I’m not sure if they are just messing with our minds or what, but Apple changed one of the most automatic navigation functions you do. Scrolling is the computer equivalent of breathing. You do it automatically, without thinking. Except now in Mac OS X 10.7, aka Lion, you have to breathe out to breathe in. Reminds me of Lightning McQueen learning to race on dirt and Doc Hudson tells him you have to turn right to go left.
Good news is, you’re not stuck with it this way! If you don’t want to move your cheese just yet…
Here’s how to get your Mac back to the “Old” way of scrolling:
- Open System Preferences (down in the dock)
- First, fix your Mouse. Find it on the Hardware line:
- Simply uncheck the “Move content in direction of finger movement…”:
- Now, go back to the System Preferences screen by clicking the “Show All” button at the top, and select the “Trackpad” option next to the Mouse option (you may not have this if you’re using an iMac or something without a Trackpad)
- Simply uncheck the “Scroll Direction: natural” button: