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Chrome Scrolling Stops Working After Mavericks Upgrade

28 October 2013 4,177 views No Comment

Some folks are reporting that Google Chrome scrolling only functions intermittently after applying the Mavericks upgrade

Gonna say it again — Apple’s OS X Mavericks rollout, though not perfect, has been pretty darned smooth. However, some folks are reporting that Google Chrome scrolling only functions intermittently after applying the Mavericks upgrade.

And, there seems to some variability in how severe the issue is and who is affected. Specifically, Macs with trackpads, both integrated and Magic Trackpad, are affected while mouse users aren’t. Additionally, though lots of folks are affected, no one seems to have figured out what triggers Chrome scrolling to stop working.

There are two glimmers of hope, the first being that Google is aware of the problem.

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for posting; I wanted to update you that [Google is] tracking this issue in our public issue track here. If you would like to receive updates, you can star the issue.

Some of you have also mentioned that you are seeing this issue in other browsers as well; are you seeing this on Safari or Firefox?


The other glimmer of hope is that the workaround to get Chrome scrolling back is easy — quit and restart Chrome.

Lastly, there are also reports that the trackpad scrolling issue also affects Preview, Calendar and Safari. Personally, Chrome scrolling quits maybe once a day and, although I haven’t noticed Preview, etc affected, the multitouch gesture used to spawn Launchpad stops working.

Have you been affected by trackpad scrolling issue? Which apps and have you noticed a trigger?

Inquiring minds want to know…

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