Scroll Reverser
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Reverse the direction of scrolling on your Mac.   Free
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Scroll Reverser is a free app for Mac OS X that reverses the direction of scrolling. You can use it with OS X 10.5 and OS X 10.6 to make your scrolling match the 'natural scrolling' in OS X 10.7.

You can also use it with OS X 10.7 to customise scrolling behaviour beyond what is possible in system preferences, for example to reverse the trackpad but not the mouse.

Scroll Reverser is small, simple and efficient and works with all mice and trackpads with a scroll wheel or scroll gesture support, including MacBook trackpads, Magic Trackpad, Magic Mouse, and Mighty
What's New
Version 1.6:
  • Updated the status icon for retina displays.
  • Better accuracy detecting traditional wheel mice from trackpads. (No change to Magic and Mighty mouse detection.)
  • Added the option to automatically check for updates.
  • Fix minor bug which casused a console warning about 'scrollPhase is deprecated...'.
  • Requires OS X 10.7 and above. (Version 1.5.1 still supports OS X 10.4 and above.)
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.7 or later



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Scroll Reverser User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Thepfef reviewed on 07 Feb 2014
Thank you for this!!! Why the hell Apple would tie the mouse and trackpad scroll together is beyond me!
[Version 1.6]


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OpusA4924 reviewed on 03 Jan 2014
Brilliant! I am running Leopard on an old PPC G5 tower next to my Mavericks system and wanted to have the scrolling the same as in the newer OS. I did have to go to the developer's website to download the older version (1.5.1) in order to run on my system. Seems to work flawlessly so far. Thanks!
[Version 1.6]


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SebastianK1488 reviewed on 27 Nov 2013
Great! So much needed for me, a mouse user on MacBook Air!
[Version 1.6]


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SamuelL6351 reviewed on 25 Aug 2013
Great!! Gives you the flexibility to enable natural scrolling on the trackpad, but disable it on the mouse.
[Version 1.6]


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G. I. reviewed on 15 Jun 2013
So the latest version doesn't work on 10.5 and 10.6. WTF is the point of a 'Scroll Reverser' then?
[Version 1.6]

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Pilotmoon Software (developer) replied on 15 Oct 2013
It's useful on 10.7+ to reverse the mouse but not the trackpad (or vice versa), which is not possible in System Prefs. The previous version for 10.4+ is still available on the website at http://pilotmoon.com/scrollreverser
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orthanc reviewed on 09 Jun 2013
I intentionally subscribed just to give this comment.
Scroll reverser is absolutely stunning. Simple yet very efficient.
I just got my new imac with OS 10.8.4 with the magic trackpad.
Imagine my dismay that the movement/scrolling of the trackpad is opposite to what I'm used to from my macbook pro. I can understand if this is an iphone or tablet wherein you can touch the actual screen and the swiping movement is in its natural direction but not the trackpad, this should be exactly like the one we are used to in a laptop. I'm dissapointed why apple overlooked such a simple flaw in design + function.
Anyway, this saved me a lot of time in "getting used" to with the new movement, and just get down immediately to work.
[Version 1.6]


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Aargl reviewed on 06 May 2013
Essential! :-)
[Version 1.5.1]


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Dolphin412 reviewed on 02 Feb 2013
this is what I was looking for (since I don't like SL scrolling system and I prefer the new one but I don't want to upgrade my OS to Lion)
[Version 1.5.1]


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Jpwgibson reviewed on 31 Oct 2012
Fantastic stuff. Thanks very much. Didn't know natural scrolling could have so many options (individual settings of on/off for mouse/trackpad/tablet, etc).
[Version 1.5.1]


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Ikir reviewed on 11 Jul 2012
Oh finally i was searching an utility like this one! i love Lion scrolling and i'm used to it now, so i want my old G5 to match this :-) Thanks so much
[Version 1.5.1]


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Aargl had trouble on 31 Jul 2012
In Safari and Firefox, it works better than SmartScroll!
It would be very nice if both could run together chosing in the prefs in what app to enable Scroll Reverser... ;-)
Unfortunately I miss some useful feature of SmartScroll if I totally disable it in favor of Scroll Reverser... :-(
[Version 1.5.1]


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+58
Michael Haeusler had trouble on 28 Mar 2011
Great idea until Lion comes out. Sadly I can't use it. It messes up SmartScroll.
[Version 1.0]

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Pilotmoon Software (developer) replied on 07 Apr 2011
In smart scroll you should find the under "Super Scroll" the options "Reverse X" and "Reverse Y' which should do what Scroll Reverser does.
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Michael Haeusler replied on 07 Apr 2011
Oh damn, right! I didn't see that. Thanks for the tip.

Mrs Often rated on 26 Mar 2012

[Version 1.5.1]



fat_carlo rated on 12 Mar 2012

[Version 1.5.1]



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glyre rated on 25 Feb 2012

[Version 1.5]



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Priosantos-Jan rated on 23 Feb 2012

[Version 1.5]



+4

alcourt rated on 07 Oct 2011

[Version 1.4.4]



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Mitch-the-Geek rated on 03 Sep 2011

[Version 1.4.2]



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Dougster rated on 20 Aug 2011

[Version 1.4.2]



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Insomnis rated on 12 Aug 2011

[Version 1.4]



+2

tinobisagni rated on 26 Jun 2011

[Version 1.2]


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Version Downloads:13,095
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:21 May 2013
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Scroll Reverser is a free app for Mac OS X that reverses the direction of scrolling. You can use it with OS X 10.5 and OS X 10.6 to make your scrolling match the 'natural scrolling' in OS X 10.7.

You can also use it with OS X 10.7 to customise scrolling behaviour beyond what is possible in system preferences, for example to reverse the trackpad but not the mouse.

Scroll Reverser is small, simple and efficient and works with all mice and trackpads with a scroll wheel or scroll gesture support, including MacBook trackpads, Magic Trackpad, Magic Mouse, and Mighty Mouse.


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