Anyone else having hard time getting used to inverted scrolling?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.7 Lion' started by PBF, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. PBF
    macrumors 68030

    As much as I like iOS, I can't seem to get used to the inverted scrolling.

    On iPhone, where my fingers are in direct contact with the display, the inverted scrolling is a natural thing. You don't want to scroll any other way.

    Whereas on Mac, your brain forces you to think that your fingers placed on trackpad control the behavior of scrollbars, NOT the content.

    In Lion, your fingers no longer control the behavior of scrollbars. Your fingers control the content, that's exactly why scrollbars are invisible by default. Apple wants us to forget about them and concentrate solely on the content.

    I want to get used to it. And the reason is that I want the scrolling to be a consistent thing between my iDevice and Mac.

    Sorry, just felt like sharing my cool story with y'all. :D
  2. macrumors 603

    I'm used to it.
  3. macrumors 603


    I really tried to get used to it, but just ended up turning it off.
    IT makes me think that there might be a MacOs X tablet, though. I can't see any other situation where reverse scrolling is necessary.
  4. #4
    It was a little weird to me at first, but I got used to it relatively quickly.
  5. macrumors regular

    There is a way to change it to the SL way - just un-click 'When using gestures to scroll or navigate, move content in the direction of finger movement'.
  6. PBF
    macrumors 68030

    In my original post, I explain why I don't want to revert to the old way. :)
  7. macrumors 6502

    It took me a little over a full day to get use to it. Now its fine.

    You just have to use it, and every time you scroll think of how you would be swiping if the screen was a touchscreen

    after a full day of that i don't half to think about it anymore.

    That being said it was a pain in the ass at first and can't blame you for not getting use to it at first.
  8. macrumors member


    There is a preference to change it isn't there?

    "To see the computers of tomorrow, look at the Macs of today."
    -A smart person.
  9. macrumors 65816

    I don't have Lion, but just for kicks, I installed BetterTouchTool to try out the inverted scrolling thing.

    Same here, about a day.

    So if you want to try to get used to it for consistency, I'd allow 1-2 days, not just a few hours.
  10. macrumors member

    There is a Setting

    I knew it. I thought there would be a setting, but no one else that I talked to said there was. You CAN turn off inverted scrolling and you CAN show the application lights in the Dock.
  11. PBF
    macrumors 68030


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    something i don't get is in safari the navigation is reversed as well which i can get but on my mbp with the trackpad 3 finger navigation is still the old way, (left to go back, right to go forward). so safari and say finder navigation is opposite in lion. that stinks
  13. macrumors 6502a

    neko girl

    I tried this in Snow Leopard using Better Touch Tool. You can reverse the gestures..

    I couldn't get used to it!
  14. macrumors 6502

    Steve Ballmer

    I find it awkward because on my computer I'm not directly manipulating the screen like I am on my iPhone. Thus, I find traditional scrolling makes more sense on a computer.

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