Mac Trackpad Tips 2/3

Customizing the Trackpad, Part 2: Scroll & Zoom

(Start with Part 1)


As with Point & Click in yesterday’s tip, this post is about finding efficiency with the Mac’s trackpad.

Scroll direction: natural mirrors how you scroll on an iPad or iPhone. I recommend turning this on. It may take a few days to get used to scrolling the “opposite” way—but, as the name suggests, it will become natural.

Scroll direction

Next, Zoom in and out is a great way to enlarge what is on the screen—great for enlarging text or examining a photo.

Zoom in or out

Smart zoom is one of my favorites because of its simplicity.

Smart zoom

Last: Rotate. Honestly, I hardly ever use this one and tend to forget about it. However, if you take a lot of photos in different orientations, this will be a time saver for you.


Tomorrow, I’ll cover the most powerful features of the trackpad: More Gestures.