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This goes in the "Hmm, that's interesting" category ... or the "Check the prefs, bozo!" column, based on the comment below ;-).

I was taking a look at Apple's "Mac OS X: An Introduction for Support Providers" (a very good overview of OS X, by the way), and I was trying to browse the file with the scroll wheel on my Intellimouse. It seemed I could scroll down, but then it would get stuck. I could scroll up again, but not down. Similarly, at the top of the page, I couldn't scroll up any longer, but I could scroll down.

It took me a couple tries to figure it out. In the Preview app, the scroll wheel only scrolls on the current page. To move to the next or previous pages, you have to hit the next/prev arrows at the bottom of the screen.

I'm not sure if this is a bug or a feature! I like the way you aren't suddenly jolted to a new screen if you scroll off the bottom, but it's a pain having to hit the arrow button for each page.
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it is a feature...
Authored by: joshuajabbour on Mar 31, '01 07:38:30PM

Actually, this is a "feature" I would suppose, because you can turn it on/off via the "Continuous Scrolling" item in the "Display" menu. The big problem here is that the selection does not retain itself after you have to select it EACH time you start Preview. I have emailed Apple asking them to make this selection stick through relaunches, and to maybe add a keyboard shortcut to make switching easier.

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Preview app and scroll wheels
Authored by: NYPhotoGuy on Oct 09, '08 01:53:22PM

My solution to the problem was to download "JustLooking 3.2", a free Mac Image Viewer. In the Preferences you can choose to make the mouse wheel "Move to next or previous image". Now I can open just 1 image in a directory, then use the scroll wheel to move to the next/previous images in that directory. This is just like the functionality of IrfanView for Windows (I switched to Mac and will never look back!).

-Mr. Tech

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