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View Poll Results: In OS X Lion, are you using the new "natural direction" for scrolling still.
Yes, I am still using the new natural direction for scrolling 165 47.55%
No, the setting is now off for natural scrolling 182 52.45%
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 11:37 PM   #1
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How many of you turned off the "natural" scroll direction option?

I kept trying to like the "natural" direction setting for the scrolling behavior in the User Preferences settings for the trackpad, but I gave up.

It just seemed.. UN-natural. Unlike on an iPhone or iPad, I didn't feel like I was gripping the MBA screen like a physical document to like the direction of the "natural" setting.

I felt disconnected enough from the screen using a trackpad that the more default direction of scrolling from the previous OS Snow Leopard, Leopard, etc (ie turning "natural direction" off) felt more intuitive.

Which setting in Lion do you guys prefer for your MBAs?
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 11:39 PM   #2
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As a first time Mac and Trackpad user but a long time and heavy iPad user I found it very intuitive and natural.
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 11:40 PM   #3
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Try using the search feature next time. This has been posted many times already:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1196759
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1192550
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 11:42 PM   #4
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I did

I don't know why they switched it up for no apparent reason

Natural scrolling feels good on the iphone but not good with my mouse wheel or trackpad
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 11:43 PM   #5
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Once you get used to it, it's not that bad. The only thing I don't like about it is if the setting is on, then even for a mouse it scrolls backwards. There's no way to set mouse and trackpad scrolling differently.
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 11:52 PM   #6
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Use it.. love it...

It is hilarious at work though.. The other day I had to give a presentation and had to show a document... Using a mouse on an old PC laptop I constantly mismanaged to move the screen in the right way...

So much so that I was "threaten" to be given a notice to show why I should still have my employment whilst not being able to operate a scroll wheel .
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 11:53 PM   #7
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I would love the option to use natural scrolling on my trackpad but leave the default setting for my mouse
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 11:54 PM   #8
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I did on my old mbp but far it a chance with the air and in a week it's grown on me. It plays well with the other gestures.
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 11:55 PM   #9
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I thing the Magic Mouse is, well, magical.
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 12:14 AM   #10
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totally turned it off

seriously not needed; scrolling on iOS devices and laptop trackpads is just different, felt stupid on the MBA to scroll up to go down.
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 12:16 AM   #11
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Try using the search feature next time. This has been posted many times already:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1196759
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1192550
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@the OP. When I was in the stores it felt odd to me when scrolling. I'm glad there is an option to change it back to normal.
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 12:18 AM   #12
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I like to read pages while I'm scrolling and it feels more natural for me to slowly drag down than push up slowly.
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 12:18 AM   #13
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I got used to it immediately. I completely forgot about the scrolling style being different from my older pc until I saw this post.
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 12:29 AM   #14
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Being a heavy iPad and smartphone user it didn't take me much time at all to get used to it. I like having the consistency across devices.
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 01:21 AM   #15
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I wanted to switch, but switching the natural direction also switches it for gestures.

What I wanted (and someone please PM me if you figure out a way to get it to work this way):

I wanted the scrolling to be regular (not the new natural stuff). But I wanted the four-finger swipe gesture for switching screens to stay as natural (so swiping to the right makes the left screen come up, and to the left makes the right screen come up).

But it seems you either have everything one way, or everything the other way.

On that note, I wish also I could make the top "File Edit View ...etc" bar disappear just like the dock at the bottom for everything, unless if I run the cursor over it. That would be nice for extra screenspace as well. I realize it goes away for some things, but it'd be nice even on desktop.
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 01:24 AM   #16
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I kept it on. It doesn't take long to get used to it.
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 02:22 AM   #17
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Its terrible on the magic mouse, but once I bought the magic trackpad, I clearly understand the purpose. rather than dragging a scroll bar, its more like moving an actual sheet of paper, which feels much more natural on a touchpad.
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 02:27 AM   #18
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I kept it on. It doesn't take long to get used to it.
Yep same here.
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 02:34 AM   #19
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I started using it when i first switched to Lion with the first DP.
And I adapted to it in about one week. Its natural to have problems at first, since we have been using the "wrong way" of scrolling for too long, but after about one to two weeks it feels like the most natural thing.
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 03:11 AM   #20
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After using it for over a week, it is now intuitive and I like it.
As others stated, having used an iPad and iPhone made it an easy transition.

I have found it less easy to get used to with my old iMac mouse with scrolling ball. I do have the touch pad for my iMac too and it seems more natural with that.
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 03:24 AM   #21
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I think I can get used to it and it probably won't take that long... but the problem I have with it is that I have 2 other Mac that is on Leopard and Snow Leopard which doesn't have this option... which makes it extremely confusing to have some of my trackpad behave the opposite of the new Air...

I hope they make an update to both Leopard and snow leopard to allow for this setting (so that they can be synchonised) then I'm more then happy to give the natural scrolling a proper go...
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 03:35 AM   #22
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I don't think that it is natural to have reversed scrolling on a touchpad or mouse. I like it on my iPhone and iPad but I hate it on Mac OS X. It is just unnatural and I have it disabled. In fact, this is the first thing I change when I install Lion.
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 03:43 AM   #23
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I turned it off. I use more than one computer so I like the consistency. Also, when other people need to see something on my computer, at least it won't throw them off completely.

Natural scrolling isn't as bad as I originally thought though ... I could see myself getting used to it. but to be honest, I don't really care ether way
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 03:45 AM   #24
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I keep natural scrolling enabled on me 2011 11" MBA Ultimate but find it a little irritating not having it on my Mac Pro that has Snow Leopard. Having to switch between the two is taking a little getting used to.
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 03:55 AM   #25
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I turned it off as I don't have any trackpad devices (apart from iPhone 4) and it doesn't feel natural on a scrollwheel... that'll be resolved soon though hopefully!
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