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Tutorial: Natural Scrolling in Windows

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One of the first things any dual-booter or hackintosh user will notice, is that scrolling in Lion/Mountain Lion is completely different from that of Windows! It's rather annoying (especially when you are not expecting it), and while there are plugins and software that can fix this, I am all about permanent fixes! If you are looking to match Windows scrolling to your OSX Natural scrolling, here are the steps you need to follow.

 

Confirmed Working: XP-Windows 8

 

 

1) Log in to windows.

 

2) Click on the Start Menu, and type "Regedit" into the search box. Hit enter on the Regedit application.

 

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3) Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetEnumHID

 

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4) Now, here comes the actual editing. In the HID folder, you will have a number of sub-folders, each with their own sub-folders. You will have to open each one until you see one with a folder named "Device Parameters". (Note: not all folders will contain a Device Parameters folder, however you will have to look through them all to check!)

 

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5) Click on the Device Parameters folder, and head over to your right, where you will see a property called FlipFlopWheel. The default value for this property is "0", you will want to change it to "1" and hit enter or click "OK".

 

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6) Repeat for every Device Parameters folder that contains the FlipFlopWheel property.

 

7) When you have gotten to the bottom of the HID folder, you are done! Unplug your mouse, and now plug it back in. If all went well, you have enabled natural scrolling! You can now exit out for Regedit.

 

8) It is important to note, that every time you plug your mouse into a different USB port (be it on your computer or on a hub) you will have to repeat this process. Annoying, but not as annoying as two different kinds of scrolling!

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