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Rossatron
Apr 16, 2013, 11:47 AM
hey all,

i was wondering how can i add trackpad gestures on mountain lion - specifically, i want to use 4 fingers swipe to go into full-screen mode



TomcatLenny
Apr 16, 2013, 03:13 PM
Hey Rossatron,

I don't believe you can add new gestures natively in OS X without putting some heavy lines of code in Terminal.

But I think the best solution for your problem is a free app called BetterTouchTool (http://www.boastr.de), which lets you add a large amount of custom gestures. FYI, I just tried out a 4-finger-swipe-down in order to switch to fullscreen mode in Safari and it worked flawlessly.

However, if you want to set up 4-finger-swipe-right/left in order to switch to fullscreen mode, don't forget to disable the corresponding native gesture in the Trackpad System Preferences pane to avoid conflicts.

Drew017
Apr 16, 2013, 03:53 PM
hey all,

i was wondering how can i add trackpad gestures on mountain lion - specifically, i want to use 4 fingers swipe to go into full-screen mode

Few apps that might help ;)

http://mac.appstorm.net/roundups/utilities-roundups/5-apps-to-enhance-your-trackpad-magic-mouse/

Rossatron
Apr 17, 2013, 01:47 AM
So I can do a 4 finger swipe to switch to full screen without installing anything? That's great. Thanks!

@ Drew: the Magic Mouse app seems great. I think I'll get it and have some fun with it :)