Magic Mouse - Inverted Scroll

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by kirky29, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. kirky29 macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Lincolnshire, England
    Hey there,

    When using the Magic Mouse in Lion, and I scroll down, it goes up. Up goes down.
    Just like on iOS

    Is there a way anyone has found to stop this?
    I'd probably get used to it eventually.. but still!

    Also, in full screen apps with the Magic Mouse, is there a way to switch from one app to another? Like swipe left or something?

    Thank you!
    I know it's the first preview & only been out for a day. :)
  2. kirky29 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Lincolnshire, England
    Sorry, somebody else posted and answered it for me!

    There's an option at the top of the mouse settings.
  3. pascalpp macrumors member

    May 10, 2002
    Brooklyn, NYC
    here's the option

    uncheck that box at the top.

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  4. iCheddar macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2007
    South Dakota
    Hopefully they'll throw in some consistency in future versions.

    It's great that that setting is there for the mouse, but no such setting exists for the trackpad. Why? :confused:
  5. gocsp macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2009
    but it is at trackpad (the first option):

  6. xdissent macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2007
    FYI, this is a feature that unifies OS X and iOS scrolling behaviour, so consistency is exactly what they introduced. It also just makes more sense in general and does away with the logically backward scrolling conventions of the past.

    It might take a little getting used to, but it's a huge step in the right direction. I've been running Lion for less than 24 hours and I just switched back to Snow Leopard for a moment - the legacy scrolling feels cheap and wrong now.
  7. LinMac macrumors 65816

    Oct 28, 2007
    It is frankly the most annoying attempt at bringing iOS to OSX yet. If this is Apple's concept of the future then I am seriously hoping Microsoft or somebody provides competition. Absolutely horrible change that I hope is off in the gold master build because I can't imagine any relatives buying a Mac when it "scrolls wrong".
  8. ajvizzgamer101 macrumors 65816

    Mar 3, 2008
    United States
    I gotten used to it (BetterTouchControls) because it works the same as the iOS devices and I have Magic Mouse.
  9. Tanegashima macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2009
    How do I do that with a Black Macbook (no "advanced" trackpad)?

    The preference pane is completely different. I must edit the values by hand!
  10. ender78 macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2005
    Resurrecting thread .. what the hell were they thinking ... not a good default on feature, ran into this "feature" within 5 minutes of being in my new Lion install.
  11. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    I agree. Apple should have disabled this option by default.

    I was confused about the scrolling until I did a google search. I thought something was wrong with my mouse or Lion install.
  12. andrewface macrumors 6502


    May 17, 2006
    its just weird cause i switch from windows to mac so often!!
  13. bozzykid macrumors 68020

    Aug 11, 2009
    The behavior is consistent. But the problem is on iOS, you are touching the screen (aka the content), so scrolling this way is natural. When using a touchpad or magic mouse, this behavior is counter-intuitive no matter how much they try to say it is "natural".
  14. SnakeBacon macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2011
    How to turn it off

    Yes you able to turn it off, all of the options in the mouse settings have check boxes which means you can disable the "Natural Scrolling" option.
  15. advan031 macrumors 6502

    Aug 16, 2008
    I hate it on my mbp so reverted back to "normal" scrolling. it's fine on the iPad or iPhone.
  16. jiminaus macrumors 65816


    Dec 16, 2010
    I completely agree with this. I didn't even notice I was making the opposite gesture to scroll on my iPhone verses by Magic Trackpad. I too found the "natural" scrolling to be wholy unnatural. I could retrain myself, but I'm Mac at home and Windows at work. I can cope with swapping between Cmd+C verses Ctrl+C, but not scrolling one way and then the other way.
  17. Emulsion macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2007
    It's only unnatural because its different... It's a change they made to make it similar to iOS, give it a day and you will forget about it.
  18. Reach9 macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2010
    In America
    Completely agree. I tried to get used to the "natural" scrolling, but the fact of the matter is, unless you're touching the screen it seems very unnatural.
    Also, for the sake of not looking like a fool when my friend hands me his PC laptop, i think it'll stick to what i define "natural", which is Apple's "unnatural"
  19. jasperk99 macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2009
    Its funny, I never even thought about the difference when using Snow Leopard and IOS, when I installed Lion today, I was like WTF!!! Now I think about it and it just messes me up!! On IOS it does seem natural not so on Lion

    I had to change it back to the old settings as I used Windows at work and my brain just won't get used to scrolling 2 different ways
  20. SomeMacGuy macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2007
    Nova Scotia
    I scroll down more than I scroll up. The new "natural" way is a much more uncomfortable gesture and it's very weird to get used to. Turning it off made my brain happy for sure. Not even going to bother to try to get used to it.
  21. rickhorn macrumors member


    Feb 5, 2010
    believe it or not, it's just a-matter-of-habit. You guys will get used to it...
  22. shanew21 macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    This is why I have disabled it. I use windows a lot and whenever I'm editing media I plug in an external mouse (with a scroll wheel and everything) for extra precision so I don't want to screw with anything there. I'll just leave it off. The scrolling feels "natural" on a touchscreen but not a trackpad.
  23. trekkie604 macrumors 65832


    Feb 25, 2008
    Vancouver, Canada
    disabled this dumb feature along with the auto-resumption of windows within 2 minutes of completing install.
  24. redsteven macrumors 6502a


    Aug 22, 2006
    You have no idea how long it took one of my relatives, who didn't have much computer experience, to get used to the backwards scrolling that you and I like.

    I'm used to moving my finger up when I want the page to go up... but the fact is that it's kind of counter-intuitive for someone used to moving physical objects (like paper) with their hands.
  25. bozzykid macrumors 68020

    Aug 11, 2009
    Doubtful as I will never use it. Like was said earlier, most people scroll down more than up. And on a magic mouse, this is very uncomfortable to swipe up versus swiping down.

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