Reader tip: Revert your rolling system in Mountain Lion

Macworld Australia Staff
3 January, 2013
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If you hate the default scrolling behaviour in Apple’s new Mountain Lion, which mimics that of iOS devices, you can revert it back to the natural scrolling style that you have been used to on a Mac for the last 15 years. All you have to do is follow these prompts:

1  Go to System Preferences.

2 If you use a trackpad, select the Trackpad pane; if you use a mouse, select the Mouse pane.3  Depending on which option you select you need to make sure the box next to ‘Scroll Direction: Natural’ is checked. This will revert scrolling back to the normal nature and not iOS scrolling.

If you selected the Mouse pane, you can check the box at the top marked ‘Scroll direction: Natural’.

If you selected the Trackpad pane, you can check the ‘Scroll Direction: Natural’ box under the Scroll & Zoom tab.

This handy little trick saved me loads of time and frustration when alternating between my MacBook Pro and iOS devices.

– Amie Brennan

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