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Apr 1, 2011, 05:19 PM
Just a general question but has anyone tested this yet? I know it supposedly works just fine but I was wondering how well the gestures that ARE in the previous trackpads work. For example, using launchpad can you scroll to other pages of apps using two finger scroll? Also what about full screen apps? Can you scroll between apps like a multi-touch trackpad. Thanks in advance.


Apr 2, 2011, 03:34 AM
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I Have a white MacBook with the old touchpad. For full screen apps you need 3 finger swipes so that can't be done. Instead I use ctl and arrow keys to switch between full screen apps (like switching spaces in 10.6).

Launchpad uses 2 finger gestures to change pages and works well on my trackpad.

For mission control, you can use 2 finger swipe up to separate grouped windows.

By 2 finger swiping up on a dock icon, this activates expose for that app. Swipe down to deactivate.

Also, in DP2 there is now an option in the trackpad preferences to reverse the scrolling behaviour. This was not in dp1 for older trackpads.

Through a combination of screen corners and keyboard shortcuts I think you can get a similar experience to multitouch trackpad.

Apr 2, 2011, 11:00 AM
Thank you. You specifically answered what I was asking. I figured this was the case but wanted the facts from someone using DP2.