Windows 10 mouse scrolling automatically up or down

To enhance user productivity, Microsoft implements a number of small features that make a difference in the overall experience & productivity of the user. But sometimes, these features get caught with issues and result in the abnormal functioning of the computer. One such feature is where the mouse scrolling takes place automatically without any user intervention. This can be frustrating, and if this bug is taking place repeatedly, it can also make your computer unusable. Today, we will be checking out how to fix this mouse auto-scrolling issue on a Windows 10 computer.

Mouse scrolls automatically up or down

There are three things you need to take a look at:

  1. Toggle the appropriate Mouse Setting.
  2. Uninstall recently installed Windows Updates.
  3. Use System Restore.

1] Toggle the appropriate Mouse 10 Setting

Try hitting the WINKEY + I combo to launch the Settings App.

Now navigate to Devices > Mouse.

Windows 10 mouse scrolling automatically up or down

Finally, toggle the Scroll inactive windows when I hover over them setting to Off.

Reboot your computer and check if that has fixed your issues.

2] Uninstall recently installed Windows Updates

To uninstall Windows Updates, the best way to do it is in Safe Mode. There might be chances that recently installed updates might have messed up your computer’s software. To fix the issue first, you can first of all start by booting into Safe Mode then try hitting the WINKEY + I combo to launch the Settings App.

Windows 10 suddenly deactivated itself after Update

Now click on Update and Security.

From the left side menu column, select Windows Update.

And then on the right side column, select View installed update history.

Then click on Uninstall Updates.

Now it will open a window which will show the list of all the installed updates on your computer. Then you can select the update you want to uninstall and click on the Uninstall button on the lower right corner of the window.

3] Use System Restore

Start by hitting the WINKEY + R combo to launch the Run utility. Now type in sysdm.cpl and hit Enter.

Now, select the tab labeled as System Protection and then choose the System Restore button.

It will now open a new window where you will need to choose your desired System Restore Point.

After selecting your desired System Restore Point, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

Now Reboot your computer and check if this method was able to resolve your issue.

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.

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