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Friday, December 9, 2011 at 11:28

Natural scrolling is when you scroll with a trackpad, you move your finger down if you want to scroll down. It’s as if you’re moving the scrollbar, not the page itself. []

Natural scrolling is a features that change the habit in using touchpad, this technologies is inspired by man's natural habit that is moving the hand downward to make the page down or moving the hand upward to make the page up (like reading newspapers).

If you're Mac-Ubuntu user or using laptop that support multitouch trackpad, there's a good news for you because you can install 'apple natural scrolling' or just test it in ubuntu, check this out

Install Natural Scrolling in Ubuntu 
‘Natural Scrolling’ can be installed in Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10 through this PPA  ‘ppa:zedtux/naturalscrolling‘, do in your terminal as follows :

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:zedtux/naturalscrolling 
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get -y install naturalscrolling

Once installed run the application from the dash, after that you will see natural scrolling indicator on the top of your bar.

Run natural scrolling from the dash
Go to the indicator, enable, and test it. You can also make it start automatically if you prefer, see following screenshot.

Natural Scrolling indicators
Personally i do not like using this feature, apparently it takes some adjustment and I am not accustomed to, what about you ?