Natural scrolling

by Volker Weber

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When I first installed a Lion beta with "natural scrolling" I was taken aback. This was all wrong! Swiping with two fingers no longer moved the window, but the content. I immediately set this back the way it had been "forever". Well, well, well. Now that I am no longer using a mouse at all, I have set my trackpads all to the scroll direction that Apple calls natural.

And the switch was easier than I thought. Now I swipe the content, either on a trackpad or a touch screen. And they all work the same.

Comments

Interestingly this is the way those dumb IBM 5250 terminals worked.

Christian Gut, 2012-01-03

I use an app called "Reverse Scrolling" to have my mouse still continue the way it used to while the trackpad scrolls "natural". So even if you still use a mouse and a trackpad, you can slowly migrate ;-)

Martin Hiegl, 2012-01-03

I adore the Magic Trackpad and Natural scrolling... it makes the whole PC experience feel wonderfully light.

Ulli Mueller, 2012-01-03

Exactly the same experience here Volker. While I am not using my Magic Trackpad I am using MagicPrefs with my Magic Mouse and loving Lion.

Bruce Elgort, 2012-01-03

I was using Scroll Reverser early in Snow Leopard to get used to the natural scrolling direction.

Moritz Petersen, 2012-01-03

I use a combination of a mouse and trackpad at home. All my windows machines now have X-Mouse installed (much to the annoyance of non-Mac users in the house).

Simon O'Doherty, 2012-01-03

Exactly the same experience here, too

Thomas Rickert, 2012-01-03

Switched as soon as Lion came out. Bit more musing: Up or down? Scrolling on OS X Lion

Michael Friess, 2012-01-03

I even have switched my wheel mice where appropriate. What gets me is having to switch to a PC. Anyone have app that switches the scroll direction on Windows?

Kevan Emmott, 2012-01-04

And then I see Simon's comment. Excellent!

Kevan Emmott, 2012-01-04

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