You’ve installed OS X Lion for your Mac. You load up a window. You scroll down, but nothing happens. You scroll up, and the screen goes down. You scroll back down again and the screen goes up. What madness is this? Inverted scrolling?? Who in their right mind would ever use this!?
I do. And I’m happy with it.
Everyone jumps to the conclusion of, “This needs to be disabled immediately.” However, I turned mine back on to try it out further. Now, it just comes to me instinctively.
If you use an iOS device on a daily basis, it’s absolutely no different. On a handheld device, this type of scrolling is second nature to us. It makes sense.
It’s… natural scrolling.
So, if you need to bash it, I can’t stop you. But please, give it a try first. I’m not talking out try-it-for-five-minutes-then-turn-it-off giving it a shot. I’m talking about turning it on and really working with it for a while.
And if it’s still confusing, try this: Right before you scroll, say to yourself, “I want to push my content [up/down],” then scroll in that direction. It could help. Did for me.
Give natrual scrolling another try. What have been your experiences with it? Share them in the comments.