Get Inertial Scrolling on older MacBook & MacBook Pro’s

Sep 3, 2010 - 2 Comments

intertial scrolling old macbook pro If you have an older MacBook or MacBook Pro and you envy your friends with newer models and their fancy inertial scrolling, envy no more. InertialScroll is a simple freeware utility that allows you to enable inertia scrolling on older Mac laptops, the only requirement is that they have multitouch trackpads (this covers at least 2009 and some 2008 models).

The app is very simple to use, you just enable the feature through the app in your menubar, and you can disable it the same way. You can check out InertialScroll here.

(For those that do have newer MacBook models and don’t like the feature, you can disable inertia scrolling rather easily too.)

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Posted by: Manish Patel in Mac OS X, Utilities

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  1. Oak says:

    SmartScroll (shareware) does the same thing (plus lots more) for, AFAIK, any Macintosh computer. It can be used for free but does continually to nag “Please Buy”.

  2. Zak says:

    Awesome in every other way, except that on my MBP (Late 08) it doesn’t work in Firefox; freezes almost immediately. When they fix this, it’s going to be nice to get inertia scroll finally on this machine as well!

    In the mean time I will give SmartScroll a try.

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