I have two-finger scrolling enabled on my touchpad. Moving my fingers up scrolls up and moving them down scrolls down. I would like to have the direction of scrolling inverted, in much the same way the Mac does it. Can I do this? How?

  • dconf editor is the best way, but I think he meant to check, not uncheck it. Also , I tried, files(nautilus) would not ignore this setting on ubuntu 14.04 – Incognito Jul 3 '14 at 14:11

Just paste

pointer = 1 2 3 5 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

inside a file named: .Xmodmap and save it to your home folder :) Don't forget to log out and back in

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    Thanks. I'd point out to readers that the key thing here is switching 4 and 5 in the order. – jml Apr 11 '12 at 18:39
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    You may also want to switch 6 and 7. Notice that this doesn't work as consistently in 12.04 as it did in 11.10. Some applications (such as nautilus, gedit and the software center) ignore this setting. – Umang May 5 '12 at 23:59
  • for Xfce, see this question askubuntu.com/questions/690512/… – Tun Jan 31 '18 at 16:21

I suppose the best way to do this is by using dconf-editor:

  • Open Terminal
  • Type in deconf-editor and hit Enter
  • Now go to org>gnome>settings-daemon>peripherals>touchpad and uncheck natural scroll

Here's a screenshot of deconf-editor after making changes:


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