|Tip 2||Turn Off Irritating “Rubber-Band” Scrolling|
You might have noticed that if you scroll to the top or bottom of a document or web page within some OS X apps like TextEdit, the page continues to scroll a little into a boundary area, before springing back. This is known as rubber-band scrolling and, depending on your point of view, can be rather annoying.
Deactivating Rubber-Band Scrolling in Most OS X Apps
To turn it off in most applications, all you need to do is open a Terminal window (open Finder, select the Applications list, and then in the list of applications double-click Terminal within the Utilities folder), and type the following, before logging out and back in again:
defaults write -g NSScrollViewRubberbanding -int 0
To reactivate rubber-band scrolling, should you ever want to, again open a Terminal window, and type the following:
defaults delete -g NSScrollViewRubberbanding
Log back out and in again for the changes to take effect.
Deactivating for iTunes
The previous method works for most OS X apps, although Safari and iTunes are two exceptions. It appears it’s impossible to turn it off in Safari, but you can disable rubber-band scrolling iTunes by quitting the iTunes if it’s open and then opening Terminal and typing the following:
defaults write com.apple.iTunes disable-elastic-scroll -bool YES
Should you decide you’d like to reactivate rubber-band scrolling in iTunes, you should quit the app and then use the following command within Terminal:
defaults delete com.apple.iTunes disable-elastic-scroll