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Do you scroll the wrong way on your laptop now?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by flammenwurfer, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. flammenwurfer

    flammenwurfer Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Scrolling on an Android phone makes sense because it's like you're physically sliding the page upwards. However, now that I'm used to doing that, when I get on my laptop and start to scroll with my touchpad, sometimes I find myself scrolling the wrong direction. On a touchpad you drag downwards to go down on the page, or to slide the page upwards. So it's backwards from the motion you would make on your phone.

    I just that it was kind of interesting. Am I the only one?
     



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  2. lekky

    lekky Lover

    You know what, I actually started getting confused about this on my laptop the other day, thought I was going crazy as I couldn't understand why I kept scrolling up instead of down. Now this makes sense!!
     
  3. flammenwurfer

    flammenwurfer Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Haha, you're not crazy. Or maybe I'm crazy as well.
     
  4. nateo200

    nateo200 Android Enthusiast

    When doing that as well. Also been using my droid at home allot more.
     
  5. Eugene

    Eugene Android Expert

    Or start touching the laptop screen. My netbook had multitouch and it was as annoying as using an iphone so I disabled all the extra features.
     
  6. I use desktops much more often than my laptop, but I still have the same issue using the scroll wheel on my mouse. I am constantly scrolling the wheel up to go down, especially at work when I'm typically using the phone and working at the same time. I've been addicted to that wheel for years, and took my Droid less than a month to completely reprogram me.
     
  7. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Extreme Android User

    no, no problems here. but it is funny to think one would
     
  8. Jonnyflash

    Jonnyflash Newbie

    I don't, but I do try to touch icons on my netbook. I never do on my PC, though I'm thinking it's the portability factor that messes with my head.:D
     
  9. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants

    Haha once or twice I tried touching my netbooks moniter as well.
     
  10. roekone

    roekone Lurker

    Yeah I touch my laptop screen all the time now. ha! I even touched a television screen at the store the other day to try and start a DVD movie. (Dork)
     
  11. aloha hailey

    aloha hailey Newbie


    LOL,... no you're not the only one,... and now,.. I don't feel quite as goofy,.. knowing that it's happening to others also. too funny
     
  12. Kirys

    Kirys Newbie

    I do not have an android phone yet, but i use a plugin for firefox called grab and drag that give a behavior similar to the "touch scrolling" of mobile devices, and now I feel uncomfortable when i use a browser that does not support this kind of control.
    I't just a matter of usage amount and confort I think.
     
  13. Heh, yeah. I always end up scrolling sideways instead of up/down.
     
  14. Hellwÿck

    Hellwÿck Member

    Personally I've never tried to use my laptop screen as a mobile phone whether it's android or otherwise.

    I've never tried to touch my laptop screen other than to clean it.
     
  15. clok1966

    clok1966 Newbie

    any apps to reverse the scrolling, i work with far to many touchpads to screw up my "scrolling ideas"?
     
  16. Um, no. I think it is interesting if you do, but I personally do not. And I do not finger my screen. It never crosses my mind.
     
  17. KlaymenDK

    KlaymenDK Android Expert

    Nobody *ever* touches my computer monitors ... and lives. :D

    I use the "Grab and Drag" Firefox extension on all my computers; I sometimes forget to use the scroll wheel in other applications (in Okular it starts zooming, ugh!).

    I whole-heartedly recommend "Grab and Drag"! :)
     
  18. Biggame

    Biggame Lurker

    Yep. While I was reading a long thread the other day, I confused myself by scrolling back up the page unknowingly.
     
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