I’ve been using inverted scrolling in Lion for a few days. I want to like it but I just can’t seem to get the hang of it.
Here’s the problem: On an iPad, I’m physically manipulating the content, moving it in relation to the screen. On my Macbook Air, I’m not (or at least it doesn’t feel like I am)
If you want to abstract this imagery, think of a long scroll hanging from your ceiling to the floor. Now imagine your iPad screen placed somewhere on that scroll. As you flick and move the content, the scroll flows through the iPad.
When I scroll on my Air, I’m not manipulating the content like I do on an iPad, I’m manipulating the view, the window.
iPad - touching content
Air - touching the window
It’s a distinction that can be easily confused. I think the inverted scrolling/content manipulation works well on a touch screen but not so well on a laptop/desktop.
What do you think of inverted scrolling?