Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th Feb 2011 20:26 UTC
Mac OS X Earlier this week, Apple released the first developer preview of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. At the same time, Apple listed a number of new features we hadn't yet heard about, which are quite interesting. There are two themes: bringing iOS to Mac OS X, and adding features other operating systems have had for ages - except in such a way that you can actually use them. Update: Fixed that scrolling thing. It's the other way around of course.
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IOS like scrolling
by _txf_ on Sun 27th Feb 2011 21:09 UTC
_txf_
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2008-03-17

KILL ME NOW.

Or don't... if they provide an option to flip the axis.

In this case it isn't people are being backward by not liking it, it is what makes most sense IF you're not manipulating the objects on a screen directly like in tablets. After years of scrolling pretty much everybody is hardwired to use touchpads in a certain way. I completely fail to see the reasoning behind it.

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RE: IOS like scrolling
by TheGZeus on Sun 27th Feb 2011 21:14 in reply to "IOS like scrolling "
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

To ease the transition to iOS on all platforms, whether you like it or not.

They're the most evil company in tech, because they're actually attacking the most important think involved: the minds of 'users' and programmers.

*insert horrible, possibly disgusting comment about Steve Jobs*

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RE[2]: IOS like scrolling
by Neolander on Sun 27th Feb 2011 21:23 in reply to "RE: IOS like scrolling "
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

You shouldn't be mocking people who could be dead in a few weeks.

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RE[2]: IOS like scrolling
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 27th Feb 2011 21:57 in reply to "RE: IOS like scrolling "
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

In general - tone it down dude. You've been a bit on an... Unpleasant commenting streak as of late. Please tone it down, kthnxbi.

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RE[2]: IOS like scrolling
by Morgan on Mon 28th Feb 2011 15:43 in reply to "RE: IOS like scrolling "
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

To ease the transition to iOS on all platforms, whether you like it or not.


Most likely. A lot of us have been predicting a convergence of iOS/OS X since the iPad was released.

They're the most evil company in tech, because they're actually attacking the most important think involved: the minds of 'users' and programmers.


That's a bit extreme, and I can definitely think of a couple of other companies that better qualify for "most evil in tech". Apple isn't trying to single-handedly destroy GNU/Linux as one certain company tried a few years ago, for example.

Besides, they aren't attacking anything. Ask a Windows 7 or GNU/Linux or BSD user if they feel like their mind is being attacked by Apple, and most will probably call the guys in white coats to strap you down and take you away.

In other words, if you don't like what Apple is doing with Lion and future releases, please move on to another platform. There are quite a few that will run on your existing Apple hardware just fine, from Windows 7 to Linux and beyond if you don't mind a little legwork. Or, you could sell your Apple computers, buy some generic but more than adequate replacements, and probably have some cash left over.

*insert horrible, possibly disgusting comment about Steve Jobs*


THAT was a perfect example of possible evil, on your part. I say "possible" because you didn't specify the horrible and disgusting comment, but given his current state I can wager a guess. Not cool, dude.

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RE: IOS like scrolling
by Carewolf on Sun 27th Feb 2011 22:39 in reply to "IOS like scrolling "
Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

Isn't the story also wrong. The story say you have to move the finger DOWN to scroll DOWN, which is how it works today on every desktop OS. On a touch interface though, you have move your finger UP to scroll DOWN.

Btw. what is the bug purpose of uniting the two? Is there really a case where the app can't tell the difference between TOUCH and MOVE, and SCROLL. Only a desktop peripherial would send SCROLL events, a touch interface should send TOUCH and MOVE events.

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RE[2]: IOS like scrolling
by nokturnal on Mon 28th Feb 2011 00:26 in reply to "RE: IOS like scrolling "
nokturnal Member since:
2009-06-24

BTW, I hear there's an option to disable the inverted scrolling. In Sys Prefs->Trackpad->"When using gestures to scroll or navigate, move content in the direction of finger movement". But I can't confirm because I might be subject to NDAs ;)

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RE: IOS like scrolling
by sorpigal on Thu 3rd Mar 2011 17:22 in reply to "IOS like scrolling "
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

Options? On MacOS? You obviously have not been given enough indoctrination into the Cult of Steve, yet.

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