2 finger scrolling One of the coolest things about the newest Mac laptops is that you can scroll in windows by dragging 2 fingers along the trackpad up or down. Like the scrollwheel was to the mouse, this is an excellent innovation.
I point it out because I saw iScroll2, which apparently adds the feature to older PowerBooks and iBooks. Check it out if that's what you've got.
| What I want is that right click technique you get on the new laptops. Darn my 2 year old powerbook!|
| On my PC laptop, I scroll with one finger along the right edge and it works fine. Just curious... is the 2 finger-dragging better? I like to keep my 4 other fingers free for stuff like flippin' people off.|
| That was me, but you probably knew that since I'm the only one here that hasn't go over to the white side. Vinny--how could you leave me here all alone!?|
Is it just me, or is the PC character in those commericals much more sympathetic? Spreadsheets are fun. Apple missed the mark on that one.
| 2-finger scrolling is very intuitive and, while right-side trackpad scrolling is fine, there's no finger travel/wrist action penalty. With the 2-finger right-click, there's even less penalty since using 2 fingers to navigate becomes even more worthwhile. Starting from zero, I'd prefer the 2-finger system on Apple but since I'm retraining myself I'm paying a habit/new-wrist-pose price. The advantages far outweigh the slight adjustment I've had to make, however.|
And while I will extol Apple's virtues in many areas, I would also like to stab Finder in the gut and watch it die. What a miserable file GUI. Windows File Explorer is infinitely better. Terminal is a saving grace.
I have another Mac post coming, perhaps this weekend.
| The next YouTube video I would like to see on Sillytech: PC vs Mac ad spoof, starring Bryan as the PC and Hillary Swank as the Mac.|
| come on dustin... if you knew anything about the MacBook, MacBook Pro or older Powerbooks, you'd know that the 2 finger scroll has been around for a couple years. zzzzzzzzz|
How about something relevant??
| lol. This software is relevant for anyone with an older mac laptop, of which I know many. If you want more cutting edge stuff check out Hot Grog.|
| Two finger scrolling is one of the worst ideas since there are touchpads. I keep selecting whole documents where I just want to scroll. What was wrong with scrolling by using the left hand side of the touchpad? Could those silly inovators get a life and find something useful?|
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