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« Reply #575: January 23, 2012, 04:23:41 PM »
Yeah I'm sure there's an option for it someplace but again, why bother on machines that are only in my hands for a few hours anyway?

I *do* turn off that stupid inverted scrolling on every machine I touch though :stir:

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Re: iThread (AKA Apple Thread)
« Reply #576: January 23, 2012, 04:28:24 PM »
Inverted scrolling?

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Re: iThread (AKA Apple Thread)
« Reply #577: January 23, 2012, 04:34:27 PM »
Inverted scrolling?

Works like on your iPhone.  Swipe up to scroll the page down.

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« Reply #578: January 23, 2012, 05:17:35 PM »
I believe it's called "Natural Scrolling"

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« Reply #579: January 23, 2012, 05:22:22 PM »
that's what they call it, but anyone who's been using a computer for any number of years knows that inverted is the proper term because it's not normal (and certainly not natural! )

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Re: iThread (AKA Apple Thread)
« Reply #580: January 23, 2012, 05:26:19 PM »
hiHater

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« Reply #581: January 23, 2012, 05:27:08 PM »
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Re: iThread (AKA Apple Thread)
« Reply #582: January 23, 2012, 05:27:39 PM »
It's natural on a touchscreen.  It's not natural on a track pad.

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« Reply #583: January 23, 2012, 05:28:17 PM »
Inverted scrolling?


Lion inverts the trackpad scrolling so that it works the same way as the rest of their devices. The new gestures they added are pretty slick.

http://www.apple.com/macosx/whats-new/gestures.html

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Re: iThread (AKA Apple Thread)
« Reply #584: January 23, 2012, 05:28:53 PM »
It's natural on a touchscreen.  It's not natural on a track pad.

Seems natural enough to me. Posting from a Dell with a crappy trackpad, btw.

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« Reply #585: January 23, 2012, 05:31:11 PM »
like he said, it's not.  Nothing hater about it,  I love their track pads otherwise and while I don't use any of their other gestures I'm sure they're fine

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« Reply #586: January 23, 2012, 07:31:55 PM »
like he said, it's not.  Nothing hater about it,  I love their track pads otherwise and while I don't use any of their other gestures I'm sure they're fine

It takes about a week to get used to it- I learned it faster than I picked up the trackball we had in our computer lab in college

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« Reply #587: January 24, 2012, 09:10:32 AM »
It takes about a week to get used to it- I learned it faster than I picked up the trackball we had in our computer lab in college

But there is zero benefit.  This isn't like Coke vs Pepsi.  Hell, it's not even like QWERTY vs Dvorak.  Starting from a blank slate, the two methods have zero difference.  But because there is ~15 years of precedent behind the accepted norm, altering it is demonstrably a waste of everyones time, and certainly abnormal.  The fact that they have to put a goofy little popup explaining it at the beginning of the OS setup (and for each subsequent new user who logs in) and making you do it to be sure you understand is a tacit admission of this by Apple.  Change for the sake of change.  Only Apple fanboys would eat up something like that.

And yes, NOW I'm hater-ing ;)

But really I love Apple trackpads otherwise, and thankfully the option to revert to normal is there, so minimal harm done to people who live outside the RDF.

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Re: iThread (AKA Apple Thread)
« Reply #588: January 24, 2012, 09:17:03 AM »
I'm sure the reason is the slow merging of ios and osx (also known as driving osx users to windows and Linux)

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« Reply #589: January 24, 2012, 09:25:34 AM »
Right.  Not being a full time Mac user myself I cant really comment on that - I see the things that my Mac friends mention, but I don't really notice the iOS-iness in day to day USSR

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« Reply #590: January 24, 2012, 10:25:42 AM »
I'm sure the reason is the slow merging of ios and osx (also known as driving osx users to windows and Linux)

Truth. 

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« Reply #591: January 24, 2012, 10:40:49 AM »
Right.  Not being a full time Mac user myself I cant really comment on that - I see the things that my Mac friends mention, but I don't really notice the iOS-iness in day to day USSR

How the hell did autocorrect turn "use" into "USSR"?  :smh: @ Swype.

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« Reply #592: January 24, 2012, 10:46:16 AM »
How the hell did autocorrect turn "use" into "USSR"?  :smh: @ Swype.

:lmao: I spent a few minutes trying to figure out what the hell USSR stood for in relation to computers before just giving up.

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« Reply #593: January 24, 2012, 12:27:42 PM »
Split off the Windows stuff to the MS thread:

http://www.wnff.net/index.php?topic=18212.msg932349#msg932349

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« Reply #594: January 31, 2012, 10:57:00 PM »
I broke down and bought myself an IPad 2 (32 GB, AT&T 3G service). I won't have it til next Tuesday and I'm already going out of my mind waiting. I'm such a tech nerd.  :lol:

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« Reply #596: February 10, 2012, 12:04:55 PM »
Sounds like the article is just speculation and not based on anything factual or rumored.  It would be a good move for Apple but historically they generally stick to "out with the old, in with the new".  The iPhone 3GS (I guess the vanilla 4 now) is the exception to that rule.

Will be interesting to see how they play this.  Though even if they do it I really wouldn't expect to see iPad 2's for any cheaper than $399 at best.  Still not exactly impulse territory for most people.

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« Reply #597: February 10, 2012, 12:07:25 PM »
Yeah, I know it's just speculation, but I thought it was interesting.

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« Reply #598: February 10, 2012, 12:15:10 PM »
Yeah, I know it's just speculation, but I thought it was interesting.

It is :)

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« Reply #599: February 16, 2012, 12:41:39 PM »
OS X Mountain Lion Dev Preview, now?  Of all times?  I wonder why???

Perhaps Cupertino feels the boot about to applied to their throats?  :mg: