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farabeck
Sep 3, 2012, 02:39 PM
Hi,

Just got a new MBA and I am trying to find out a way to change the stock four finger swipe from what it is now. Currently, if i swipe from right to left, the screen slides off to the right side of the screen. I want it to go to the left side of the screen when I do the four finger swipe from right to left.

I read about changing other items but could not figure out a way to change this particular setting.

If anyone has a way, please let me know. It's driving me nuts because it is exactly opposite of how my ipad swipes so my muscle memory is going crazy trying to re-learn stuff.

Thanks for the help.



snowman1
Sep 3, 2012, 02:58 PM
You can reverse the direction by going to
System Preferences > Trackpad > under Scroll & Zoom, check the "Scroll direction: natural" box.

LittleCanonKid
Sep 3, 2012, 04:01 PM
You can reverse the direction by going to
System Preferences > Trackpad > under Scroll & Zoom, check the "Scroll direction: natural" box.

That only changes two-finger scrolling, OP is asking for a change in the way multi-finger gestures work.

I actually have the same problem, but I'm under the impression you can't modify the gestures like that. I think we're out of luck. :(

snowman1
Sep 3, 2012, 04:05 PM
That only changes two-finger scrolling, OP is asking for a change in the way multi-finger gestures work.

I actually have the same problem, but I'm under the impression you can't modify the gestures like that. I think we're out of luck. :(

Really? When I uncheck/check that box, it changes the direction that I need to swipe in order to move from space to space. I'm pretty sure that box is global for scrolling and space-switching.

farabeck
Sep 3, 2012, 05:58 PM
That did what I wanted to do actually...I felt like I was going crazy going the opposite way than the iPad. Thanks a lot!

ahog
Sep 6, 2012, 01:47 PM
This lets you customize every single gesture plus some new ones. Quite impressive actually.

http://www.bettertouchtool.net/