Reverse cursor movement direction?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Joesg, May 13, 2015.

  1. Joesg macrumors member

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    #1
    I have an unusual problem with my mouse. All the directions are reversed!

    Explained in more simple terms:
    When I move my mouse to the left, the cursor moves to the right.
    When I move my mouse to the right, the cursor moves to the left.
    When I move my mouse up, my cursor moves down.
    When I move my mouse down, my cursor moves up.

    Does anyone know of a software fix in OS X to fix this issue? Hours of googling has gotten me nowhere.
     
  2. DennisBlah macrumors 6502

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    #2
    Don't you got your mouse backwards? #

    Did you installed any 3rd party drivers for mouse or trackpad?
    In example USB Overdrive ? ( www.usboverdrive.com )

    This driver can do such things in settings section
     
  3. Joesg thread starter macrumors member

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    I will try USBoverdrive and see if I can fix the problem.

    This is an issue inherent to the mouse, not my computer.
     
  4. Joesg thread starter macrumors member

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    This worked! Thanks for the suggestion! I went into advanced settings and found a way to reverse input. Will just have to change this each time I switch between the trackpad and mouse.
     
  5. DennisBlah macrumors 6502

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    Im glad the usb overdrive helped out
    But... You didnt have your mouse the other way around did you? ;-)

    What kind of mouse are you using?
    Does the same issue occurs on other computers?
     
  6. Joesg thread starter macrumors member

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    The mouse is this one here

    The cursor movement direction is reversed on the 3 macs and 1 PC that I tried it on, so it is clearly an issue inherent to the mouse. Perhaps it is a driver issue. In any case, USB overdrive takes care of the problem very nicely.
     

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