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mrsir2009
Sep 14, 2011, 01:20 PM
Any tweaks/hacks to get the scroll arrows back in Lion? My mum wants the scrolling arrows back on her iMac... So, are there any tweaks or hacks to bring back the scroll arrows?



mrsir2009
Sep 14, 2011, 11:01 PM
So I guess this isn't possible? Oh well, Lion is still young. Someone will probably make a hack for this eventually.

Comeagain?
Sep 15, 2011, 12:05 AM
I would go search the forum a little, because this has been talked about a lot. And, no it's not possible. Yet.

jtimleck
Sep 16, 2011, 09:06 AM
This is SO ANNOYING... (and the "just use the scrolling option" people can be quiet please)... What the scroll arrows allowed you is PRECISION. When I work in Word, for example, I need to be PRECISE going from line to line, not clicking the in the scroll area and "hoping" I hit the right point. And using the up and down arrows is inconsistent from app to app. This one was an utter fail.

50548
Sep 16, 2011, 11:44 AM
Any tweaks/hacks to get the scroll arrows back in Lion? My mum wants the scrolling arrows back on her iMac... So, are there any tweaks or hacks to bring back the scroll arrows?

No "tweaks" or "hacks" needed - have you bothered to visit System Preferences>General>Show Scroll Bars>Always?

paulsalter
Sep 16, 2011, 12:11 PM
No "tweaks" or "hacks" needed - have you bothered to visit System Preferences>General>Show Scroll Bars>Always?

Where abouts in that page does it give you the option of getting the arrows back ?

I can see options for scrollbars but not the arrows

50548
Sep 16, 2011, 12:24 PM
Where abouts in that page does it give you the option of getting the arrows back ?

I can see options for scrollbars but not the arrows

Nope, not possible.

mrsir2009
Sep 16, 2011, 02:51 PM
No "tweaks" or "hacks" needed - have you bothered to visit System Preferences>General>Show Scroll Bars>Always?

No, thats not it. Its getting the ARROWS back.

mkg
Feb 7, 2012, 04:14 PM
I've been miserable since I upgraded to Lion because of this scroll arrows that they forgot to put in. My wrists and arms were really stressed. :eek: Yesterday, while in a training class for ePubs, I found out about a possible workaround, a software called "Pathfinder 5" which gives you an entirely different finder altogether. You can access it here:

http://cocoatech.com/

Version 5.8.1 works for Lion.

IT is going to download the trial version for me and I'll let you know how it goes. I watched the video on their site and the additional capabilities for this download look great. It gives you dual windows, tabs, drop/drag stacks. Apparently it does even more than what's shown there. I can't wait to try it. I'll repost again once I've had a chance to get used to it.

I couldn't figure out how to post this on Apple's site. I'm wondering if they "closed" the conversations [have never posted there before] so if you know how, please spread the word.

jpvento
Mar 29, 2012, 09:29 PM
use the up and down arrows on the mac keyboard. in most cases you will get more precision, than just trying to drag the scrollbar button.

Erikthefinn
Jan 18, 2013, 10:36 PM
Yes. Lion can have the scroll arrows put back into its windows. I have done it. I have also done it with with some cool effects thrown in for fun. It is done by modifying the Artfile. Use artFileTool. Google is your friend here. The path to the Artfile is: System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/CoreUI.framework/Versions/A

Remember to make a backup of the Artfile first. You must log out & back in to see the complete changes.

Btw, Path Finder also supports the 'pinch to zoom' of icons in its windows so you will have that feature back with Path Finder too!