Undocumented secret 3 finger speed scroll.

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by inscrewtable, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. inscrewtable macrumors 68000


    Oct 9, 2010
    I just discovered this by accident and have not been able to find it documented anywhere, so this may be a world first. Or maybe not...

    Using a trackpad, if you place the cursor in a safari scroll bar, (or Finder) and drag up or down using 3 fingers, it scrolls at a very fast rate, as if it was a click and scroll. Only really useful for long windows.
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    Nice one!

    You must have the scrollbar "active" (by placing the cursor on it) and place the cursor on the scrollbar itself.
    Then the scrollbar "follows" the cursor, which gives greater speed.
  3. JoeyCloverfield, Jan 9, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2014

    JoeyCloverfield macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2012
    This is exactly how it worked many years ago before the scrollbar auto-hid. You're basically dragging it.

    I assume you have the "three finger drag" trackpad feature on since there's no change in behavior when its off. The "click in the scroll bar to" option, in General Settings, also effects this behavior.

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