Kevin Chandler

[Updated 09/19] Utility to [automatically] reverse mouse wheel direction (for programs w/o this option)

Discussion created by Kevin Chandler on Jan 29, 2019
Latest reply on Jul 20, 2020 by Scott Perman

UPDATE 09/19/2019:

Added "Reverse Mouse Wheel V3.exe": Run multiple V3 exe files to conditionally reverse multiple programs.

V3 now recognizes its own file name and looks for a text file of the same name, whatever it may be.

In V2, the file name was fixed, so you can only run one reversal on one program.


You still only reverse one program per reversal exe file, but now you can now copy and rename the V3 exe file (and its V3 text file) as many times as you need for as many programs that need reversing. Edit each text file for a different program.

Same usage and functionality as "Reverse Mouse Wheel V2.exe" except V3 can be copied to multiple exe/txt file pairs.


UPDATE 01/30/2019:

Added "Reverse Mouse Wheel V2.exe".

Same as original "Reverse Mouse Wheel.exe" except it automatically reverses the mouse wheel rotation when the desired program is active.

For any other program, this utility does not function.

This happens without operator input.

You can leave this utility running. The desired program doesn't have to be running while this utility runs, but when it is and active, the reversal happens.

Activate a different window, the reversal stops.


First you must provide the exe name of the program that needs mouse reversal.

Since this isn't always readily apparent, in the V2 zip file is "DisplayExeName.exe".

Run this and this intro dialog displays:

As it says, make the desired program active and press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E.

The EXE name is displayed and also stored in the Clipboard:

Also in the V2 zip file is "Reverse Mouse Wheel V2.txt".

Edit this file and paste in the EXE name (as the only line and data in this file).

Save and close this text file.

Start "Reverse Mouse Wheel V2.exe" and you'll see an intro dialog with the EXE name the reversal works on:

If this isn't the desired program, repeat the above (or edit the text file directly).

That's it.




UPDATE 01/30/2019:

Added "Reverse Mouse Wheel-W.exe"

Same as original "Reverse Mouse Wheel.exe" except I added an enable/disable toggle by pressing Shift+Windows key+W.

An intro dialog is displayed on startup:


Utility starts enabled, so the first press of Shift+Windows key+W disables the reversal and this dialog informs you:

This key combination is a toggle, so press again to enable:




To help out with this post: Visualize reverse mouse wheel , attached is a utility that reverses the mouse wheel direction.


While active, it intercepts wheel down and substitutes a wheel up and vice-versa.


It can be used to reverse the mouse wheel for programs that don't offer this option (as suggested in the post above).

But since it can be suspended (without exiting the utility), this utility can act as a (fairly) ready reversing toggle.


While running, there's a green "H" icon in the lower right corner of your TV and hovering over it displays the utility's file name:


Right-click the green H and select "Suspend" to disable the wheel reversal (without exiting the utility).

While suspended, the green H icon is a green S (Suspend will be checked in the menu):


Nothing to install. Nothing is installed. No reg edits made or anything else.

Copy the exe (& txt) to a folder and run it.

To uninstall, delete the exe and txt files.


I hope this helps.