Getting Started with OS X Lion

If you're new to OS X Lion getting started is simple. Just follow the instructions provided in this free lesson.

Natural scrolling

By default, Lion uses natural scrolling, which means things move in the opposite direction from traditional scrolling. To understand this, let's compare traditional and natural scrolling.

To change the scrolling type:

If you've never used Lion before, natural scrolling may seem awkward at first. However, since it mimics the way mobile devices work it may not take long to get used to it. You can switch between natural and traditional scrolling in your mouse settings to see which one you prefer.

  1. Click the Apple icon, then select System Preferences.
    Opening System PreferencesOpening System Preferences
  2. Select the Mouse icon to go to your mouse settings.
    Going to Mouse settingsGoing to Mouse settings
  3. Next to Scroll direction, uncheck the check box to use traditional scrolling or check it to use natural scrolling.
    Changing the scroll directionChanging the scroll direction