Remote Scroll Direction

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by parkm13, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. parkm13 macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2010
    Hey everyone, just got new (and first) first apple TV4k. The first thing I have noticed is that the scroll direction is backward compared to every other apple product. Does this bother anyone else or is it just me? Any reason on why they would flip the direction like this. It just seems very inconsistent.
  2. Poontaco macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2014
    Backward compared to every other Apple product you say?
    I guess you're not aware of the existence of Macbooks, Magic Mice or any kind of touch-pad?

    Just like those other unheard of devices, you can switch the scrolling direction if you prefer.
  3. parkm13 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2010

    Ignoring the condescending tone of your response, it is exactly those devices that I am talking about. All of the MacBooks, Magic Mice, Magic Touchpad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Apple Watch have the same as apple calls it 'natural' scrolling. For example, when I slide my fingers up the trackpad the webpage goes down. This is held consistent on everything other than the Apple TV and I cannot find a way to change the direction of this to match everything else.
  4. Poontaco macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2014
    I'm sorry about the condescending tone. It was uncalled for.
    And I was wrong about there being an option to change scrolling directions anyway.:oops:
    But I don't agree that it is backwards.
    On a touch-screen device or touch-pad, you are sliding the whole screen up or down when swiping.
    On the Apple TV you are moving a selection cursor on the screen when swiping around. It would be backwards to do it any other way.
    If you bring up the app switcher and swipe through the apps, you will notice that scrolling (swiping) still works like you are used to with other natural scrolling devices
  5. parkm13 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2010

    I get the shift in perspective between moving an object and a curser, and I have noticed that the scrolling does change depending on where you are in the UI. I feel as though this just adds to the problem and makes it feel that much more inconsistent. I very well may be the minority here, but I just wish they would keep the same scrolling method throughout the ecosystem that is so connected in every other way. Or at least offer the option to change it like on OSX.

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