As stated in the question, how do I disable horizontal scrolling on Preview when the page obviously fits and there is over horizontal overflow?

I am scrolling with my touchpad, and with two-finger scroll I inevitably move a little sideways while scrolling. This little jerk to the left/right is rather annoying to me and I would like to know if there are any ways to prevent the horizontal scrolling.

  • There are many builds of Yosemite. If you open the terminal app and type sw_vers what version and build are you running?
    – bmike
    Commented Feb 23, 2016 at 1:58
  • ProductName: Mac OS X ProductVersion: 10.11.3 BuildVersion: 15D21
    – wandaweiss
    Commented Feb 23, 2016 at 3:59

1 Answer 1


I used to have the same problem and I solved it by cloning and building a fork of the Scroll-Reverser tool, whose repository is below.


As you can see in this commit the author made a little patch in the tool in a way such that if you check the reverse horizontal scrolling option, it actually disables it instead of reversing it.

This is also explicitly stated by the author of the patch here.

You will need XCode to build the project and to generate the corresponding app.

Just as general information (the original author deserves it), the original Scroll-Reverser tool, which was doing just reversing instead of disabling, can be found here

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .