Overall, OS X Lion is an absolutely fantastic upgrade to Apple’s OS X line of operating systems. There is one new feature however that I do not like; reverse scroll. I am admittedly a little bit of an old fashioned “pointer and clicker” and I would like to keep it that way. Fortunately, it is very easy to disable reverse scrolling in OS X Lion.
Disable Reverse Scroll In OS X Lion
1. Open up System Preferences.
2. Click on the Trackpad icon.
3. Remove the check next to “When using gestures to scroll or navigate, move content in the direction of finger movement.”
4. If you are using an external mouse, you’ll want to click on the Mouse icon in System Preferences, and remove the checkbox next to “move content in the direction of finger movement when scrolling or navigating.”
The OS X Lion reverse scroll feature is now disabled on your laptop trackpad, or magic mouse.