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In OS X Lion, is there a way to disable rubber-band scrolling? This is the bounce effect when the content pane is scrolled beyond the top or bottom edge of the window. This only occurs with a trackpad.

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Do not post the same question on multiple sites. – Daniel Beck Jul 24 '11 at 17:17
Is there a cross posting feature? – Wavy Crab Jul 25 '11 at 1:14
No. Choose a site and stick with it, or ask a moderator to migrate your question when you don't get answers. – Daniel Beck Jul 25 '11 at 7:08
And what's wrong posting the same question on multiple sites? – Wavy Crab Jul 30 '11 at 0:22
Community consensus is to not allow it. – Daniel Beck Jul 30 '11 at 1:06

Unfortunately the only way is to turn of inertia scrolling. System Preferences > Universal Access > Mouse & Trackpad > Trackpad Options > Scrolling > without intertia

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Inertia scrolling is NOT the same as the elasticity effect when you reach the top or bottom of a page, in an app that supports it (like Safari 5.1.)

That being said, we have a built in way to turn off inertia scrolling. We do NOT have a way to turn off the elasticity effect, if we're using input devices that support gestures.

I have found this CSS snippet that apparently disables it:

body {
  overflow: hidden;

Now to figure out how to implement the CSS rule in every web page we visit... probably via a Safari extension, like QuickStyle or NinjaKit.


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Also see:… – Josh Aug 24 '11 at 12:52

Disable rubberbanding, but not vanishing scrollbars:

defaults write -g NSScrollViewRubberbanding -bool false

... and restore:

defaults delete -g NSScrollViewRubberbanding

This does not impact Safari nor iTunes, which use their own always-on rubberband system (possibly not using NSScrollView at all, or forcing rubberbanding to be on).

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