4 Finger Spread = Show Desktop...

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Steve's Barber, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Steve's Barber macrumors 6502a

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    I can't do it. Another day of trying and I'll get carpel-tunnel. I'd have better luck using my feet.

    It works 1 out of 10 tries. What's the trick?
     
  2. ctbear macrumors 6502a

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    Use 5 fingers. It's easier like that
     
  3. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

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    I was just studying this.

    I get it to work nearly every time, and I have an old trackpad with a button (imagine a trackpad that is slightly smaller than the unibody ones, then lop off another 2/5 for the button).

    I have 4 fingers swipe up as mission control, but if I put a thumb and three fingers, and swipe the three fingers up, it activate mission control, not show desktop - thus the key is to actually move your thumb as well.

    I think of it just like the 2-finger pinch/spread, except the index finger is three fingers joined as one unit. that is, just do the 2-finger spread/pinch, but lock your middle and ring finger with your index.
     
  4. jman240 macrumors 6502a

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    Use your thumb and not the pinky. Works for me.
     
  5. Steve's Barber thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Indeed it is. Thanks. Funny how 5 finger swipes are nowhere to be found.
     
  6. chemistry76 macrumors member

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    Yea, I use a 5 finger swipe "out" to show the desktop, and a 5 finger swipe "in" for launchpad. No need for either one on the doc, and it actually makes launchpad useful with such quick & easy access.
     

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