How to turn off Auto Scrolling garbage feature

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by gslrider, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. gslrider macrumors 6502


    Nov 4, 2005
    I'm running 10.8.5. Since upgrading to 10.8.5 from 10.6.x, my system has been doing two VERY annoying things.

    1. Within a window, if I have a file selected (highlighted), say at the bottom of the window. Then I scroll all the way to the top (not selecting any other file), and the selected file is off screen (can't see it). I would then copy a file from another window to the first window (the file being copied starts with "A" so it should show up where I scrolled to in the first window), once it's finished copying over, the window will automatically scroll down to the file I had selected earlier. Without fail. This actually happens with any other activity being done on my system. Window ALWAY scroll to the highlighted file where ever you are in the window. This has never happened with 10.6.x or earlier OS X.

    2. This one seems to happen randomly. Whenever I select a file to change it's name (doing a single click on the name bar), instead of the file I hit being editable, 10.8.5 would select a random file down the list instead. Making THAT file editable.

    Anyone experience these? Is there a fix, or an option somewhere to turn this ridiculous features off?

    I really don't know what Apple is doing these days. But it certainly is no longer the user friendly and reliable system I've used for over 20 years. It's all about glitz and glam, no real functionality for old school power users. Instead of being a unique system like it used to be, it's now just a glorified version of PC. Just costs a lot more.
  2. e93to macrumors 6502a


    Jan 23, 2015
    1. From what I've seen on many settings and preferences, there is no way to turn off this behavior.

    2. I've never experienced this on my iMac... When I try to rename a file with single click on the name, it doesn't jump to another file/folder. However, I noticed changing the file/folder's name with single click doesn't always get successfully detected on Yosemite. So there could be a conflict between newer system and older hardware/firmware.
  3. gslrider thread starter macrumors 6502


    Nov 4, 2005
    Thanks for the input e93to. So just to be clear, issue 1 is a known or part of the OS. That every OS after Snow Leopard implements this. What was the insane reason Apple had for doing this?

    As for issue 2, I think the same. Must be a glitch. Or Apple intended for it so that people will feel they need to upgrade their systems. Hmmm. Lol

    I think I'm just going to reformat and reinstall from scratch. My Mac Pro is due for one. I usually do this every couple of years or so.

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