Seems like I'm being picky but...

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by dominicdiep, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2012
    Does anyone else find that when you scroll your fingers up using an Air, your thumb naturally wants to hit the shallow part where you lift up the screen? It really irks me because when my thumb keeps snagging on it, it then prevents my whole hand from scrolling further than i want to. Thus, I have to force my thumb up when scrolling to prevent this from happening, but its so annoying to have to do this all the time. :(
  2. macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2008
    No. my thumb stays resting on the case edge in the middle. I use middle and ring fingers to do scrolling - this gives me a full range of movement on 15" MBP and 11" Air without needing to move my thumb at all.

    I don't think your problem would be exclusive to the Air would it?
  3. macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2011
  4. macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2012
    ^what he said^

    Or... a slightly more productive, but equally dismissive answer... move your thumb a bit.
  5. thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2012
    Yeah, that seems to be the most obvious way to resolve it. Tried it though, but doesn't feel natural in the sense that my thumb wants to move with the rest of my fingers when scrolling. Will probably get used to doing that in the meantime though.

    To those that don't understand - think about it. Your thumb is lower than your second and third fingers - hence when you scroll 'up' your thumb is low enough that keeps hitting the middle edge where you are supposed to lift up the screen.
  6. macrumors 65816

    Jan 5, 2011
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2011
    Sacramento, CA
    I use the middle/ring finger scrolling technique too. No thumb hangups and it's actually easier because those two fingers are closer in size than the index/middle. In fact, I just realized that I do the majority of mousing with my middle finger due to my scrolling habit. I did not realize that!
  8. thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2012
    Very good technique! Puts less strain and energy into making scrolling actions. Think I'll use this method from now on.

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