Get OS X’s natural scrolling in Windows

Update, September 2016:
Short version: HTG article, NaturalScrolling.exe, possibly obsolete Linux version.

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18 Responses to Get OS X’s natural scrolling in Windows

  1. Scott says:

    Thanks!! – this works and runs on my locked-down work laptop; the other solutions (macros or using regedit) are blocked. Hooray!

  2. Kent says:

    Any chance of updating this .exe to allow a higher #MaxHotKeysPerInterval or a lower #HotKeyInterval? I’m getting warning dialogue boxes every once in a while when I scroll too aggressively.

    Here’s the relevant documentation:
    http://www.autohotkey.com/docs/commands/_HotkeyInterval.htm
    http://www.autohotkey.com/docs/commands/_MaxHotkeysPerInterval.htm

    I would install AutoHotKey and my own script, but my work computer is unfortunately locked down by IT. Your .exe works like a charm, so I’m hoping it can easily be updated!

  3. deepak says:

    Awesome utility. Thanks man.

  4. Robson says:

    Wow, always looked for that program!

    I use Windows 8 Pro, and noticed only one error while using Internet Explorer, in moving the scroll bar below. Much remains, but very little to be perfect!

    Thank you and congratulations!

  5. is there a way to get the scroll effect where the window continues to scroll on based on the speed you spun the scroll wheel, like the mac using the trackpad

  6. jdeibele says:

    Works on Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Yay!

    • Andy C. says:

      Yes it does, I’m using it on my Windows 8 machine. It fails from time to time though, and has to be “restarted” manually. And it doesn’t work in things like Task Manager.

  7. Justin says:

    I think Mooga’s problem was due to a logitech mouse with freewheel scrolling. srry bout the bump, but i know people are still migrating to natural scroll

  8. Andy says:

    you are a legend 🙂 thanks for saving my brain power for more important tasks than scrolling one way at home and another at work!

  9. Ben Egan says:

    cool, only problem doesnt work with syn touchpad scrolling 😦

  10. Phillip says:

    Does this work on Windows 7 64 bit?

  11. mooga says:

    Keeps interrupting with Hot keys per interval. What gives?

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