Who's Using The Inverted Scroll?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by donster28, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. donster28 macrumors 68000

    Oct 5, 2006
    Great White North
    I don't know about you guys but I've got used to scrolling like the iPad on my brand new base 13" MBA.

    It only took me 3 tries to scroll inverted naturally.

    Who's with me?
  2. Ronnoco, Jul 24, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2011

    Ronnoco macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    United States of America
    It's taken me a couple days but I now have "natural scrolling" enabled on both my machines (MBP, MBA)...once I realized that it scrolls like my iPad2, it came a little quicker to me as long as I keep my eye on the page and not the scroll bars...LOL

    EDIT: I neglected to mention, I use a Magic Mouse which DOES make it easier than a normal or wheeled mouse...
  3. Menge macrumors 6502a


    Dec 22, 2008
    I am. Not to mention I'm still using regular scrolling on my snow leopard MacBook.

    It's just a matter of time...
  4. JohnDoe98 macrumors 68020

    May 1, 2009
    I also use it. The learning curve took a couple of minutes; that's it.
  5. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2010
    I use the new "natural" scrolling. Also, it might do you some good to search before posting, this is the third or so topic on this now :).
  6. ChristianVirtual macrumors 601


    May 10, 2010
    For me it's easy. Of course my muscle memory still do it wrong from time to time but that's ok.

    I was "scared" was that my wife would complain too much. But actually she said: that's much easier now. She's not very computer-affine but a Twitter junkie :rolleyes:
  7. MistaMacky macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2011
    Completely subjective and, more importantly, you can choice between either! :apple:
  8. mkflyfish macrumors member


    May 30, 2011
    Yes, I learned it, but I'm not using it.

    The natural scroll makes no sense with a cursor to move on the screen as well.

    If your trying to move a cursor down the page, say to a link at the bottom, you have to push two fingers up, and then do one finger down.

    It doesn't change the arrow keys, you still push down to go down the page.

  9. Jagardn macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2011
    It's not meant to switch everything. I use my iPad and iPhone the times I'm not using my MBP, it makes all my navigation the same on all devices.
  10. Mrguidogenio macrumors regular


    Jun 4, 2011
  11. ajvizzgamer101 macrumors 65816

    Mar 3, 2008
    United States
    I guess it doesn't make sense if you have a wheel but on Magic Mouse it feel "natural!"
  12. WishIWasHere macrumors regular

    May 26, 2008
    Yeah, I've had no real problem adjusting to the new scrolling. It took maybe a day or two to get adjusted, but I like it just fine. Seems like lots of people hate it though. Oh well.
  13. harcosparky macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    At first I was like WTF ????????

    But I quickly adapted and seem to like it.
  14. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'm using it now...The odd thing is...reg scrolling is actually the inverted method...we've just been used to working backwards.
  15. eifer macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2008
    I tried it, was fine with it but realized I prefer normal scrolling. My issue I guess, is that I don't envision the page moving, but rather the scroll bar moving. Therefore for me it's more natural to be moving the scroll bar down.
  16. revenent macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2008

    I am with you. But it did not take me 3 tries though......it was my first :p
  17. orlandocano macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2010
    hated it.. love it now

    I started trying it yesterday when I got a magic trackpad for my iMac.. I was struggling with it when I had my magic mouse because it was more difficult retrain my muscle memory when my mouse felt so much like my mouse at work (windows xp) .. as soon as i started using the trackpad, it felt just like using my iPad 2 and it really does feel natural...

    My only problem is that when I got to work today, i tried to scroll "naturally" on my windows pc! spent half the morning googling how to invert mouse wheel scrolling on windows xp haha!
  18. Merkyworks macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2008
    for me its funny but if i think about how to scroll i mess it up and do it the "normal way" however if I just start scrolling and dont think i do it the "natural" way. my darn brain keeps getting in the way of apples less complicated way to scroll
  19. spidey3 macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2010
    I really wanted to use the new ["natural"] scroll -- but ended up switching back -- not because I don't like it, but because it differs from the behavior of the PC which I am forced to use at work, and I was spending an hour each morning and each afternoon re-learning which direction the scroll wheel worked...
  20. Jakerz macrumors regular

    Sep 2, 2010
    Did you figure out how to do it?
  21. yashrg macrumors regular


    Feb 21, 2008
    @Spidey3 same with me, I have to use the college computers (windows and snow leopard) and I cannot be bothered with re-learning the correct scroll behavior every day.
  22. Kanunu macrumors 6502

    Apr 18, 2009
    Depends on perception and mouse

    "Natural scrolling" may seem natural if you use the magic mouse but if you use a third party mouse with a wheel it is not. In that case the perception is that the wheel is suspended above above a sheet of paper. Move the wheel down and of course the paper moves up. So to me which is natural may depend more on what type of mouse you use. Thankfully Lion lets you reverse this feature.

    in a somewhat related mode, Mission Control seems to have made some Logitech button commands non-functional. In particular, I used to press the wheel to bring up Expose. Hopefully Logitech will upgrade their drivers and System Preferences add-on soon.
  23. Splutterbug macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2005
    I installed Lion in the morning, when I got home from work my wife had already disabled it :) Might give it a try later on but there isn't really any benefit in using either way so go with what you prefer (or what your wife prefers).
  24. mex4eric macrumors 6502


    Jun 23, 2009
    Ottawa, Canada
    Have been using it since Wednesday and getting used to it. My wife switched back, but maybe she will see the light. We have two MacBooks, two touches and one iPad 1.
  25. VTECaddict macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2008
    i got used to it on the trackpad but i also use a logitech mouse. until i can independently set the trackpad to natural and the mouse to "normal", im going to keep it normal. i have to work with PCs daily at school and don't need the confusion switching back and forth.

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