2 fingered trackpad

Discussion in 'macOS' started by opusthe2nd, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. opusthe2nd macrumors 6502

    opusthe2nd

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    Is it just me or does anyone else think you should be able to go back and forward in Safari pages by using the trackpad? I know it is supposed to...from what I read. Of course scrolling up and down works just fine, but no back or forward.

    What gives??
     
  2. gallivant macrumors member

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    It might be a nice feature, but all it's supposed to do is scroll within the page you're on - left-right, or up-down.
     
  3. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah that's all I've ever known it to be. Why/Where did you hear that it was able to reload pages?
     
  4. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Firefox goes back and forward with the trackpad.
     
  5. S14-Racer macrumors newbie

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    I personally hate that option... If you are just a slight bit diagonal with your scrolling it will jump forward and back. I can get really irritating at times, and I havent seen a way to turn it off, or alter the degree in which it happens (would be a nice feature :) ) I like using it with a mouse though.
     
  6. opusthe2nd thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I dont recall where I saw the option. I think it was on the Apple site. Just was thinking it would be handy while browsing. I am aware that it works in Firefox, so thought it should be a default thing regardless of what browser one used.
     
  7. S14-Racer macrumors newbie

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    It is handy, but it would be nice to have some options to tweak with it, so that one could adapt it to their style of trackpadding.

    Untill then I will just get by with cmd home and end (<>) for my quick navigational needs :)
     
  8. bemylover macrumors regular

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    when scrolling up or down, move your fingers slightly from left to right at the same time. this way, the browser will try to go forwards, but as, usually, there's no page there, it will just scroll up or down, just as you wanted it to.

    this is not a real solution, but it's better than nothing.
     
  9. Anawrahta macrumors member

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    The reason why Firefox does it and Safari doesn't is because Firefox uses the arrow keys for back and forward. The trackpad gestures simulate the arrow keys in that respect. It was actually more of a bug than anything else and in the new version of Firefox (Deer Park) it is fixed. You can actually fix it in the normal release of FF by playing with about:config but I can't remember which variables you have to change.
     
  10. brepublican macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah about this bug, does anyone know how to fix it? I am sick and tired of scrolling backwards and forwards through several pages when all I want to do is scroll down a page...
     
  11. brepublican macrumors 6502a

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    Nevermind. I found the fix on Mozillazine. Just in case there is someone who is looking for it though;

    -Go to your Firefox configuration settings by typing "about:config" in your address bar
    -Change the value of mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.action from 2 to 0.

    You should be all set.
     
  12. sandmann41 macrumors regular

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    thank you so much, that had been bothering the hell out of me
     
  13. brendan67 macrumors member

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    trackpad

    hey

    i'm using iScroll available on versiontracker it works
    nicely letting you two finger scroll from the trackpad

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    regards:)
     
  14. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    As earlier posts in this thread discuss, FireFox used to do this by default. I and everybody else I've heard from found it incredibly annoying, that's why everyone's talking about how to turn it off.
     
  15. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    Well, to each his own. Im siding with the OP on this one, I would like to go back and forward without leaving the trackpad.
     
  16. JDOG_ macrumors 6502a

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    And maybe right clicking too. All they'd have to do is make the big mouse button be sensitive as to which side you're pressing more, although I know this would piss off and confuse somebody. It wouldn't kill them to make it two separate buttons since it's almost 2006. I'm sure people could handle it just fine.
     
  17. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    My solution to get that right click is to use "one finger snap"
    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/18941

    It brings up the contextual menu when you hold down the mouse button.
    Its shareware, but it won't break the bank!
     

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