Mac OSX Lion reverse scroll direction

Apple introduced OS X Lion yesterday but already one major complaint has been lodged against the Mac upgrade: Scrolling. Lion revolutionizes scrolling, literally reversing it. Now when you move your fingers up the trackpad, you scroll up the page instead of down, and vice versa.

To be fair, we understand the change: Apple’s trying to capitalize on the popularity of touch gestures and must believe that natural instinct would have us move our hand upward when wanting to move information in that direction. Unfortunately, the scroll bar has become almost an extension of our hands and we’re preprogrammed to do the opposite of this. Anything else feels like trying to write left-handed when you’re a rightie.

defaults write ~/Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences com.apple.swipescrolldirection -bool false

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