natural scrolling in trackpad but not on mouse

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Frozzie, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Frozzie macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2011
    Bought mouse today. I am used to natural scrolling with trackpad in MacBook Pro, but with mouse I prefer conventional scrolling.

    However, the problem is in System Preferences, if I set natural scrolling with trackpad, that means I have to use natural scrolling with mouse as well.

    Anyone know how to solve this? I don't want to install third party mod application which tweaks system settings, I don't want any terminal or applescript commands, I want everything sorted without having to do these. Is there an option available?
  2. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    No, there isn't one without resorting to the things you've categorically stated as "do not want". The only option is to switch it on and off in system preferences. It's not exactly a solution though. To be honest, I've found that I got used it even when using a mouse quite quickly. The only thing that confuses my poor brain is when I have to go back to a Windows machine.
  3. Frozzie thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2011
    Yeah I am trying really hard to do natural scrolling in a mouse... It isn't easy! Natural trackpad felt like this at first time I tried but now I can unconsciously do that... hopefully I can achieve the same with mouse.
  4. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816


    Apr 21, 2007
    White Mntns, Arizona
    There is no option available natively within OS X Lion to change the scrolling direction for mouse vs. trackpad. Even if there was a way, it would most likely involve using one of the methods you said you are unwilling to use (i.e. terminal command). Your only option at this time, other than manually changing the system preference settings each time, that I have found is to use Scroll Reverser.

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