1. November 2013

How to configure Two-Finger Scrolling on Lenovo notebook to behave the same way like Apple MacBook

2016-11-21 Update for Windows 10

Mac users are familiar with Two-Finger Scrolling feature. You can place two fingers on the mouse track pad and you’re able to scroll content on the screen. Since Mac OS X 10.6 Apple changed direction of scrolling to match gestures used on tablets or phones. It’s interesting that for more than decade scrolling was done in opposite direction. When you swiped down then the content was scrolling up. Many users were confused after switch, but it quickly became natural.

Lenovo notebook has also support for multitouch gestures and scrolling by two fingers. The only problem is that default installation, behave the same way like old Mac OS. It’s reversed. When you need to switch between Mac and Lenovo then it’s quite confusing. Fortunately it’s possible to configure it just by few clicks.

Windows 10

Search for Mouse & touchpad settings (press Window and type for word mouse):

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Open Mouse & touchpad settings and in section Related Settings click Additional mouse options (bottom of screen).

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Open UltraNav tab and click TouchPad Settings

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Click Scrolling in Select an item. Click Two-Finger Scrolling in the menu. Check: Enable reverse scrolling direction

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Windows 7 and older UltraNav

Search for Mouse configuration (press Window and type word mouse):

lenovo-mouse-config

Open UltraNav tab and click TouchPad Settings

lenovo-ultranav

Click Scrolling in Select an item. Check: Enable reverse scrolling direction

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Click OK and Two-Finger Scrolling should behave the same way like Mac OS. 🙂

9. November 2011

Flash Player for mobile world was replaced by HTML5 and AIR

Flash Player for mobile browsers won’t be in development anymore. This is not big surprise in my opinion.

Adobe shifted focus to AIR for mobile and HTML5. It is possible to build native apps for desktop and mobile with AIR.

Note: Development of Adobe AIR for Linux was cancelled during summer 2011. AIR supports Mac, Win and mobile devices.

You can read more about this game changing decision at Adobe’s blog.

20. June 2011

ImageMagick – quick way how to resize and auto-orient photo

ImageMagick is quite handy tool for batch image conversion from command line.

Let’s say that there are 50 photos in one directory. We want to fix orientation based on Exif info and shrink images to 50% of size. We can achieve it by this shell command:

for i in *.jpg; do convert -auto-orient "$i" -resize 50% "$i"; done

If you need version for Windows then I recommend installing Cygwin.