Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Mac Peripherals

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Sep 23, 2011, 01:14 PM   #1
myrtlebee
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Magic Mouse - swipe between fullscreen apps?

I have a quick question. I am using a 2009 MacBook without the multi-touch trackpad. I did a quick forum search and couldn't find this- does the Magic Mouse allow for 4-finger swipes through desktops and fullscreen apps in Lion?

Also, what would people recommend more for soft surfaces- like in bed or on a couch - the Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad? I've never used either. I could forsee problems trying to use the mouse on top of a comforter, etc, so would I still be able to "click" a Magic Trackpad on a soft surface? Maybe it is best to just get a Magic Trackpad and use the tap-to-click setting. What do you all think?

Thank you
myrtlebee is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 23, 2011, 02:43 PM   #2
okayokay
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
yes you can swipe between desktop using two fingers. one finger will swipe between pages.

anyway, with the app BetterTouchTools you can configure your gestures in anyway you like
okayokay is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 23, 2011, 06:19 PM   #3
myrtlebee
Thread Starter
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by okayokay View Post
yes you can swipe between desktop using two fingers. one finger will swipe between pages.

anyway, with the app BetterTouchTools you can configure your gestures in anyway you like
Thanks, but are you sure? I read that one finger swipe left and right is to scroll, 2 finger was for page navigation in Safari... I assumed 3 and 4 was for switching between fullscreen apps but nothing I have come across gives me the impression that the Magic Mouse accepts 3 and 4 finger gestures. Pinch to zoom and 5 finger pinches also seem to be undoable on it. I'm leaning towards the Magic trackpad because I can see navigation with the Magic Mouse becoming a problem in bed or on a couch. Would love to hear from someone who has used both in these situations.
myrtlebee is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 24, 2011, 12:28 PM   #4
okayokay
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by myrtlebee View Post
Thanks, but are you sure? I read that one finger swipe left and right is to scroll, 2 finger was for page navigation in Safari... I assumed 3 and 4 was for switching between fullscreen apps but nothing I have come across gives me the impression that the Magic Mouse accepts 3 and 4 finger gestures. Pinch to zoom and 5 finger pinches also seem to be undoable on it. I'm leaning towards the Magic trackpad because I can see navigation with the Magic Mouse becoming a problem in bed or on a couch. Would love to hear from someone who has used both in these situations.
Yes, I'm sure, I own a magic mouse. The one finger swipe works for both scroll and switch pages.
okayokay is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 24, 2011, 01:11 PM   #5
myrtlebee
Thread Starter
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by okayokay View Post
Yes, I'm sure, I own a magic mouse. The one finger swipe works for both scroll and switch pages.
Thanks!

I'm still stuck on whether or not to go for the mouse or the trackpad. This thread has over 234 views and I find it hard to believe that no one else on this entire forum can give me their opinion, especially someone with a magic trackpad. That amazes me.
myrtlebee is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 24, 2011, 01:22 PM   #6
axu539
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by myrtlebee View Post
Thanks!

I'm still stuck on whether or not to go for the mouse or the trackpad. This thread has over 234 views and I find it hard to believe that no one else on this entire forum can give me their opinion, especially someone with a magic trackpad. That amazes me.
I had a magic mouse at first, but bought a magic trackpad after I got Lion. The multitouch gestures on the mouse are too awkward for me, but on the trackpad they are a dream to use.
__________________
15" MacBookPro10,1 2.6 GHz/16GB/256GB (on its way) | 11" MacBookAir4,1 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB | iPhone4S 16GB White
axu539 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 24, 2011, 01:53 PM   #7
myrtlebee
Thread Starter
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by axu539 View Post
I had a magic mouse at first, but bought a magic trackpad after I got Lion. The multitouch gestures on the mouse are too awkward for me, but on the trackpad they are a dream to use.
Thanks- I'm leaning that way. I feel more "secure" knowing that it offers full multitouch capabilities for Lion. I've only read good things about the Magic Trackpad. It also looks like it might be about twice, or triple the size of the trackpad I'll be coming from - I think I'll just go for it!
myrtlebee is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Mac Peripherals

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Magic Mouse Swipe Freezes Safari Tabs sketchguy Mac Peripherals 1 Mar 11, 2014 01:22 PM
[Magic Mouse] Magic mouse scratched surface fix? MacDude21 Mac Basics and Help 8 Jan 18, 2014 07:26 PM
Toggle between fullscreen apps with mighty mouse? acearchie OS X Mavericks (10.9) 0 Jan 6, 2014 05:40 AM
Swipe Bo Christmas - Be ready for Magic date 12-12-12 energYYzer iPhone and iPod touch Apps 0 Dec 12, 2012 03:39 AM
iTunes 11 - No two finger swipe Magic Mouse kbmb Mac Applications and Mac App Store 7 Dec 3, 2012 06:09 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:36 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC