How to Scroll on MacBook Air M1

One of the best way to navigate your MacBook Air M1 is by using the scrolling feature of the trackpad or mouse. Scrolling allows you to easily navigate the internet or screen as you move from top to bottom. You can configure the trackpad and mouse scroll bar form the system preferences menu.

The Apple MacBook Air is an ultraportable computer that’s best known for being thin and light. The latest model uses an M1 System on Chip which integrates several different components allowing it to perform much better then the Intel chips of previous models. Based on benchmark results the latest M1 model can process videos up to 3.9x faster and process image up to 7.1x faster compared to the previous generation MacBook Air.

How do you scroll up and down on a MacBook?

How do you scroll up and down on a MacBook?

Scrolling is a basic feature of any computer that allows you to navigate the screen or a webpage. By scrolling up and down the screen you can easily read an article or edit a document. Your MacBook Air allows you to scroll using the trackpad or by using a mouse.

You can scroll up or down or even left or right by touching the trackpad using two fingers and moving these fingers up or down, left or right.

You can also scroll by pressing on the up, down, left, or right keys on your MacBook.

You can customize various scrolling option such as the scrolling speed, assign what two fingers or three fingers can do, as well as assign the scroll direction just to name a few. This will all depend on your personal preferences.

Configure scroll bars in your Mac computer

Scroll bars are usually located on the far right or bottom of the window that allows you to easily navigate the viewing area up or down or even left or right. It’s also a good indicator as to where the page starts and ends.

Time needed: 2 minutes.

Configure scroll bars

  1. Click the Apple menu.

    This is located on the top left side of the screen.Click the Apple menu

  2. Select System preferences.

    This will open the system preferences window.Select System preferences

  3. Click the General icon.

    This will open the general settings window.Click the General icon

  4. Select your “Show scroll bars” option.

    You can choose Automatically, When scrolling, or always.Select your "Show scroll bars" option

  5. Select your” Click in the scrollbar to” option.

    You can choose jump to the next page or jump to the spot that’s clicked.Select your" Click in the scrollbar to" option

Configure scrolling speed on your MacBook Air

You might sometimes find the scrolling speed to be too fast or too slow. Here’s what you can do to change the scroll speed of your MacBook Air M1.

Click the Apple menu.

Select System preferences.

Click on the Accessibility icon.

Select Pointer control found on the left sidebar.

Select trackpad options or mouse options.

Use the slider to adjust the scrolling speed.

Close system preferences.

Configure trackpad settings on your MacBook Air

You can make various changes to how your trackpad works by changing some of its settings.

Click the Apple menu.

Select System preferences.

Click on the Trackpad icon.

Choose your preferred settings on the Point & click, Scroll & zoom, as well as More Gestures tab.

Configure Mouse settings on your MacBook Air

You can make changes on how your mouse works by changing some of these settings.

Click the Apple menu.

Select System preferences.

Click on the Mouse icon.

Change the tracking speed, scroll direction, double click speed, and primary mouse button.


How do you scroll up and down on a MacBook?

To scroll up or down on a MacBook you can place your two fingers on the trackpad then move these fingers up or down. You can also use the up or down arrow keys on the keyboard to perform this similar action.

How do I scroll on my MacBook without a mouse?

If you don’t have a mouse available then the easiest way to scroll is by using the trackpad or the up, down, left, or right arrow keys on your keyboard.

Why can’t I scroll down on my MacBook air?

Try checking the trackpad scroll direction setting. You can also restart your MacBook and see if this fixes the problem.

How to use gestures on MacBook Air?

There are a lot of things you can do on your MacBook Air just by using the trackpad gestures. Some of the actions available are zooming in, rotating, and more. The force touch trackpad technology used by this MacBook provides a feedback when you drag or rotate objects.

You can set this up from the Apple menu- System preferences – Trackpad icon – Scroll & Zoom tab and the More gestures tab.

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