Multi touch gestures in Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by zombierunner, Jun 10, 2011.

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    zombierunner

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    would you get the same experience using these gestures on a magic mouse as you would on a trackpad ? i can't imagine doing all those pinch and swipe gestures on a mouse ... just wouldnt feel right ... would work great on a notebook but not on a mouse?

    what do you think
     
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    There is no option on Lion for pinch on the magic mouse. I added a track pad last week and I seldom grab for my magic mouse.
     
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    baryon

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    I think that for gestures, the trackpad is superior. I think that today, if I had an iMac, I would get it with a Magic Trackpad only. I'd have a USB gaming mouse, but I would only use it for gaming.

    I hated trackpads before I got a MacBook Pro, and now I love them. I actually feel better with a trackpad than a mouse, as far as speed and pointing precision is concerned. The only thing I don't like is dragging: you have to press down with your thumb, and either use 2 hands, or you will have trouble dragging with your index finger. And drag lock sucks: it adds a delay to your single click.
     
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    I have used both the magic mouse and magic trackpad and I must say, the trackpad is waaay better...
    You have so much more space to perform the specific gestures + some gestures are unavailable on the magic mouse.

    Even gaming works on the trackpad (after some trial and error:cool:)
     
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    Sodner

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    So it's get Lion for $29.99 and add $69.00 for a track pad as well.
     
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    baryon

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    Yeah, and you almost get a nice round number :D
    But I think it's worth it, if you don't have a laptop.
     
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    ScubaCinci

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    On a desktop using a mouse, I find myself not wanting to use gestures at all. I guess if you have a habit of using them it can be frustrating.
     
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    This may be a little off-topic, but I just wanted to ask if anyone has any insights on what the new two-finger swipe left/right (for back/forward in Safari) means for horizontal scrolling. Is this still possible? How about other applications?
     
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    MacManiac76

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    If you are in an area that can scroll horizontally, it will do the horizontal scroll first. When you reach the end of the scroll area, if you continue the two-finger swipe, it will then do the back/forward action.
     
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    - Thank you.
     

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