Trackpad: Grading with Natural Scrolling Off seems illogical

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Ann T.

06 May, 2013 09:35 AM

Dear Mental Faculty staff,

here is a small problem I encountered when using Mental Case with a Trackpad (e.g. on a MacBook Air or with the Magic Trackpad):

When Natural Scrolling is turned off, I can swipe to the right (to make it clear: from the center to the right with two fingers) to get to the next facet or note. This is similar to using the keyboard's right arrow key to turn pages. Moreover, with the keyboard, I can use the Up key to grade a note Correct, and the Down key to grade it False. However, using the Trackpad (with Natural Scrolling Off), I have to swipe DOWN to grade the note CORRECT and vice versa. I always get caught in this small trap, as it seems a little bit unnatural for me to swipe down for something that is right.

Of course, when Natural Scrolling is turned ON, swiping up is the right way to mark a grade correct ... however, then I would have to swipe to the left to get to the NEXT note which again seems a little bit unnatural.

I think it would be best if Mental Case would ignore the Natural Scrolling option (I have it turned Off because I also use a mouse), and always use the same gestures for Correct/False (Up/Down) and Next/Previous (Right/Left).

If this is not possible, is there a workaround to let me grade the note Correct by swiping up (Natural Scrolling turned Off) beside using the keyboard?

  1. 1 Posted by support on 08 May, 2013 09:28 PM

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    Hi There,

    Thanks for getting in touch with us! We are looking into this with the developers and hope to have some more information soon. Please let us know if you have anything to add or more questions regarding this issue.

    Thank you for choosing The Mental Faculty!

    Jason W. -- The Mental Faculty Support

  2. support closed this discussion on 08 May, 2013 09:28 PM.

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