I just got 10.7. The two-finger scrolling direction seems wrong to me, although it says "direction - natural." I couldn't see a way to reverse it. Does anyone have a way yet?

  • I like the change. It's taking some getting used to, but I prefer the same experience between iPad and MBP when using gestures.
    – tlatkovich
    Jul 20 '11 at 18:02

Uncheck the box:

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I found it unnatural, too, since they flipped it. I think they're going for consistency between iPads and mice.

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    I'll accept your answer as I was just being super idiotic assuming the check-box was to switch off two-finger scrolling altogether!
    – Chopper3
    Jul 20 '11 at 18:25

Oh, found it: It's just the check-box, I thought that turned off two-finger scrolling, not the direction.


I have an older Mac, and the option to change this was unchecking the first option under trackpad: "When using gestures to scroll or navigate, move content in the direction of finger movement."

Maybe this new scrolling direction is better, but for now I have two Macs, and only one on Lion, so they need to be the same.


the option only available when i used magic mouse, my macbook was early 2008 model

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