Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > OS X > OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Oct 12, 2012, 11:02 AM   #1
effectivepull
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Is there a Swipe Gesture to Switch Between Apps?

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!
effectivepull is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 12, 2012, 12:46 PM   #2
fiveainone
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
cmd-tab too much work? jk, I would love to have custom swipe gestures too..
fiveainone is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 12, 2012, 01:03 PM   #3
Zerozal
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: PA
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..
or
If both apps are fullscreen, you can swipe back and forth between then with 3-finger swipe (configurable)
__________________
2009 Mac Pro 2.93 Quad, 12GB RAM, 300GB Velociraptor, 2x 1TB WD Caviar Blacks in RAID 0, ATI 5870, 24" LED Cinema Display, iPhone 6, iPad Air
Zerozal is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 12, 2012, 01:08 PM   #4
effectivepull
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
I found a way

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...
effectivepull is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > OS X > OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Swipe back/forward gesture in Finder? gorskiegangsta OS X Mavericks (10.9) 15 Feb 3, 2014 11:12 AM
Chrome swipe/gesture navigation DisplacedMic iPad Apps 0 Dec 27, 2013 07:36 AM
Tweetbot 3 Updated With Right Swipe Gesture, Text Resizing and More MacRumors iOS Blog Discussion 1 Nov 13, 2013 05:36 AM
iPhone: iOS 7 swipe gesture not working Smellytofuuu iOS 7 5 Sep 24, 2013 09:44 AM
Swipe gesture doesn't work with iPhone case SakuraSuki iOS 7 12 Jul 24, 2013 01:09 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:06 PM.

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

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