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Is it possible to have the trackpad scrolling direction different from mouse connected to the MBP?

EDIT: Found the solution, check my answer below.

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Hum, that's weird. While the trackpad and the mouse have different configuration panels, I can't get them to interact differently. – Thecafremo Nov 7 '12 at 12:01
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Found the solution.

Apparently you can solve it using software. I downloaded Scrollreverser, which is free:

This allows you to control the scroll direction both on the mouse and trackpad separately.

Really cool.


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Sorry but for me that's no viable solution, as it's closed-source. – moala Feb 4 '14 at 9:58
@moala: right — as opposed to OS X, the entire source of which you can browse at will. – Paul D. Waite Apr 7 '15 at 14:29

Another solution (the scrollreverser one didn't work for me):

  • Download and install SteerMouse.
  • Use the following configuration:
    • Wheel:
      • Roll Up -> 3 x Scroll Down
      • Roll Down -> 3 x Scroll Up

enter image description here


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