Changing Two Finger Swipe Direction on Macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by UnibodyMac, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. UnibodyMac macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2011
    I've had an iPhone for the last few years and am used to the direction of swiping on the iPhone. I recently purchased a macbook pro and noticed that the scrolling on the iPhone and Macbook occur in the opposite direction when scrolling from top to bottom and it's driving me crazy. I'm looking for a way to change the direction that the window moves when using the two finger swipe on my macbook pro.

    When scrolling though web pages on the iPhone, sliding your finger from the top of the phone to the bottom displays text above the current viewing window. In other words, if I place my finger over a word and move my finger up or down my finger is still on top of the word when I'm done scrolling. Scrolling on the track pad of my macbook pro works in the opposite direction. On the macbook when I swipe two fingers from the top to the bottom of the track pad the text above the current window is shown. If I put my cursor over a word and two finger swipe the word moves in the opposite direction as my fingers. I would like to change this behavior so that scrolling occurs in the same manner that it does on the iPhone.

    I've searched this forum and others and haven't been able to find a way to change this behavior.
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
  3. agentphish macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2004
    heh, never even realized that and have never had a problem adapting to the MacBook. nice to know there's an app out there that will help for those who have issues.

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