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Galaxas0
Mar 5, 2011, 01:27 PM
Instead of control clicking a dock item to show context and expose menus, you can now two finger swipe when mouse hovering on the dock icon. Nifty much?



brijazz
Mar 5, 2011, 02:45 PM
Neat :) This is a great example of one of the little "elegant" touches that I adore about OS X. I'm really looking forward to the increase of gesture-based input with 10.7.

Warbrain
Mar 5, 2011, 04:54 PM
Drives me nuts when it happens. I'd rather it not.

nathanl1192
Mar 6, 2011, 11:04 AM
Instead of control clicking a dock item to show context and expose menus, you can now two finger swipe when mouse hovering on the dock icon. Nifty much?

This is yet another hint that iOS is going touch based! You only have to swipe one finger up. It would feel natural to do this on a touchscreen!

It also works when opening folders on the dock.

xper
Mar 6, 2011, 06:20 PM
This is yet another hint that iOS is going touch based!
iOS have always been touch based only

HEB
Mar 6, 2011, 08:00 PM
iOS have always been touch based only

I'm pretty sure he meant to say OS X ^_^

MikhailT
Mar 6, 2011, 11:16 PM
I'm pretty sure he meant to say OS X ^_^

In this case, itís already there with the gestures support. If they ever plan to introduce the touch-screen iMacs/MBP (not likely after Steve Jobs already mentioned that it is hard to touch the screen all day), the screen can just be a giant trackpad.

Itís much more feasible to use the trackpad as the primarily method of interacting with your OS than to touch your screen all day long.

PBF
Mar 6, 2011, 11:49 PM
Instead of control clicking a dock item to show context and expose menus, you can now two finger swipe when mouse hovering on the dock icon. Nifty much?
I'm pretty sure it's not that hard to discover in which direction to swipe those two fingers of yours as there are only 4 directions.

Nevertheless, I'll make new readers' discovery quest a bit easier by saying that it's "two-finger swipe-up".

KirkL
Mar 7, 2011, 02:28 PM
Wow, that's so cool!

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=274108&d=1299104412 - Is that what you're talking about? Is that how big it is or can you increase/decrease the size?