Drag is waste. Reduce it.


Two-finger scrolling vs. multi-touch

OK, here's a thought for those of you who have recently acquired a new toy: after about 24 hours of using my iPhone a lot and my MacBook a little, I sat down to browse the web on the laptop and found myself suddenly disorient(at)ed by the directionality of two-finger scrolling.

Fellow iPhone-ers can perhaps relate? On the MacBook, pulling two-fingers "down" the trackpad scrolls a window down, basically dragging the scroll bar down the page (with up obviously working the same way) — on the iPhone, in contrast, you actually drag the window itself, meaning that moving your finger up effectively scrolls down (and vice-versa).

I am now wishing for a way to invert the directionality of two-finger scrolling. Help?

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