Lion desktop scrolling is driving me nuts!
May 29, 2012 7:18 PM Subscribe
I've run into a Lion bug with switching desktops that is driving me crazy. Googling hasn't turned up anything useful. Has anyone encountered this problem? More details inside.
posted by deathpanels to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
I finally upgraded to OSX Lion. Yes, I know, it came out a year ago, but I deliberately avoided it so far because I'd heard there were some versioning bugs and I'm curmudgeonly about software upgrades.
I finally gave in to our corporate masters in Cupertino, and I am more or less pleased with Lion's updates, especially the desktop switching. I use writing software open in fullscreen mode all the time so this is really nice for me. There is one annoying bug I keep running into, though, which is preventing me from feeling like I can actually use the desktop switching (or mission control, or whatever it's called) without wanting to tear my hair out. It's a little hard to explain, so I'll do it in steps:
1. Start with three desktops open in Mission Control.
2. Switch to the left-most desktop.
3. Scroll (with the swipe shortcut or any keyboard shortcut) to the desktop to the right.
4. Keep scrolling to the right until...
5. Gah! For some reason it quickly scrolls all the way back to the first desktop!
This behavior only happens about half of the time, but it effecitvely makes it impossible to reliably scroll between desktops. I can only switch between them using Mission Control, which is a pain and ruins the natural feel of swiping between screens.
Has anyone else run into this issue or seen any forum posts that mention it? Google hasn't been any help and I'm at my wit's end. I'm running version 10.7.4 on a Macbook Pro 13 inch, if that's any help.