4 and 3 finger swipe on trackpad doest work!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SuPeRxSiDeWaYs, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. SuPeRxSiDeWaYs macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    I am brand new to this site and am just looking for some help on fixing my current problem. When i swipe four fingers down on the trackpad to show everything i have open it doesnt work. When i try to swipe four fingers up to get to my desktop it doesnt work. When i try to go back a page in safari by swiping three fingers to the left it wont go back. But when i use two fingers to scroll up and down pages that works just fine. :confused::confused:
    I havent taken it to an apple store due to I am stuck at college and there isnt one around. I would really like to know if i can fix this problem on my own or if i have to bring it in.
    Thanks for looking, and i hope you can help.
     
  2. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    Try switching off the three and four finger swipe options in System Preferences and then switch back on again.
     
  3. SuPeRxSiDeWaYs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I cant switch them off, when i put my mouse over it the video screen in the bottom right cornor pops up and shows what happens when you swipe 4 fingers.
    Unless im in the wrong area, I click on system preferences and select trackpad. Am i doing something wrong?
     
  4. Ardoptres macrumors regular

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    This also happens to me sometimes. Rebooting usually fixes it. Sometimes i have to do it more than once though.
     
  5. SuPeRxSiDeWaYs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I will give that a try.
    Thank you!
     
  6. SuPeRxSiDeWaYs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I got it to work again. All it needed was 3 restarts!! Thanks for all the help:D:D
     
  7. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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    This is a bug in 10.6.2. Creating a second account, logging into that, then logging into your account might somewhat permanently fix it. Otherwise every other reboot usually fixes it (at least for me).

    I hope Apple fixes this in 10.6.3
     
  8. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Have you got all the gestures turned on in the system preferences?
     
  9. highvoltag3 macrumors newbie

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    Annoying....

    This is so Annoying this is the second time it happens to me but this time it's really a pain it won't go away 3 restarts till now.
     

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