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Remove rubber band scrolling in most apps
Authored by: Havner on May 10, '12 04:04:40PM

I don't hate rubber band scrolling per se. What I hate is its performance. In several places, namely Mail, iTunes, Mac App Store it's very jerky. _VERY_. Every heavy surface that gets to a point where rubber band scrolling kicks in behaves this way. I own MBP 13" from 2010 which might not be the newest, but still, is not very outdated. NVidia 320M is even a little bit faster then Intel 3000HD that's massively used in current Macs.

When the rubber band kicks in I'm forced to wait till it ends and the animation is very far from smooth. It's impossible to scroll the other way at that point. If the experience were as smooth as it is on iOS I probably wouldn't mind. But Apple f*cked up this seriously. For the UI that was never designed to handle this they forced the behavior on already existing apps. The end result is not what I'd call usability.

So in general, to maintain my previous UI performance it's easier to just turn it off. As it doesn't seem to get any better. Checked Mountain Lion. It's exactly the same.

The important thing is that people were trying to disable it since Lion was released. For whatever reason. I'm just surprised that there was a "defaults" setting for this since the very beginning... Now I'm happy that we finally have a way.

Edited on May 10, '12 04:12:57PM by Havner

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Remove rubber band scrolling in most apps
Authored by: dilvish1984 on May 10, '12 05:12:42PM

Wow! I can see how that would be annoying.

I'm really surprised you're having this problem with a 2010 MBP, though -- I'm currently using a 2006 MacBook Pro 15" and haven't seen the jerkiness you describe. Are you having other performance issues? I have to wonder if there isn't something wrong with your system that's causing a whole lot of processor cycles to be eaten needlessly... though, obviously, the rebounding behavior should be a really low level routine getting really high priority, so even under constrained conditions it should perform well (I'm pretty sure Apple would agree that the user interface should come first, before any background process).

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Remove rubber band scrolling in most apps
Authored by: Havner on May 10, '12 09:49:30PM

I don't have any performance issues and it's not my system. I work on Macs on daily basis and every single system I've seen has that. It's just that most people don't mind.

Enter iTunes, select some iOS device, and enter the 'Apps' screen. And try to scroll really fast up and down. Or just down trigerring rubber band all the time. See how jerky it becomes.

The scrolling itself could be much better and smoother, and rubber band on top of that doesn't help. The whole thing can lag behind.

Edited on May 10, '12 10:17:57PM by Havner

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