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I was trying to change my scrolling settings to keep the screen from scrolling when I take my hands off the touchpad. Right now, if I do a two-finger scroll, and take my fingers off the pad while keeping my hand moving, the screen continues to scroll, like a throw. I would like this behavior to stop.

I have a MacBook Pro running Leopard


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You can remove the inertia for the two fingers scroll, just select "without inertia" under Trackpad inside the System Preferences :


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Nice. I couldn't add a screencap, as I'm currently on an older Mac that doesn't support it so the option isn't there. – Scottie Aug 24 '10 at 19:34
Apple release an update some days ago to enable this feature on older Mac (older, yes, but newer than 2008-2009). – Studer Aug 24 '10 at 19:36
Hasn't shown up on my machine, but my home MBP is the early 2008 model, so it's likely not a supported option. No biggie, since it was one of the first things I disabled on my work computer. – Scottie Aug 24 '10 at 20:02

In your Trackpad system preferences panel, under Two Fingers, change the "Scroll with Inertia" option. That should stop it.

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