Thanks, that did the trick.  Would it be possible to append this information to the url I referred to in my first email:

It looks like the post is closed for comments ... otherwise I would add a link from there to this answer in the mailing list archive.   Maybe help keep other users from pulling there hair out ...

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This has probably been beaten to death, but I will ask anyway ... The default Mac paging behavior is really hard for me to get used to.  It seems to me that the primary use case when you scroll to a new location in an editable document is to "start editing", so it would be logical for the cursor to follow along.  Is there some UI interaction pattern / use case that I don't understand?  What reason could there be for leaving the cursor behind?  And even if there is some scenario where it makes sense, is it more common than scrolling to a new location to start editing?  


On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 4:01 AM, Allan Odgaard <> wrote:
On 30 Jan 2011, at 01:30, Patrick Cullen wrote:

> Hello.  I would like the cursor to follow me when I hit page up and down.  I
> don't want to remember to hit the ctrl key.  I have followed these
> instructions:
> But they don't seem to work for Textmate.   Other apps (XCode, Textedit ...)
> behave as expected with the Keybinding set (the cursor nicely follows as the
> page scrolls), but with Textmate the cursor jumps around unpredictably,
> sometimes in the wrong direction.  Anybody know whats up?

Do you have smooth scroll enabled in System Preferences → Appearance?

If so, disable it at least for TextMate by quit’ing it and running this in Terminal:

   defaults write com.macromates.textmate AppleScrollAnimationEnabled -bool NO

There is a problem with the heuristic Apple uses for this smooth scroll where the target rectangle TextMate asks AppKit to scroll to is “augmented”, leading to this seemingly random behavior.

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