- Mar 29, 2011
After using the iPad, when I go to my Air, I start scrolling the wrong way. Have any of you switched to the "Natural" scrolling direction on your laptops or trackpads?
natural scrolling on a touchpad or touchscreen is the "natural" way to do it and is analogous to moving a piece of paper on a table. If I take my finger and move piece of paper. I move my finger down to view the top of the page, and up to view the bottom of the page.There's nothing "natural" about scrolling a digital screen in the first place so whether scrolling up or down, double clicking, multi finger gesturing or whatever else is all learned behaviors. So switching it after decades of training users doesn't really make sense.
That said, I enjoy living within the Apple ecosystem so I have recently switched to "natural" and got accustomed to it within day's. But it still doesn't feel "natural" since it doesn't match the way PCs or older macs perform the same function.
+1 EXACTLY how I feel.It's fine with a trackpad....but feels totally wrong with a mouse.