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cydcharisse Calculating status...
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Jul 21, 2011 2:03 PM

The verical scoll bar arrows are no longer there on OS X 10.7.

Any way in System prefs or Safari prefs to get them back?

Imac 20, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 10.7 installed
  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (13,370 points)
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    Jul 21, 2011 2:05 PM (in response to cydcharisse)

    Not the arrows but you can make visible the scroll bar in System Preferences>General

  • tranceman07 Calculating status...
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    Jul 21, 2011 2:05 PM (in response to cydcharisse)

    Nope. It's the new feature :-) No scroll arrows! I;m sure some one will come out with a hack sooner or later.

  • Thebestplacehere Level 3 Level 3 (700 points)
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    Jul 21, 2011 2:06 PM (in response to cydcharisse)

    Isn't there and i am not missing them..

  • anb Calculating status...
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    Jul 22, 2011 5:03 AM (in response to Thebestplacehere)

    Mmmm sadly a backward step for me especially when trying to view large Word docs or big Excel spreadsheets.  The incremental movement of the arrows made huge docs easier to manage when checking copy or entries.

    I understand the core reason for removing the incremental arrows and I love my magic mouse but could kill every time I end up at the wrong side of a spreadsheet by catching the mouse surface... fine control is always better to have even if lots of users don't need it.  Let's also hope the contrast of the scroll bars will become adjustable at some time.  Oh the joy of being at the bleeding edge of new OS use :o)

  • jerin22mag Calculating status...
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    Jul 25, 2011 12:38 PM (in response to anb)

    Ditto on the lack of scroll bar arrows, something so minor turns out to be a major disappointment

  • GoldHill Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 28, 2011 4:55 PM (in response to jerin22mag)

    Same here.... I want back my arrows!!

    Very hard to scroll large documents.

  • jack 3 Calculating status...
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    Aug 5, 2011 6:37 AM (in response to cydcharisse)

    I would like them back! it is too hard to scan large documents with little swiping motions.

  • tonefox Level 5 Level 5 (7,710 points)
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    Aug 5, 2011 6:54 AM (in response to jack 3)

    Surely if you are scrolling through a large document you do not want to scroll one line at a time using the arrows, but scroll through a screen at a time by clicking above or below what we used to call the "elevator"?

  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (13,370 points)
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    Aug 5, 2011 8:45 AM (in response to cydcharisse)

    Space bar will move you one page at a time,  shift-space bar for the reverse direction.

    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7), 2.4GHz IntelCore i5 320 HD 8GB RAM
  • jack 3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 5, 2011 9:21 PM (in response to cydcharisse)

    While the arrow key, space bar, and page jumps on the scroll bar work well in some applications like a browse, these options are not as useful in others because they do different things in different apps. In Numbers the arrow keys moves your selected cell, in Omni Graffle the arrow keys move your selected objets. Jumping full pages does not line up the diagrams properly on the screen so you have to fuss more to line it up. the space bar in most apps is the space bar and in Photoshop it the hand tool. I’d at least like to have to option, because I feel this way is slower on larger project.

  • jack 3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 5, 2011 9:22 PM (in response to leroydouglas)

    thank for the tip, I didn't know about the shift space bar.

  • pep the monk Calculating status...
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    Aug 6, 2011 2:30 AM (in response to cydcharisse)

    Hi ,

      Have only just joined and I too was wondering about the missing arrows. After reading the previous comments about the space bar etc etc I tried the up and down arrows on the keypad and I have been scrolling up and down this site from top to bottom and back again without the aid of the mouse. It is the same as using the arrows on the bottom of the scroll bar except you use your finger on the keyboard arrows. Hopefully it will work the same on other web sites where you have to scroll through many pages.

  • Zephyranthes Calculating status...
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    Aug 8, 2011 1:20 PM (in response to jack 3)

    I'm thinking that the lack of arrows may be the thing that sends me back to Snow Leopard.  In the 30-40 minutes it has taken me to find a definitive answer the the original poster's question, I've developed an ache in my "mouse" shoulder from having to move the mouse around to scroll.   I've tried scroll wheels and don't like them.  Likewise, there are things I'm not comfortable doing with a trackpad, even after years of practice.   I'm not interested in spending money on one for my  desktop.   A fingertip touch on the mouse is less motion then a swipe, scrollwheel, or spacebar, and provides excellent control.    Between the missing arrows and the Launchpad, I feel like I've taken a giant step back time.

     

     

    Zeph

  • rrodberg Calculating status...
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    Aug 14, 2011 1:11 AM (in response to Thebestplacehere)

    Installed Lion today. Started testing out applications and I miss and still need the scroll bar arrows.

     

    I use several applications where the arrows on the scroll bar allow small movement as one line, especially important when copying several different sections of several paragraphs in Word, picking and choosing file movement in Spring Cleaning, or seeing just how far your object is off the printable field in Visio.

     

    I do love the touch functions of my iPhone but this will just not work on a desktop workstation.

     

    Does someone know if Apple will look at these comments with some interest in keeping those of us that have used Apple hardware since the Apple II happy?

     

    Well for now, I'm just moving back to Snow Leopard. So much for progress.

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