Working on part 2 of the Intake process made me realize that I had to spend a bit more time on the dreaded process of preparing programmer art. The trackpad just wasn’t cutting it, so I had to dig up this $10 wired USB optical mouse that I hadn’t used since college (and even then, I probably used it twice ever). Certainly gets the job done!

Clickety-clack, down the track!

I quickly noticed that using the scroll wheel on the mouse triggered “natural scrolling,” which feels a bit weird. So I went to my Mouse settings in System Preferences and noticed that I could disable natural scrolling. Awesome, right?

Apparently not–Mavericks seems to automatically change my natural scrolling preference in the Trackpad settings as well, for some inexplicable reason. What’s the point of giving me two separate checkboxes if you’re going to propagate the setting across both of them no matter what?

Luckily, there’s a free app called Scroll Reverser which effectively lets you keep natural scrolling on your trackpad, but disables it on your mouse’s scroll wheel. Thank heavens! Be sure to check it out if you have the same issue.

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