the act of moving through the content that is available for viewing but not currently visible because the screen size of a device is smaller then the entire length the page, or program output.

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Can you disable rubber-band scrolling in OS X Lion?

In OS X Lion, is there a way to disable rubber-band scrolling? This is the bounce that occurs when the window is scrolled beyond the top or bottom edge. I'm aware that non-apple input devices don't ...
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Change the mouse wheel scrolling acceleration

I am new Mac user and I don't really like the Magic Mouse so I reverted to a good old 3 button mouse with a scroll wheel. When I turn the wheel slowly, it only scrolls pixel per pixel (or per two ...
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Fix Mavericks vertical scrolling lock? (jerky scrolling, accidental safari back)

After installing Mavericks over Mountain Lion, my vertical scrolling is wiggly (jerky) on rMBP. Similar as in iOS, when scrolling with two fingers on touchpad down or up, a smooth motion "locks" the ...
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Macbook Pro with Lion: scrolling via trackpad vs. mouse

So the default scrolling behavior for the trackpad in Lion is to scroll in the direction of your finger movement similar to the iPad. This can be changed in the trackpad preferences by un-checking ...
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OSX Mavericks horizontal scrolling doesn't work well in Finder?

I've noticed since updating to Mavericks last week (though this is a new Macbook, and I've been on Snow Leopard forever so not sure if this is 10.9 or 10.8 or what....) that horizontal scrolling in ...
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Is there a way to have Snow Leopard match the scrolling behavior of Lion?

I can see that I will quickly come to love the Lion way of scrolling. My brain will soon become rewired to think of moving the content with my gestures instead of moving the controller down to slide ...
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Mavericks: how to disable responsive scroll

Responsive scrolling is causing a lot of issues for me. It's nice when it works, but it's lagging a lot sometimes, especially in Chrome. Anyone found out a way to disable responsive scrolling and ...
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Why does only Safari have (nearly) perfect inertial scrolling in OS X?

I'm quite amazed that Safari is the only browser in OS X that manages to get (nearly) perfect inertial scrolling. Even with lots of flash content on a website, Safari's scrolling is smooth. There ...
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Enabling Scroll Bars In Mountain Lion?

In Mountain Lion scroll bars are turned off by default, and are only seen if actively scrolling. How do you enable them, so that they are seen all the time ?
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Disable expanding scroll bars in Mountain Lion

How can I stop the scroll bars in Mountain Lion from expanding when I move my curser over them? Sometimes when I try to click on the bottom item in a finder window the scroll bar expands, covering ...
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Disable scroll-induced antialiasing in Preview and other PDF applications

Scrolling (with two fingers on the trackpad) in Preview.app (and TeXShop.app) annoyingly blurs PDF text and I would like to disable the over-compensating anti-aliasing. I like the anti-aliasing while ...
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Scrolling to top while on a call?

Normally when you press the top status bar on the iPhone, it will scroll the main list component all the to the top. When you are on a call, though, the status bar becomes a bit bigger and when you ...
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How to disable the rubber banding/elastic scroll effect in OS X Mavericks?

OS X uses the rubber band effect to show users that they’ve scrolled to the end of a window’s content. In the past (Lion) the terminal command that follows would disable this effect: defaults write ...
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Can I set Lion scrollbars to always be off? (Except when a mouse is plugged in)

I like the fact that scrollbars disappear in Lion, but only if I don't have an external mouse plugged in to my MacBook Pro. Is there a way to have this behavior always be on? I know I can set the ...
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Is it possible to enable “Focus follows Scrolling”?

I tried out Focus follows mouse and found too many occasions when it really annoys me. Thinking about the cases when I would need focus follows mouse, I realized that it's only necessary when I'm ...
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Alter inertia scrolling behaviour in Mountain Lion

I like how with inertia scrolling you can swipe harder to scroll further down the page, but what I don't like is how the scrolling speeds up quite a bit as you scroll. This was not the behavior in ...
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How to I set the scroll direction to be “non” natural for any new users created on a Lion machine?

When a new user account is created on a Lion machine, a "helpful" dialog appears to describe "Natural" scrolling. I want to set the scrolling to be "unnatural" for any new users created - is there a ...
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How can I enable natural scrolling for my trackpad, but disable it for my mouse?

Is there a way to enable natural scrolling on the trackpad, but disable it for mouse? I think that natural scrolling does make sense on a trackpad, but with a mouse it doesn't feel natural at all
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How to fix choppy scrolling on 10.9 Mavericks?

I just upgraded my mid-2012 MacBook Air to 10.9. Now whenever I scroll down a page, the effect is very choppy. The scrolling seems to stop and start very quickly. Also, sometimes the left part of the ...
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Mountain Lion, Tap to Click and Two Finger Scroll Problems

I'm using a macbook air with mountain lion 10.8.2. An interesting problem has recently started occurring with using the built in trackpad. If I use two finger scrolls 9/10 times it sees this as a ...
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How can I scroll to the top/bottom of web page with a three finger gesture?

I'd like to use a three finger swipe to scroll to the top or bottom of a web page. Is there a way to make that work?
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How to quickly scroll to top of long list in iOS?

I've recently hooked my MS Exchange account into Mail.app in iOS, and consequently, the list of email in my inbox is extremely long. iOS has the unfortunate habit of scrolling the mail list to the ...
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Is Mac OS X's two finger scrolling damaging to your hand?

I've noticed an unusual feeling associated with Mac OS X's two fingering scrolling. Any chance this might indicate a repetitive stress injury in the making? I've been trying to rotate the fingers I ...
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Is there a way to scroll the toolbar icons of an application?

On a 24" display, there is enough space to display all the toolbar icons of my applications. But on the MacBook 13" display some of them are not displayed. Is there a way to scroll the tools bar in ...
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Is it possible to adjust Lightroom settings with scroll wheel

I'm using Mac OS X 10.7.2 "Lion" and Adobe Lightroom 3.5. On Windows, it was possible to adjust settings in the Develop module (exposure, contrast,...) by clicking on that setting and using the scroll ...
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External windows mouse invert scroll except touchpad

I just attached an external windows mouse to my mac and I inverted the scrolling. But now it also inverts it for the touchpad... Is there a way to invert it only for the external mouse? I really don't ...
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Disabling Command + Arrow scrolling

When I press Command ⌘+↑ or Command ⌘+↓ on OS X 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion), it scrolls all the way to the top or the bottom of a window. The problem is, in some programs, this ...
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Increase horizontal speed scroll on Logitech Mouse

I have a Logitech Mouse with a horizontal-scroll-enabled scroll wheel (it tilts left and right to scroll left and right) the only problem is that the scroll speed is very very slow to a point it is ...
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How do I find hidden UIScrollView settings in Safari and Lion?

The question (and answer) Can you disable rubber-band scrolling in OS X Lion? is very useful, so I would like to learn how to find these settings. How can I find out what these variables are so I can ...
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How can I change scroll direction in Snow Leopard?

I've gotten so used to the Lion natural scrolling that using (for lack of a better term) unnatural scrolling in Snow Leopard and earlier is very annoying. Is there any way I can reverse it for OSes ...
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iPhone 4S Safari Scrolling

I've recently switched from Android to an iPhone 4S, and while it's great, there's a few annoying issues. One of them is when I'm viewing long web pages. On my Android I could flick the screen and it ...
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Display scroll bar for longer

I'm one of these people who likes to grab the scroll bar and move it around now-n-then when I'm not using the scroll wheel on my mouse. But what I find really annoying is I have to scroll to get it ...
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Scrolling to the bottom of 500 emails

Is there an easy way to scroll up and down in the left hand pane in e-mail? I have my ipad set to display 500 emails and its a pain to get from an email at the bottom of the list to one back at the ...
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Hotkey to scroll other window without switching to it

Emacs has a nice feature in the C-M-v keybind (scroll-other-window in Emacs Lisp), which causes the other window in a frame with two windows to scroll (I haven't tried it with more than two windows) ...
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rMBP Trackpad slips when trying to scroll?

Hello I just got my first ever MBP Retina and I was wondering if this is normal : Sometimes I try to scroll upwards or downwards (natural way) and the mouse moves instead of scrolling the page up and ...
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How can I 'reset' the inertial scrolling in Chrome?

Chrome 17 on Lion has inertial scrolling like Safari 5 does. However, sometimes it reaches a point where the top/bottom edges are not bouncy anymore. This happens on a user profile in Chrome without ...
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Two-finger scrolling stops working after a while

I am running into a strange problem. After a few minutes of using Chrome or Firefox, two finger scrolling on my trackpad stops working on these applications. Every time I restart these applications ...
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Enable mouse wheel autoscroll feature in Chrome

Is it possible to enable autoscroll (scrolling on mouse wheel press) in mac os? In windows it works out of the box, in mac id does not. Macos 10.6.8, Chrome v21
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Scrolling PDF documents in Safari is too sensitive?

In Safari, I use two finger dragging with my trackpad (on a MacBook) to scroll through websites. I've noticed that whenever I try viewing a PDF document, (i.e. the URL in the address bar ends with ...
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Why don't I see scroll bars when using a mouse?

I have a Late 2008 MacBook Pro running Mavericks. In System Preferences > General, I have "Show scroll bars: Automatically based on mouse or trackpad". It used to work as expected: with a mouse ...
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OS X 10.9 Mavericks subtle two-finger scrolling changes (on touchpad)

I am still unsure whether this is dependent on, or even related to, the "Responsive Scrolling" feature rolled out in Mavericks. Responsive Scrolling is intended to provide smoothness of scroll by ...
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Cannot scroll up on Chrome in Outlook Web Access

I am, as of fairly recently, unable to scroll up in my company's Outlook Web Access. This only affects the list of emails. I can scroll up in other 'panes', and scroll down everywhere. For example, I ...
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Excessive horizontal mouse scrolling

On a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.9.1 (13B42) with both the trackpad and a Bluetooth "magic mouse" I observe an excessive amount of (especially) horizontal scrolling. A trivial touch to the mouse (or ...
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How do I disable native OS X scrollbar in Sublime Text?

The native OS X scrollbar obviously completely defeats the purpose of Sublime Text 3's Minimap (which is a scrollbar by itself). So I want to disable OS X scrollbars …!! "overlay_scroll_bars": ...
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scroll inertia with non Apple devices

So I use Logitech and Wacom mouses and tablets. Is there a way to enable scroll momentum / inertia with non Apple devices across all Mac OS? Or at least Chrome...
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macbook air i5 4gb ram when scrolling in FireFox or Chrome or Safari I see vertical tearing

I see screen tearing pretty often while scrolling webpages up and down, and it has been like this from day 1. But now I purchased an external monitor which is huge 23 inches compared to MAC 11, and ...
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Safari pages refuse to scroll on MacBook Pro

I'm repeatedly finding Safari pages cannot scroll up or down in Safari 5.1 on my MacBook Pro. On affected pages, the two finger trackpad gesture has no effect, nor does pressing the up/down keyboard ...
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How can I fix Firefox's jagged scrolling on Lion?

I noticed that scrolling in Firefox on Lion is not very pleasant experience. Is there a way to optimize it for better performance? I tried smooth scrolling setting - but it didn't do anything.
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Can iCal scroll by week in month view?

It seems to be bad design that I can not just scroll down on the month view of Calendar, so that the grid just moves up. Going prev/next through the months is very uncomfortable any time you are ...
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Trackpad switch pages with 3 fingers

By default the Back/Next gesture works with two fingers (in e.g. Safari) on the trackpad. Now it often happens to me when scrolling through iframes (with two fingers) I accidentally activate the back ...