Linux Mint: How to invert scrolling direction
When using a scroll wheel on a mouse, you would naturally expect one direction of rotation to correspond to a specific scrolling direction in the operating system. There isn’t necessarily a correct way for a scroll wheel to work, although there is a generally followed convention, you may have different personal preferences.
In general, when you scroll down from the top of the mouse, this is interpreted as an instruction to scroll down the page. Conversely, scrolling the mouse wheel from the bottom of the mouse up is interpreted as scrolling up the page. This movement and result may be natural for most users, but some users may not be comfortable with this setting and may not even know why.
A possible reason is that you might naturally expect the controls to be inverted. For example, you might expect a swipe up motion to result in a downward move rather than a traditional swipe up. In Linux Mint, it is possible to reverse the direction of the mouse wheel for any mouse without the need for additional software. To reverse the direction of the scroll wheel, press the Super key, type “Mouse and touchpad” and press Enter.
Tip: The “Super” key is the name many Linux distributions use to refer to the Windows key or the Apple “Command” key, avoiding any risk of trademark issues.
Press the Super key, type “Mouse and touchpad” and press Enter.
In the mouse and touchpad settings, click the second slider on the “Mouse” tab labeled “Reverse scroll direction” to the “On” position. Enabling this setting reverses the mouse wheel so that what used to be scrolling down now scrolls up. This setting may be more natural for users who primarily use touch screen devices because it matches the swipe gestures used to scroll.
Click “Reverse Scrolling Direction” to “On” in the “Mouse” tab to reverse the scrolling direction.