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 Scroll Switcher 1.0.3

for Mac OS X 10.3 and above

Freeware


Scroll Switcher was created exclusively for Deborah Shadovitz and her Mac 101 and 102 seminars featured at the Macworld Conference and Expo, San Francisco, January 2003.

System Requirements:

Mac OS X version 10.3 and above

How much does it cost to use?

Scroll Switcher is freeware. This means you can download it and use it for free.

Product Description:

Scroll Switcher is a small utility designed to allow the user to quickly and easily change the scroll arrow configurations in Mac OS X. There are 4 different arrow configurations to choose from:

DoubleBoth

This setting is not normally available in the Finder. The full set of scroll arrows are placed together at both ends of each scroll bar. To do the same using the Terminal, you would type:

defaults write -g AppleScrollBarVariant -string DoubleBoth

DoubleMax

This is the default setting in Mac OS X. The scroll arrows are placed together at the bottom of the vertical scroll bar and at the right of the horizontal scroll bar. To do the same using the Terminal, you would type:

defaults write -g AppleScrollBarVariant -string DoubleMax

DoubleMin

The scroll arrows are placed together at the top of the vertical scroll bar and at the left of the horizontal scroll bar. To do the same using the Terminal, you would type:

defaults write -g AppleScrollBarVariant -string DoubleMin

Single

In this mode, the scroll arrows are placed separately at the ends of each scroll bar. To do the same using the Terminal, you would type:

defaults write -g AppleScrollBarVariant -string Single

Once a setting is chosen, Scroll Switcher directs the Finder to quit and relaunch to apply the new setting. To restart the Finder using the Terminal, you would type:

killall Finder


A brief history of Scroll Switcher

Scroll Switcher was written during a car journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco for the 2003 Macworld Conference at the request of Deborah Shadovitz. She wanted users to have the efficiency of both scroll arrows at all both ends of the scroll bar but didn't want them to have to delve into the depths of the OS using the Terminal in order to set this hidden option. Upon mentioning this to John Goodchild of Fixamac Software, Inc., he offered to build her a simple application that would do just that, without any worry about side effects to the OS. He went one better than what she envisioned, creating an application that not only set her desired scroll bars, but also enabled users to switch between all possible settings - in case they preferred one of the other configurations. Together they offered it to attendees of Deborah's Mac 101 and 102 seminars.

Version 1.0.2 of Scroll Switcher was demonstrated during Deborah's 2005 Regional Mac Gathering, held at the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn, North Hollywood, California.



Scroll Switcher 1.0.3

Legal Statement

Scroll Switcher is freeware and may be distributed by any means provided that it is unaltered and is accompanied by the documentation. Scroll Switcher may not be sold, or bundled with other software for sale.

Scroll Switcher is offered "as-is" with no warranties offered or implied. Neither Deborah Shadovitz or Fixamac Software, Inc. can be held responsible for any damage arising from the use of this software. Please submit questions or comments to Fixamac Software, Inc. or Deborah Shadovitz.

Scroll Switcher is © 2003 - 2009 Fixamac Software, Inc.

© 2011 Fixamac Software, Inc.