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Wait, Are You Scrolling The Right Way?

Is your scroll direction "natural" or correct?

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Take a moment to figure out if your mouse or trackpad scrolls in the traditional direction, or the "natural" direction.

Traditional scrolling means that when you drag down, the top of the page goes up off the screen. "Natural" scrolling, as Apple calls it, means that dragging down brings the top of the page down onto the screen.

  1. Got it figured out? Great! Then just answer this one question: which way does your mouse scroll?

Wait, Are You Scrolling The Right Way?

You got: Yes! You're doing it right!

"Natural" scrolling is bullshit, and anyone who does it that way is wrong.

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You got: Nope! You're doing it wrong.

There's nothing natural about "natural" scrolling. Just pop into System Preferences real quick and fix it, and we'll pretend this never happened.

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