Lion: Arrrgh! Why did they change scroll buttons NOW?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by janstett, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. janstett macrumors 65816

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    Upgraded to Lion on every machine but my main desktop.

    I am extremely frustrated that, for no apparent reason, they decided to reverse scrolling behavior, both with trackpads and scrollwheel mice.

    At least I wish this was configurable in the mouse settings.

    In other words, if you roll the scroll wheel down it used to move the scroll bar down. Now it moves the scroll bar up.

    I guess they are going for what happens to the DOCUMENT/VIEW, as if you are pushing the document up or down with your fingers, but it's damned confusing and the first time I can remember this behavior being questioned since it was introduced -- when? Mid 90s?
     
  2. JeffMonty macrumors member

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    You can change this setting in both the trackpad and mouse panes in system prefs if you want.
     
  3. janstett thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, not sure how I missed that.

    It's the "move content in the direction of finger movement while scrolling or navigating" button for those interested.
     
  4. andrewlgm macrumors 6502

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    I actually like it better. It resembles the iPad scrolling, and the new touch functions in safari are amazing. I just miss the 3 finger swipe in other parts of the system such as in iTunes and finder where you can swipe back and forth using three finger...
     

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