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Get your Mac Back: Fix OS X Lion scrolling

26 July 2011 5,487 views 7 Comments

Apple has released a big new desktop operating system update and the complaints have reached a fever pitch in recent days. Fortunately, many of things users dislike can be changed and the fixes are generally quite easy — here’s how to make OS X scrolling more like it was.

Mac OS X Lion’s disappearing scrollbar have caused consternation among some users. However, as shown in the graphic above, it’s pretty easy to make them visible again.

Go to System Preferences > General and choose the setting that makes sense to you.

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There’s wisdom in the words, “get ’em when they’re pups” as children that learn good habits will carry them the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, the opposite is also true and, although I understand Apple’s desire to change the way we scroll (which is technically backwards), it feels wrong.

On the iPad and iPhone, it’s right. However, this old dog does it wrong and probably will until the mothership takes the option away.

In the mean time, you and I can turn off Apple’s patently unnatural “natural scrolling.” Go to System Preferences > Mouse and uncheck the box.

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