Invert two-finger scrolling direction in a Dell laptop

So I just got my Dell Latitude E6530. It’s an amazing, powerful laptop – though pretty heavy.

I know it sounds stupid, but the most exciting thing for me in this laptop is the keyboard backlight. I’ve had laptops with the latest-and-newest CPUs, dedicated graphics cards, SSD drives, fingerprint readers etc. But I never had a backlit keyboard ūüôā

So there’s that.

But like everything in life – nothing’s perfect.

When I started using it, it took me some time to understand why I can’t use the touchpad normally.

The Problem:

The scrolling direction was inverted (Mac style), which means If I wanted to scroll down, I had to two-finger scroll up. If I had to scroll up, I had to two-finger scroll down.¬†I don’t know why Dell decided to do so, but it’s pretty annoying.

So I researched the internet for a decent solution (mostly in Dell’s forums) that does not require any 3rd party software.

The following solution will work with almost every ALPS mouse found in Dell laptops, HP Laptops etc.

The Solution:

In order to¬†invert two-finger scrolling direction in a Dell laptop, all you have to do is to change a value in the registry (I must warn you – this shouldn’t cause any problems but do it on your own risk). So this is how it goes:

1. Run Registry Editor: Start + R -> type “regedit” and enter.

2. On the left side, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Alps\Apoint

3. On the right side,¬†change the InvertScrollFlag value from “3” to “0”.

4. Save changes and restart your computer.

5. Enjoy scrolling the right direction!

invert two-finger scrolling direction in Dell laptop
invert two-finger scrolling direction in Dell laptop

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