add gestures on mountain lion?

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  1. Rossatron, Apr 16, 2013
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    Rossatron
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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  4. Rossatron, Apr 16, 2013
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    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 :)
     

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