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Smooth scrolling in Lion's Preview application sucks. Pressing the Page-Down key too quickly leaves you waiting for Preview to catch up to your position.

The only way I can find to turn this off is to switch from "Continuous Scroll" to "Single Page" view, but I don't want to view pages like that. The system prefs for "General/Smooth Scrolling" do nothing.

Is there any way to get my jerky scrolling back (apart from switching to Adobe Reader)?

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You can always file a bug against Preview/OS X Lion with Apple. bugreport.apple.com –  Daniel Beck Aug 7 '11 at 10:39
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I filed a bug report with Apple and got a notice that this is a known issue and hopefully will get fixed. –  Noah Sep 8 '11 at 2:07
    
Great news, thanks Noah –  nevan king Sep 8 '11 at 10:20
    
see also superuser.com/questions/339305/… –  Jeromy Anglim Nov 3 '12 at 6:01

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The new menu items Go - Previous Item (⌥↑) and Go - Next Item (⌥↓) aren't animated. They seem to behave like ⇞ and ⇟, but without scrolling documents that don't fit the window vertically. And they always align the top of the document to the top of the window in the Continuous Scroll mode.

They don't have that equally annoying page-slide animation in the Single Page or Two Pages modes either.

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As far as I remember, that used to be left-arrow and right-arrow in PDFs (in the old Preview). Too bad that they made it stick to the top of the page and don't allow an arbitrary position. –  nevan king Aug 4 '11 at 22:12
    
In 10.6 either the horizontal or vertical arrow keys can be used, as long as there's no scroll bar on that axis. –  ؘؘؘؘ Aug 4 '11 at 22:26

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