10.5: Enable momentum scrolling for Magic Mouse in 10.5

Nov 13, '09 07:30:00AM

Contributed by: dougbarth

Leopard only hintThe Mouse System Preferences pane on Leopard does not include an option to enable momentum scrolling like Snow Leopard does. However, by setting a hidden preference, you can get this feature without updating to Snow Leopard.

To enable momentum scrolling, first run the following command in Terminal:

defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.mouse MouseMomentumScroll -bool yes
Next, go to the Mouse System Preferences panel, and uncheck and then check the Scroll option. You should now have momentum scrolling enabled.

[robg adds: I don't have a Magic Mouse, so I can't test this one.]

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