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10.7: Reverse Reversed Scrolling direction
Authored by: Mike Perry on Jul 21, '11 09:17:00AM

Alas, if you don't have a trackpad, the trackpad preferences don't work and you can't fix the scrolling direction. I can change the scroll direction on my four-year-old MacBook but not my trackpadless iMac. That matters because trackpad scrolling is used by many scrolling mouse, including my Microsoft one. I suspect the number of Macs using scrolling mice must run in the millions. They are out of luck.

Let's hope Apple fixes that in 10.7.1. There should be two scroll direction preferences, one for mice in the Mouse preferences and one for trackpads in the Trackpad preferences. Many users might want to make each work differently.

Anyone know if there's a command line way to fix this?



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10.7: Reverse Reversed Scrolling direction
Authored by: aalegado on Jul 21, '11 09:42:21AM

You don't need to have a Trackpad in order to see the Trackpad settings pane to change the setting. The scroll direction is available under the Mouse settings.

What bugs me (and I'd read about this beforehand but had to see it to believe it) is that you cannot set the Mouse and Trackpad to have different scroll direction behaviors, i.e. behaviors you might think appropriate to each device. Whichever one you set last (Mouse or Trackpad) will determine how both devices operate.



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10.7: Reverse Reversed Scrolling direction
Authored by: Unsoluble on Jul 21, '11 09:59:58AM

I'm not on my Lion machine right now, so I can't tell you exactly where to look, but I can confirm there is definitely a preference in there for the mouse as well as for the trackpad. They're linked, so you can't have one set one way and the other the opposite, but you can at least re-reverse your mouse's scroll ball.



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It's in the Mouse settings
Authored by: cycomachead on Jul 21, '11 12:30:46PM

If you have a mouse, it's at the very top of the Mouse settings pane and is worded differently.



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10.7: Reverse Reversed Scrolling direction
Authored by: ptb@mac.com on Jul 21, '11 02:22:25PM

defaults write -g com.apple.swipescrolldirection -bool false



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