2-finger swipe not working for finder

mark28

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In Safari, 2 -finger swipe works to go a page back.

In finder, you can't go a folder back anymore in OS X lion. :confused:
 

mark28

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Turn on 2 & 3 finger swipe in the gestures tab of trackpad settings. 3 finger swipe enables fwd/back in finder, safari, etc.
I have everything enabled in the gestures tab except the "natural gesture". The fwd/back works in Safari but not in Finder for me.

edit: Never mind. I have fixed it. Now it works by using 3-finger swipes in finder and 2-finger swipes in Safari. I didn't know there was a drop down menu to select that option from, figured they were all tick boxes.
 
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ritmomundo

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I have everything enabled in the gestures tab except the "natural gesture". The fwd/back works in Safari but not in Finder for me.

edit: Never mind. I have fixed it. Now it works by using 3-finger swipes in finder and 2-finger swipes in Safari. I didn't know there was a drop down menu to select that option from, figured they were all tick boxes.
Cool. I don't know why Apple didn't make that the standard setting. I see a lot of other people complaining about the same issue. Its a very commonly used/familiar gesture that they turned off for some reason.
 

guitargoddsjm

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Cool. I don't know why Apple didn't make that the standard setting. I see a lot of other people complaining about the same issue. Its a very commonly used/familiar gesture that they turned off for some reason.
Agreed. For Safari and iCal (maybe other apps too), it seems like 2 finger swipes result in forward/back with an added effect/animation, and 3 finger swipes are just the regular forward/back from before. Why couldn't they just make the added animation just the new version of forward/back?
 
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