How to change two-finger scroll direction in Synaptics Touchpad

For some reason, the default setting for the two-finger scroll is reversed: in order to scroll down, you need to move your two fingers _up_ on the touchpad. Fortunately, it’s easy to fix, but not trivial to find the setting. Here’s how:

  1. Go to Synaptics Pointing Device options (either right-click the icon in the notification area, or right-click the desktop, select Personalize, then Change mouse pointers)
  2. Go to Device Settings tab, and make sure the Synaptics LuxPad V8.1 is selected
  3. Press Settings, and in the new dialog that opens, select Two-Finger Scrolling, then click the cogwheel button
  4. Uncheck the Enable reverse scrolling direction checkbox, and close all the dialogs

That’s it!