View Full Version : Is there a Swipe Gesture to Switch Between Apps?

Oct 12, 2012, 10:02 AM
I'm looking for a swipe gesture that will allow me to swipe back to my most recently used previous app. I'm running Mountain Lion.

That probably doesn't make too much sense so here's my example. When I'm in Reeder (rss aggregator) and I see a post I want to view in Chrome, I switch over to Chrome (via keyboard shortcut within Reeder or clicking the link with the track pad). I would like to set up a swipe gesture to allow me to swipe back to Reeder without having to invoke LaunchBar. I would like just a simple swipe and voila! Back to Reeder.

Possible or am I just ridiculously lazy?

Thanks all!

Oct 12, 2012, 11:46 AM
cmd-tab too much work? ;) jk, I would love to have custom swipe gestures too..

Oct 12, 2012, 12:03 PM
Probably not exactly what you want, but a few options:

You can use Mission Control (4 finger swipe up) to show all windows, then click on the one you want. Granted, this is a gesture and a click, but stilll..
If both apps are fullscreen, you can swipe back and forth between then with 3-finger swipe (configurable)

Oct 12, 2012, 12:08 PM
Man, I deserve the mild jabbing. Rereading my post, I look extremely lazy!

Here's that I've jimmy rigged. I am using Better Touch Tool and setup 3-Finger Swipe left click to execute the Command + Tab keyboard shortcut. That seems to work and I don't have to move my fingers all the way up the Tab button.

(I really am not a lazy person). ;)

Thanks, all. Now if I can only get my refrigerator to deliver me a beer via a swipe gesture...