I propose a sollution to these 2-finger guestures

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by h4lp m3, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Like many of you, I have grown accustomed to the 2-finger swipe to navigate back and fourth in webpages in Snow Leopard... Apparently, Apple didn't think anyone would miss that kind of control over your web browser so they switched the 2-finger guestures to scroll between "Desktops" or whatever it's called.

    THE PROBLEM: It's that's it's sort of a good idea. Oh one hand, you want to swipe through dektops and the next minute you want to go back a page in your browser. Okay, I have 2 ideas:

    1) you could swipe while holding a key and it would do different things. This may already be possible, but I couldn't find where to program it in the system preferences.
    2) you click with one finger and you scroll with the other. It sounds hard but it's not- especially if you use your thumb and forefinger like you were pinching on an iPhone or iPad. That should totally be a feature! :)

    Maybe I just need to ditch the mouse and buy a magico trackpad, I don't know. :confused:
     
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    #2
    To gain the old function back, hold down the option key while swiping with two fingers.

    FNH15
     
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    saving107

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    #3
    beat me to it.

    this feature (Option + 2 Finger Swipe) also works while in iTunes, Folders and other places where this previously worked.
     
  4. macrumors member

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    I don't get it.

    My back/forward in Safari is 2 finger swipes whilst back/forward spaces is 4 finger swipes. (and then three finger swipes to change tabs using BTT).
     
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    saving107

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    #5
    The topic is about using a Magic Mouse, not the Trackpad/Magic Trackpad.
     
  6. macrumors member

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    #6
    now i get it. my apologies :D
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    awesome, now can I switch it to be the old way by default without holding the option key?
     

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