-loading speed.

Step 3: Increase or decrease the slide as per your preference.


Mouse

Head to Apple menu > System Preferences > Mouse and then adjust the slider in Scrolling Speed.

Thus, this article shows how to reverse the natural scrolling on Mac and increase or decrease the scrolling speed.

Also read: What is the Utilities folder on Macbook?

Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: kumarhemant@pm.me

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