IoT
Government // Mobile & Wireless
News
8/13/2011
09:04 PM
Connect Directly
Twitter
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%
RELATED EVENTS
DDoS Attacks & Their Threats to Your Business
May 10, 2016
Who better to brief you on the latest in DDoS attacks and prevention than the ones working on the ...Read More>>

How To Reverse Scrolling Direction in OS X 10.7 Lion

Down is up? Up is down? Here's how to return the old scrolling direction to OS X in 10.7 Lion.

One of the major changes in OS X 10.7 Lion is the way scrolling works. Apple changed it to mimic the way you scroll in iOS. Up is down and down is up? It takes some getting used to. Luckily, you don't have to. Here's how to make your mouse or Trackpad scroll the way it used to -- when up meant up and down meant down.

First, if you're using a mouse, open System Preferences. Click on the Mouse icon.



On the next screen, uncheck the box next to Move Content in the Direction of Finger Movement when Scrolling or Navigating.


Close out of System Preference. Your mouse will now scroll the way it always has before the Lion release. This is handy if you use a PC mouse with your Mac, too.

If you're using the Trackpad on your MacBook or Apple's external Magic Trackpad to navigate Lion, open System Preferences. Click on the Trackpad icon.


Then click on the Scroll & Zoom tab. Uncheck Scroll Direction: Natural.


Now scrolling will work the same way it did before you upgraded to OS X 10. 7 Lion.


Some people really like the new scrolling and navigation in OS X Lion. It matches the way they're used to working their iOS devices. But you don't have to go along with that.

Brian Burgess is the executive editor at BYTE. Follow him @mysticgeek. Got a comment or idea? Send it to him at Brian@BYTE.com.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
2016 InformationWeek Elite 100
Our 28th annual ranking of the leading US users of business technology.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of April 24, 2016. We'll be talking with the InformationWeek.com editors and correspondents who brought you the top stories of the week!
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.