3 Finger Swipe Issue

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by MLeepson, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hi
    Out of nowhere, the 3 finger swipe function on my alum MacBook stopped working.
    I've unticked and ticked the boxes and I've restarted.
    It seems that only 3 finger swipe isn't working. I'm having no problems with 2 or 4...
    Anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    #2
    What programs are you trying to use the 3 finger swipe in?
     
  3. macrumors 68000

    sjinsjca

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    #3
    It's only supported by some apps, y'know. Firefox, for example, but not Safari (amazingly enough). So could the issue be that you're using a different application?
     
  4. macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    #4
    Safari supports 3 finger swipe...
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm using it Safari 5!

    I just checked software update and there was nothing.

    Thanks for your help
     
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    iBookG4user

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    How odd. If you create a new user account, does 3 finger swipe work under the new account?
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just went on the account I made for my sister (never used) and it works!
    This is really weird...
     
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    sjinsjca

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    Doesn't do a durn thing on my machine. Shrug.
     
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    SnowLeopard2008

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    #9
    Open Disk Utility and repair disk permissions. Verify permissions first.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Didn't work!
     

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