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beardiebeardie 02-15-2012 09:50 PM

Natural Scrolling script
Hi Guys

Does anyone know of a unix script that can turn OS Lion off? Any help would be much appreciated, Thanks :)

beardiebeardie 02-15-2012 09:50 PM

Sorry I will re explain - this is for the natural scrolling on the mouse in lion

Dysfunction 02-15-2012 11:40 PM

it's a setting under system preferences, mouse.

beardiebeardie 02-16-2012 05:45 AM

Thanks Mike. I understood that but I'm chasing a unix script that will turn it back around the other way. I work in a school and the students aren't impressed to them it is "backwards" I have locked down system prefs so the students can't get in, I want to send a unix login hook to change it around. Any more ideas?

Thanks heaps

Dysfunction 02-16-2012 08:00 AM

You could, theoretically, edit the .GlobalPreferences.plist file and add
set the type to boolean and the setting to false (or NO)

(that would turn natural scrolling OFF, true (or YES) would turn it on)

I'll add the caveat that I have not tried it.

vansmith 02-16-2012 10:49 AM

You can use defaults to accomplish this - follow the directions here.

Dysfunction 02-16-2012 11:18 AM


Originally Posted by vansmith (Post 1370460)
You can use defaults to accomplish this - follow the directions here.

there we go :)

I just launch xCode and edit away ;)

vansmith 02-16-2012 11:38 AM


Originally Posted by Dysfunction (Post 1370486)
I just launch xCode and edit away ;)

Where's the fun in that? :P

beardiebeardie, why not do this at the "global" level instead of at the user level? Make the change on each machine for all users and save yourself the trouble of having to set this for each and every user.

beardiebeardie 02-17-2012 08:15 PM

Thanks Guys for all your responses

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