Here is how you can disable inertial scrolling on your Mac

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It’s been ten years since Apple launched the first iPhone. The original iPhone quickly became a craze thanks to its exciting features and smooth user experience. Noticeably, the original iPhone offered smooth implementation of the multi-touch UI like scrolling thanks to the help of a feature called inertial scrolling. Accordingly, your content continues to scroll down to the end even when your finger has stop moving.


Apple finally made inertial scrolling feature available in MacOS in order to support Mac computers with multi-touch trackpad and Magic Mouse. However, at times inertial scrolling feature becomes a cause of annoyance, as it fails to work properly on Mac. With that in mind, we will walk you through the steps to disable inertial scrolling on your Mac

Steps to disable inertial scrolling on your Mac

Step one: First off, you need to click on System Preferences in the Dock on your Mac. Once you are done, all you need to do is to click the Accessibility in the System Preferences window to proceed

Step two: Next up, you need to select Mouse & Trackpad from the left sidebar. After that, you have to click on the TrackPad options at the bottom to proceed

Step three: Once you are done, a pop up menu will show up and all you need to do is to click the popup menu next to Scrolling and select your preferred setting for what happens every time you lift your finger from your Mac’s trackpad.

  • You will be presented with two options including with inertial and without inertial.
  • Note that you can adjust the scrolling speed by using the slider on top of the menu.

Step four: Once you are done, all you need to do is to click OK to close the menu. After that, close the System Preferences as usual.

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