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One of the first things I do when setting up a new Windows 10 PC is reverse the scrolling direction. When I scroll down with the mouse or touchpad, I want the page to scroll down. It seems more "natural" to me. Of course, many others will disagree and prefer the default direction. Either way, reversing the scrolling direction is as easy as turning on a switch.

1. Go to Settings (keyboard shortcut: Windows + I) > Devices

Settings Devices

2. Select Mouse & touchpad, and then turn on the setting Reverse scrolling direction.

Scrolling direction

That's it! We told you it was easy. While it seems more logical to flick up on your mouse or touchpad to scroll up, the default scrolling direction (flick up to scroll down) on Windows 10 mimics the way you swipe on touchscreens.

Are you happy with the default scrolling direction on your Windows 10 device or will you be reversing the direction? Sound off in the comments!

Note: Your Windows 10 device might need a Precision touchpad to have this option. To find out if your PC has a precision touchpad, go to Settings > Devices > Mouse & touchpad. Look for the message, "Your PC has a precision touchpad."