Natural Scrolling learning curve

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  1. C64 macrumors 65816

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    For me: 2 days.

    I received a new Mac mini on Friday and have been using Lion with the reverse scrolling since. At the same time I installed Scroll Reverser on my Snow Leopard machine so it's the same there.

    At first I mistakenly moved my fingers down to scroll down when I switched to e.g. the browser and quickly wanted to scroll somewhere. Muscle memory. But I just kept reminding myself: where do you want the content to you?

    Now, two days later, it feels completely natural and I never mistakenly scroll the wrong way anymore.

    Loving it :cool:
     
  2. fisherking macrumors 603

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    45 minutes. (not bragging, people here took minutes LOL).
    after a while, i realized i was just working, not thinking about it.

    and now, several days in, seems to make perfect sense...
     
  3. Ronnoco macrumors 68030

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    As I stated in another thread, it all makes sense since using my iPad2 and as long as I focus on the page and not the scroll bars (which travel in the opposite direction of your finger motion) I'm all good...:D
     
  4. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Three days for me but that was on Snow Leopard using BetterTouchTool. The visible scroll bars kept screwing me up. If I hid them off screen I had no problem.
     
  5. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    An evening, and then about 10 minutes the next day, muscle memory from 10 years of use....
     
  6. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    30 minutes. I found myself trying to go the opposite way at first but now I do it without realizing it.
     
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    mickbab macrumors 65816

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    Maybe an hour or so?

    While a strange concept at first after years of scrolling and gesturing to where you want to go on the page, it doesn't take too long to realise that moving the page itself actually makes a lot of sense - and it's just like on the iDevices!

    Perhaps for people who hadn't used a touchscreen mobile device in some form this would be a much more foreign concept, but for people who have (which I imagine is probably the majority of users on this forum) I imagine it would come naturally very soon for most.

    EDIT: Oh and what do you know, not even 10 seconds after I write about quickly adapting and the new scrolling coming naturally, I go the wrong way! Oh well :eek:
     
  8. TheBaconKing macrumors regular

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    I'm still getting used to it.. My MacBook pro is still on SL due to a lack of time to upgrade it right now.. So having both really is starting to confuse me.
     
  9. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    Natural Scrolling is for TOUCH SCREENS not computers, mice and trackpads. If "Natural Scrolling" is the best way to do it, then why did it take Apple a decade to figure it out? We've been doing it all wrong from the start :eek:
     
  10. BostonBrawler macrumors member

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    I ended up shutting that feature off.

    Problem was, while I know I could get used to it, at times I have to switch to my PC, so to keep it simple, just turned it off.
     
  11. TheJing macrumors 6502a

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    About an hour of forcing myself. Now it makes perfect sense. We have been doing it the wrong way for a long time.
     
  12. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    Sweet, I'm going to install this app too. I have come to really like Natural Scrolling but I am not upgrading my work machine to Lion just yet. This will bridge the gap. Although I've had very little problems switching between the two.
     
  13. seong macrumors 65816

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    Instantly. Not even a second. I'm not kidding though. I'm used to the iPhone scrolling, so I was thinking it will be exactly the same.
     
  14. TibookAktive macrumors member

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    Took me maybe a day, now feels completely natural.

    I have a windows machine at my work though, and now try and use the scroll-wheel in the wrong direction - so having to re-correct each day at work... might reset the learning curve slightly. Hoping not too much.

    Richard.
     
  15. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    I'm getting used to it. 20 years of scrolling backwards takes a little time to get used to.
     
  16. TPadden macrumors 6502a

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    Agree, got used to it quickly as a gimmick, went back just as quickly. Add use of mouse scroll wheel and the change just becomes a big "Why?" :eek:
     
  17. bushido Suspended

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    worked just fine right away as i was used to it on my iphone. now i see myself moving it in the wrong direction on other computers tho :D
     
  18. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    Probably 1-2 days for me. It wasn't tough at all but now when I go to Bootcamp and use Windows 7, it sucks! Does anybody know if there's a way to reverse scroll in Windows 7?
     
  19. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    yes, we've been scrolling backwards for years and years...this is the first time it is actually correct.
     
  20. polbit macrumors 6502

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    While logically it makes sense, it took me a day or so to get used to it, but even few days later I sometimes catch myself trying to scroll the wrong way once in a while. Overall though, I'm happy with the new way, it does seem more "natural" in the world filled with touchscreens.

    I bet if I used a mouse though I would feel differently, since there is no way that makes sense with a mouse :)
     
  21. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    Scrolling? An hour or so.

    Now, learning the rest of the new gestures is something I'm still working on.
     

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