scrolling reversed in Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by philwa2, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone noticed that the scrolling gesture has been reversed, a two finger scroll up moves the page down and the two finger scrolling down moves the page up. Does anyone know a way to reverse this, I cant see an option in system > track pad to do this ??
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQpyqAa7OxA

    Yep, it's reversed. Seems like something we will just have to get used to.

    Snow Leopard - You are moving the scroll bar at the side of the page.

    Lion - You are moving the page itself.
     
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    saving107

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    to me, the new method makes sense, but I will have to adjust from the way I have been using the trackpad.
     
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    saving107

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    Apparently, you can change it back.

    [​IMG]
     
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    zorinlynx

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    I must say I'm highly impressed with Apple for adding an option for this.

    It seems they're taking great care not to "rock the boat" too much in OS X releases. I'm glad they realize Mac users tend to care more about this sort of thing than iOS users.
     
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    Cinder6

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    In iOS, this behavior makes sense--in a way, you actually are "touching" the page. In OS X...you're touching a trackpad or a mouse. Glad there's an option for this. I'd have expected them to force the change on us.
     
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    MistaBungle

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    This is very tough getting used to. However, if you switch the option in System Preferences, it flips the direction of how you navigate your left/right gestures for full screen apps/dashboard.
     
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    HiFiGuy528

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    I like the new scrolling feature. Any ways to hack it on to snow leopard?
     
  9. macrumors 68020

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    After using my iPad for a while, I find that I'm constantly scrolling the wrong way in Snow Leopard. I think the new direction is more intuitive, but less familiar. I'll definatly be using the new default mode.
     
  10. macrumors 68000

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    I used an app on Leopard ages ago that did it. Better Touch Tool maybe?
     
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    HiFiGuy528

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    The app is called Better Touch Tool? Does it cost $$$?
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    No, but it's still in alpha. http://blog.boastr.net/
     
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    poobear

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    Aaah my head is upside down, up is down and left is right. I think this is the way to go due to consistency with iOS, but it will take some time to get used to after several years of the reverse setting :(
     

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