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 defaults setting for that?

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    To be honest, not giving the users the choice to try it out might not be the right approach. Every person in our office has moved to the new scrolling, and refuses to go back. Oct 21 '11 at 20:33
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    The intent is not to change for everyone on the machine -- just to set it so that the DEFAULT is set to 'non-natural' (really to help the PC people cope...). If an individual user want to change back, they can via system prefs. Oct 21 '11 at 20:59
  • Any ideas how to hide the 'introduction to scrolling' dialog? Oct 21 '11 at 21:06
  • I don't think it can be hidden. It's built into the wizard, and I am not sure if it can be removed or disabled. Oct 21 '11 at 21:09

From a Terminal window:

sudo defaults write /System/Library/User\ Template/Non_localized/Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences com.apple.swipescrolldirection -bool false


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