Trackpad users, Feel like switching to "Natural Scrolling"

Discussion in 'iPad' started by onthecouchagain, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. onthecouchagain macrumors 604


    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?
  2. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2011
    iOS made me do that.
  3. samac92 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2008
    Yep used it since Lion came out. Also it's more consistent with the rest of the OS like launchpad, as it makes clicking and dragging to change pages the same direction as scrolling.
  4. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020


    Feb 16, 2012
  5. henry72 macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2009
    New Zealand
    I love it but most people don't lol
    I think it make senses :)
  6. yegon macrumors 68020

    Oct 20, 2007
    It's fine with a trackpad....but feels totally wrong with a mouse.
  7. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    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.
  8. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2010
    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.

    I have consistently felt we are being warmed up a MacBook Touch, or at least secondary displays where our trackpads are currently located.

    I do agree that "natural scrolling" is awkward at best for a scroll wheel, but Apple doesn't care in the least since they dont offer a scroll wheel.
  9. iAppl3Fan macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2011
    +1 EXACTLY how I feel.

    If Apple would provide an option to set it different for scrolling mouse the normal way I'd be very happy. I used natural scrolling from the start. In fact, it doesn't feel write to use the trackpad without natural scrolling for me.

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