My alternative solution for reverting the mouse zooming scroll direction when switching between Figma and Adobe XD

Adobe XD is what we use in my full-time job while Figma is what I use when I work on personal projects, so I’m constantly switching between both apps on a daily basis.

When I switch to Figma after spending all day using Adobe XD, Zooming-in and out with the scrolling wheel of the mouse feels weird because each software has a different scrolling direction. I’m not sure which direction is right or wrong, but I definitely think that, at least to me, Figma’s feels more natural.

After doing some research and looking for a solution, I was disappointed to find out that none of these apps offer the customization to change the zoom scrolling direction, and the only solution I knew was to check or uncheck the scrolling direction on my mac.

But going to “Preferences > Mouse settings” every time I needed to make the switch was a tedious process.

While wishing there was a quicker way to switch the mouse scrolling direction on my mac, I did some research and I found a tool called: UnnaturalScrollWheels which exists as a solution for those who want to set the natural scrolling direction on the trackpad while maintaining the regular scrolling direction on the mouse. (Because for some reason, when toggling the “Scroll direction: Natural” option on a mac, it also changes the Trackpad scrolling direction).

With this tool installed, now I simply click the icon on the menu bar > Preferences and check or uncheck the invert vertical scrolling every time I switch from AdobeXD to Figma.

I hope this is found useful for those UX designers, who like me, are constantly using both apps.

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