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AppleScript to disable rubber band scrolling System 10.7
A recent hint gave instructions for enabling and disabling rubber band scrolling in Mac OS X Lion, using a Terminal command. This hint contains an Applescript to do the same, without having to use Terminal.

Compile this script in Applescript Editor and run it. It will let you enable or disable rubber band scrolling.
display dialog "Disable or enable rubber banding?" buttons {"Enable", "Disable", "Cancel"} default button "Cancel" with title "Rubber Band Control" giving up after 15

if button returned of the result is "Disable" then
   do shell script "defaults write -g NSScrollViewRubberbanding -int 0"
else if button returned of the result is "Enable" then
   do shell script "defaults delete -g NSScrollViewRubberbanding"
end if

[kirkmc adds: Well, it seems that disabling rubber band scrolling is quite popular! After a first hint, then yesterday's hint about disabling rubber band scrolling in iTunes, here's another, perhaps easier way, using AppleScript.]
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AppleScript to disable rubber band scrolling
Authored by: hookoa on Jun 08, '12 08:14:16AM

Really? This "rubber band" scrolling thing disturbs people so much?
Seek professional counseling.

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AppleScript to disable rubber band scrolling
Authored by: michelle_eris on Jun 08, '12 08:51:11AM

Well, actually it doesn't bother me; I prefer it. But it does bother some other people, so I wrote this script so they won't have to complain about it.



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AppleScript to disable rubber band scrolling
Authored by: AnonMac50 on Jun 08, '12 09:23:30AM

Can this be turned around to enable it on Macs that don't have it?



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AppleScript to disable rubber band scrolling
Authored by: michelle_eris on Jun 08, '12 10:55:07AM

No; it's a feature of Lion.



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AppleScript to disable rubber band scrolling
Authored by: AnonMac50 on Jun 09, '12 03:52:54AM

I meant on Lion Macs that don't have it. Like the ones without Multitouch.

Thanks.



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AppleScript to disable rubber band scrolling
Authored by: michelle_eris on Jun 09, '12 06:46:58AM

I think that if you use the scroll ball on an Apple Mouse (nee: Mighty Mouse) to scroll to the end, the page will bounce. But if you use the scroll bars, even with a touchpad, it won't bounce.



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AppleScript to disable rubber band scrolling
Authored by: AnonMac50 on Jun 09, '12 09:57:49AM

What about another mouse? My generic USB mouse only bounces when used with my MacBook Pro with a multitouch trackpad, but it doesn't bounce on my Desktop.



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