Multi-touch on OSX Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Awfisch, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. Awfisch, Mar 14, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2011

    macrumors member


    Feb 1, 2011
    I was reading into OSX lion and apple states this:

    ''Multi-Touch gestures make everything you do on iPad easy and intuitive. Now a richer Multi-Touch experience comes to the Mac. Enjoy more fluid and realistic gesture responses, including rubber-band scrolling, page and image zoom, and full-screen swiping. In Mac OS X Lion, every swipe, pinch, and scroll looks and feels more responsive and lifelike.''​

    So how does this differ from the current use of the trackpads for macbooks? they can already swipe, pinch, scroll and zoom. So how is this different? Is it just more fluid and sensitive? Or am I looking at an awesome upgrade to the mac trackpad? (which is already far superior to a mouse!!)
  2. macrumors regular


    Feb 3, 2010
    More gestures

    Well what they did was basically add more gestures. I've heard that people noticed that the gestures feel more fluid, but I haven't noticed that.

    For instance you can now swipe up with on finger on an icon in the dock to do an 'application expose' and see all the window for the app. Which is quicker than holding down a click on a dock icon in Snow Leopard.

    Another addition is that you can now swipe to different spaces. And by swiping to with 2 fingers left or right. And you can also double tap with 2 fingers and you'll invoke mission control.

    So I guess that's what they meant by it.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2011
    The additional gestures are pretty nice.

    My favourites are swiping to go back in Safari and the swipe to switch Spaces. It feels iOS like in that it's really smooth. A bit buggy too, but that's to be expected at this stage.
  4. macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2009
    That's already in Snow Leopard. :)
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2009
    Not the new cool two-finger swipe where the new page slides into screen. And there are now additional choices for the three-finger scroll, I myself have it set up to drag the current window.
  6. macrumors member


    Mar 14, 2011
    sometimes apple is really good at advertising the same things the previous product already had but they make it sound like its a new feature..
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2009
    What they advertise is "Now a richer Multi-Touch experience comes to the Mac", and that's indeed true as there are a lot of new gestures.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2011
    The new multi touch gestures are pretty cool. Safari got a lot of really pretty animations to go with the multi-touch gestures... although its more bugged than simply using the backwards and forwards buttons.

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