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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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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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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Yosemite: Disabling inertia scrolling using scroll wheel for the mouse

Is there a way to disable inertia scrolling (scrolling speeds up the faster you scroll the mouse wheel) for Yosemite for only the mouse? I understand the reason for inertia scrolling for the trackpad, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a hand tool for xcode's storyboard (scrolling without scrollbars, PDF style)?

I guess the title says it all. I was looking for a way to e.g. hold down a modifier key and "grab" the storyboard so that I can stop trying to aim for the scrollbars every time I want to scroll freely ...
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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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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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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 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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Chrome delays first scroll

Preface: I have opened a new issue in the Chrome bug tracker because no-one could help so far. On my OS X Mavericks, Chrome shows an annoying issue: When I open a longer web-page, like the list of ...
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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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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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Favoriting a song in iTunes scrolls to top and collapses album view

So.. this issue has been killing me for a while. I imagine others are having this too, so I am going to post quite a bit of info here. The issue is pretty basic. When I have an album open in iTunes I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Keyboard shortcut to scroll window up and down?

In Windows, there's a really useful keyboard shortcut for scrolling the current text editor window up or down by one line without moving the cursor. This appears to be implemented in the operating ...
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Scroll bars missing with Magic Mouse

I just purchased a wireless Magic Mouse for my Mac. There is no scrolling bar at the right of screen. How can I activate this?
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How to disable the scrolling on OS X Safari?

What I would like to be able to do is set a certain part of a webpage in the viewport of Safari and then "Lock" the scrolling temporarily so that I can't accidentally scroll up or down and move what I ...
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OS X Mavericks scrollbars appear even without external mouse

For about 2 weeks now are the scroll bars appearing permanently at my mac. I know that they appear when you have an external mouse connected. It was normal that they appeared only when I scrolled, but ...
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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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El Capitan sluggish mouse scrolling

I'm using a Logitech Performance Mouse MX. Since upgrading to OS X 10.11 some apps responded sluggishly to mouse scrolling while others are fine. For instance Safari responds like it used to but ...
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iTunes music sync: “Albums” sub-window too tall for main window

iTunes version 12.3.0.44 running on Windows 7 X64 with a 1920x1200 monitor. When a device is connected there is a window where you can manage what music gets synced to the device. This scrollable ...
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Disable “Spring Effect” when scrolling over the maximum limit

I'm not sure if this is a global OS X setting or per-app implementation of an Apple API. Anyway, is it possible (specifically on Google Chrome) to disable that visual "spring effect" (I don't know how ...
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How to stop mouse from zooming in when trying to scroll down

In trying to zoom down, the mouse has taken to zooming in his entire screen. As in, magnifying the entire screen, focusing on where the cursor is. This happens when quickly scrolling down a few ...
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Mobile Safari opens tab with window.scrollY set to large negative number, only Smart Banner visible

I'm trying to figure out a very vexing bug (which might well be a mobile Safari issue) where opening a URL from an app is causing the page to load with a large negative scroll value and only the Smart ...
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Changing trackpad scroll direction with AppleScript in Yosemite

I prefer "natural" scroll direction when using my MBAir trackpad, but "unnatural" when using the mouse. I frequently switch back and forth depending on where I'm working, so I've been using a bit of ...
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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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Change page up / page down speed or disable animation?

I do a lot of scrolling in Safari. I often end up hitting space bar to jump across just the right sized blocks. I just looked into it now and I wonder, is it the exact same action as page down? ...
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apple mail with el capitan does not scroll the bottom window of a message

Since installing El Capitan on 2009 iMac, in Apple Mail, a selected message contents does not scroll in the bottom window when the mouse scroll wheel is used, or when the down arrow key is pressed. ...
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How to remap Caps Lock+HKJL to mouse scroll using Karabiner + Seil?

I've remapped Caps Lock to F19 in Seil. In Karabiner, I've remapped F19 to Hyper. <item> <name>CAPS to HYPER</name> <appendix>Caps to Hyper</appendix> ...
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Scroll lag after external display connect

After connecting or disconnecting external display some lag appears on every scroll in every app. Only restart helps (or windowserver restart). This problem was on Mavericks and still on Yosemite. It ...