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Scroll Reverser

For OS X 10.7+: Download Scroll Reverser v1.7.2 (26 May 2015; release notes)

For OS X 10.4+: Download Scroll Reverser v1.5.1 (12 Mar 2012)

Scroll Reverser is a free app for Mac OS X that reverses the direction of scrolling. It is available for all versions of OS X from 10.4 Tiger through 10.11 El Capitan.

It has independent settings for trackpads, mice and Wacom tablets, and for horizontal and vertical scrolling.

Scroll Reverser was made by Nick Moore. The source code is available. To get in touch, contact support@pilotmoon.com or tweet @pilotmoon. Please also check out my other apps.

Scroll Reverser is completely free of charge. However, if you wish to make a voluntary donation you can do so below.

FAQ / Troubleshooting

It doesn't detect my trackpad. If you have an older Mac without a multi-touch trackpad (late 2007 and earlier) then Scroll Reverser will see your trackpad as a mouse. This also affects some Logitech external trackpads.

Scroll Reverser sees my trackpad as a mouse after my Mac wakes from sleep. This is a known bug. Currently the only workaround it to quit and restart Scroll Reverser.

Does it reverse 3-finger and 4-finger swipes too? No, it only reverses scrolling. The other gestures are a lot more complicated, and I won't be able to add support for them.

I am controlling a machine via remote desktop, and Scroll Reverser is running on both the local and remote machine. Anything I can do to make it work nicely? Run this command at terminal on the remote machine: defaults write com.pilotmoon.scroll-reverser ReverseOnlyRawInput -bool YES then quit and restart Scroll Reverser.

Release Notes

v1.7.2 (26 May 2015)

v1.7.1 (7 Jan 2015)

v1.7 (18 Dec 2014)

v1.6.1 (25 Sep 2014)

v1.6 (21 May 2013)

v1.5.1 (12 March 2012)

v1.5 (23 February 2012)

v1.4.4 (29 September 2011)

v1.4.3 (9 September 2011)

v1.4.2 (18 August 2011)

v1.4.1 (18 August 2011)

v1.4 (11 August 2011)

v1.3 (28 June 2011)

v1.2 (11 April 2011)

v1.1 (1 April 2011)

v1.0 (8 March 2011)