Multitouch Gestures with Magic Mouse

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by o'glory, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    Apple stated only some multitouch gestures are compatible with the default Magic Mouse, however all are available on the Magic Trackpad.

    Is there a Lion-user that is currently using a Magic Mouse, and if so, can you tell us which gestures are working?

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors 68030

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    I have a magic mouse and a magic trackpad...all gestures work on the trackpad...magic mouse doesn't do pinch to zoom, launchpad pinch, or mission control 3 finger up (you can however launch mission control with a double tap of 2 fingers).
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    - Two-finger swipe left or right to switch spaces
    - Double-tap for "Smart Zoom" (basically zoom in once, then zoom out if double-tapped again)

    And not sure if it's just me, but if you use a web browser OTHER than Safari, swiping left and right won't switch web pages anymore.
     
  4. macrumors 68030

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    It only works in Safari...I think in chrome you have to turn on 3 finger swipe in order to use the old 2 finger swipe method...which I hated! I'm ok with 2 finger swipe for space switching, because its not done too often, but for page back 1 finger is the most natural and works great!
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Alandic summarized it well, but if you download bettertouchtool you can unlock all sorts of gestures. They just released the Lion update so give it a go if you get the chance.

    P.S I'm not involved with them in any way, just a satisfied user.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    Bleh. I was hoping for Launchpad and Mission Control related gestures. I have been using MagicPrefs even since I got my Magic Mouse, and it's great to use. I hope they release an update for Lion!

    Thanks for the feedback.
     

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