Anyone else having hard time getting used to inverted scrolling?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Goldfrapp, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    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. ct2k7 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2008
    London or Florida
  3. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    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. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    It was a little weird to me at first, but I got used to it relatively quickly.
  5. olisones macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2008
    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. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    In my original post, I explain why I don't want to revert to the old way. :)
  7. tac22 macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
    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. Hildron101010 macrumors member


    Oct 25, 2010

    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. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

    Jan 13, 2008
    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. Hildron101010 macrumors member


    Oct 25, 2010
    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. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005

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  12. karsten macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2010
    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. neko girl macrumors 6502a

    neko girl

    Jan 20, 2011
    I tried this in Snow Leopard using Better Touch Tool. You can reverse the gestures..

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

    Steve Ballmer

    Oct 2, 2009
    Redmond, WA
    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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