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This post by John Gruber outlines several possibilities: For OSX: Scrollvetica Scroll Reverser For Windows: An AutoHotkey hack On the Mac side, Scroll Reverser looks nice in the menu bar, is free, and works from Tiger to Snow Leopard (10.4 - 10.6).


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Terminal Command Alternatively, if you like Terminal commands (for scripting or BetterTouchTool gestures), you can set scroll bars to always be shown with the following command: defaults write -g AppleShowScrollBars -string Always To reset this, you can use the following command: defaults write -g AppleShowScrollBars -string WhenScrolling You may have ...


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I found a hidden preference for disabling rubberband scrolling with strings /System/Library/Frameworks/*.framework/Versions/*/* 2> /dev/null | grep -iE '(rubb|elastic)' | grep -v ' ' | sort | uniq: defaults write -g NSScrollViewRubberbanding -bool false It should take effect after reopening applications. It doesn't seem to affect web views like Safari ...


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From a Terminal window: sudo defaults write /System/Library/User\ Template/Non_localized/Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences com.apple.swipescrolldirection -bool false Source


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Hope you're still reading - I highly recommend one of the third party mouse managers like SteerMouse or USB Overdrive or ControllerMate. I found the arch of the Magic Mouse just too low and went back to the old reliable Logitech MX Revolution, but I will never install Logitech software again without an excellent reason. These packages will let you ...


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In "System Preferences > General" There are three options for "Showing scroll bars". From your description, it sounds like you have the default settings of "Automatically based on mouse or trackpad" You may find "When Scrolling" or "Always" more to your liking. I'm an old school Mac user, so I have it set to always. That setting solves this problem and ...


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The difference is likely to do with the architecture and interprocess communication choices of each browser. Modern web browsers render pages in separate processes. Apple has a framework called IOSurface that provides a streamlined way for one process to pass an image to another process. This framework was introduced in Mac OS X 10.6, aka Snow Leopard, for ...


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For anyone else trying to figure this out, this may be of help: Apple uses the word "elasticity" in reference to this part of rubber-band scrolling. Xcode's documentation includes more details. Also, look into the content of "/System/Library/Frameworks/AppKit.framework/Versions/C/AppKit".


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Tap the Status Bar at the top of the screen. In Safari, Mail, Contacts, and many other apps, tap the status bar at the top of the screen — which displays the network information, time, and battery level — to scroll quickly to the top. Source: http://www.apple.com/iphone/tips/


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If you were on a Mac I would say that you had turned off the Inertial Scrolling preference, but there is no such setting for iOS devices running Safari, and it should be the default behaviour at all times. The answer by @Aaron is a good start to force quit an App (note this works for all apps, although in many cases the app isn't really running in the ...


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iCal is limited to the view modes you see in the main window - Day, Week, Month and Year. It's not very customizable. However as an alternative, you might want to look at BusyCal. It's a pretty well regarded app. The two word pitch is "iCal Pro". It integrates with the system calendar, so all the built-in calendar based functions work fine, and in addition ...


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No. All you can have is to activate both the 2-finger and the 3-finger gestures. They work differently, though. With two fingers you scroll the page to the sides revealing the page "below" it or the page "above" it according to the tag history. With three fingers you just tell the browser to "go back" (swipe left) or "go forward" (swipe right) without any ...


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That's your reason right there, you are using a traditional mouse, and so you get the traditional scrollbar, it should always be on view. Your friend is using a touch input device, and like with trackpad users this does not rely on accurate positional use of the cursor, and so the scrol bars dissapear unless active scrolling is happening, as they do not ...


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I have found this CSS snippet that apparently disables it: http://www.smilingsouls.net/Blog/20110804114957.html Now to figure out how to implement the CSS rule in every web page we visit... probably via a Safari extension, like QuickStyle or NinjaKit. QuickStyle: http://canisbos.com/quickstyle


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Disabling the rubber banding when scrolling past the end of a page can be done. It simply requires you to ditch your Apple pointing device and use any third party mouse, like my 8 year old Logitech mouse. No bouncing rubber band effect when scrolling past the end of any page. Of course, this means giving up all gestures. If, like me, you hate the rubber ...


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Firstly I am posting this as possible helpful info rather than a solution. Which may get some one in the right direction. I found this in the What's New in OSX which goes into explaining what and how Responsive Scrolling works. At the bottom there is also a note saying how to disable it per app for testing purposes. But I do not see this option in my ...


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Run defaults write -g NSOverlayScrollerHideDelay -float 3 where 3 is a value in seconds and quit and reopen applications to apply the changes. I found the preference key by running mdfind kMDItemContentType=public.unix-executable -onlyin /System|xargs strings 2>/dev/null|grep -E '^[[:alnum:].-]{10,80}$'|grep -i scroll.


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The option you mention in System Preferences does exactly what you say (or its behavior was changed since your question). The first option, "Automatically based on input device" does what you want (I think, but I may have misunderstood your question). When you have a mouse plugged in, it shows the scrollbars. When you unplug your mouse, it will revert to ...


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USB Overdrive changes the default scrolling behavior so that single ticks of a scroll wheel scroll in larger increments. It also has an option to for example make a single tick always scroll a single line. It also supports changing the tracking (but not scrolling) acceleration, like SmoothMouse or MouseAcceleration.prefPane.


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Out of all the Mac users I've ever heard of/seen, none of them have ever said anything like this. I swift touch of a trackpad of mouse certainly doesn't seem to be any sort of damaging movements. If you end up having problems with it more you could ask a more 'medical' associated person. I've personally never heard anything like it, but muscle pains can be ...


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This is not normal behavior for Safari on the iPhone, though I've seen this occur on my iPhone a few times. You might want to force the Safari app to close by doing the following: Hit the home button to close Safari Double tap the home button to show recently used applications Tap and hold on Safari Click the red X badge on Safari


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Normally, this means you just don't put both fingers at the same time. Try sticking your index and the other finger together and moving your arm or your wrist instead of trying to move the individual fingers. You'll get used to it. The animated videos in the System Preferences -> Trackpad are a good example of the safest way to do the gesture. Once you get ...


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No - the functionality replaces the tap for scrolling with a tap to resume the call. You might instead need to use spotlight to search for the contact rather than scrolling in the case you mention. Worst case is you can use the paging / "scrubbing" gesture to tap and then scroll vertically along the side of the contact application to rapidly scroll to the ...


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There no official specific settings to this, although with command line changes you can turn inertial settings on and off full stop. Unfortunately, especially if you like the inertial scrolling in part, the beth way forward for you is to understand how it works better. I've nicked this sentence from the ArsTechnica review, as there is no point in ...


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I couldn't find it either and it is highly annoying with a trackpad, especially with webpages that use infinite scrolling (like Facebook). What I found to fix it - to a certain extend: System prefs > Accessibility > mouse & trackpad > mouse or trackpad options > scrolling speed > slow. (keep inertia on)


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I just found this fix on GitHub. I've tested it and it does indeed work. I still wish Apple would just add a switch into the preferences pane. https://github.com/davekeck/DisableExtremeScrollAcceleration


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I don't know any way to get the second frontmost application or window with AppleScript, apart from something like this: delay 0.3 -- time to release modifier keys if the script is run with a shortcut tell application "System Events" set p to process 1 where it is frontmost set visible of p to false delay 0.01 key code 121 -- 121 = page ...


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I asked John Siracusa on twitter: https://twitter.com/siracusa/status/394988398009925632 @siracusa Have yu fnd a way to trn off "responsive scrolling" in mavericks? It feels strange His answer was very succinct: https://twitter.com/siracusa/status/394988398009925632 @davidmarsh No. I guess that doesn't mean you can't disable it, just that John ...


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UPDATE (7.XI.2013 after call to Apple Care): I neeeded also: 1) reseting PRAM (after turn-off, turn-on while holdingCMD+ALT+P+R up to second gong), how to on your mac: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1379 2) reseting SMC (after turn-off, turn-on while holding SHIFT+CTRL+ALT(option) + POWER) how to on your mac:http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964 THE BELOW ...


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Please do NOT accept this answer as the correct one. Leave this question open for as long as it takes to get a proper solution. I don't want the bounty. I made a quick app which hacks together some basic vertical-only scroll lock support. It basically tells the system to ignore small horizontal movements when scrolling in a mostly vertical direction. You ...



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