Safari scrolling -- can the "sliding effect" be disabled?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Fishrrman, May 28, 2010.

  1. Fishrrman macrumors G4

    Fishrrman

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    Feb 20, 2009
    #1
    Hello all -

    With the Snow Leopard versions of Safari, scrolling downward (either with "page down", tapping the spacebar, or clicking in the scrolling area) and upward is done with a "sliding effect". That is to say, for lack of a better term, the page visibly "slides" upward or downward in the direction you scroll.

    In _older versions_ of Safari (thinking back to OS 10.3.x and 10.4.x), scrolling was instantaneous. There was no "slide effect" Page Down or Page Up would instantly result in that part of the document being displayed.

    I dislike the "sliding effects" -- for all that I can figure, they are included as a "visual treat", the same as the effects when a window is minimized to the dock. For me, however, it's "visual aggravation".

    Is there any way to "turn the effects off" in Safari? I'll assume that if this is possible, it has to be done through Terminal...
     
  2. Porco macrumors 68030

    Porco

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    Mar 28, 2005
    #2
    System Preferences (not Safari's - the main sys prefs) > Appearance > uncheck 'Use smooth scrolling'

    :)
     

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