OS X 10.8 + Safari 6 = scrolling bugs

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by mgpg89, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. mgpg89 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 31, 2008
    Upgraded to Mountain Lion today and right off the bat I noticed there's a scrolling bug in Safari 6 (at least for me). Anyone else notice anything similar?

    The problem:
    When I scroll through a long page in 'short bursts' with my Magic Mouse, once every 3 or 4 scrolls Safari skips an entire page ahead really fast. This is consistent behavior when using Safari, while it doesn't occur at all in Firefox.

    Interesting though:
    When I scroll using the Magic Mouse's 'momentum', this doesn't happen. Only when I keep my finger on the mouse when scrolling.

    Hope this makes any sense.
  2. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Oct 13, 2008
    I have seen this and all to often it's too fast.
  3. Freeek macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2011
    So Boys,

    i know the answer! ;)

    This behavior is not a bug...it's one of this great iOS/OS X - merger features.

    You know this from your iOS Device. In long lists you scroll 3 times with your finger and than the list-speed scrolls like hell....

    You can see this in the Calendar List view on your iOS Device.

    Exact this behavior you have now also in OS X... if you have a Magic Trackpad or a Magic Mouse or a MacBook-Trackpad...

    you scroll 3 times and than the scroll speed increase...

    And i agree with you.... it's annoying... you want to scroll through a large webpage and suddenly .... the speed goes up....and your eyes can't catch the content anymore...

    Not everything that comes from iOS is that good on OS X...
  4. klrrabt, Jul 31, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2013
  5. chrisherbert macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2012
    He said it only happens when he keeps his finger on the mouse, so it's not iOS-style scrolling momentum. It definitely sounds like a bug rather than a feature.
  6. Freeek macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2011
    try it by yourself.

    I tried it and it's exact the same behavior like in iOS. Trust me!
  7. JonD25 macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2006
    I'm experiencing this too. It doesn't seem to be a "feature", as it only happens when I'm scrolling slowly while leaving my fingers on the trackpad. All of the sudden it just jumps super fast and I have to scroll back. It happens a lot on a site like Tumblr with the endless dashboard, which led me to believe it was something to do with javascript and loading extra content on scrolling. But it happens sometimes even on pages that aren't "endless" like the Tumblr dashboard.
  8. kthrob macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2013
    A little late....

    Sorry I'm late guys, but if you haven't found the answer...... It's in system prefs, Accessibility- Mouse and trackpad, options. SCROLLING WITH INERTIA. Disable, then reenable. Done. :)

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