4 finger swipe removed?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by SR 7, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. SR 7 macrumors regular

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    I used to swipe 4 fingers and it would show the apps open in the center of the screen and now its gone. I can only do it with tab+command. is there anyway to get this option back?
     
  2. kolax macrumors G3

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    I must have this back too! I use it all the time, as well as 4 finger swipe to show the desktop.

    This is going to take some getting used to, but I want to be able to switch between apps with gestures.
     
  3. TrickyRick macrumors member

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    Guess they want you to use Mission Control :p

    My tip is Better Touch Tool, allows you to set up all sorts of actions for different gestures and I think this one can be set up.
    As for the desktop it still exists, it's just a different gesture, check the Trackpad section of Sys Prefs.
     
  4. thomamon macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I never had this before, but if you go by their website, all the gestures are not working. When I try to switch between apps, it only goes from the current browser to the dashboard. I also can't swipe to navigate.

    Anyone else having any luck?
     
  5. TrickyRick macrumors member

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    Swipe to navigate is a setting, check Sys Prefs. As for getting BTT gestures to work, try turing of the gesture in Sys Prefs, they might conflict.
     
  6. kolax macrumors G3

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    From the gesture settings, there is no way to get the 4 finger swipe back.

    I don't see why Apple had to go and change all this - 4 finger swipe down for Mission Control and 4 finger swipe up for desktop, like it was before. 4 swipe left/right to switch apps.

    I'm finding it all very confusing and not very intuitive. Don't even get me started on the 5 finger gestures, what a pain in the arse they are.
     
  7. TrickyRick macrumors member

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    Which is why I gave the tip about Better Touch Tool. Works like a charm for me. Allows you to set up the gestures just like you want them, old-school SL style if you like.
     
  8. meechy macrumors 6502

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    I cant thank you enough for letting me know about Better Touch Tool. I was going so mad because i couldn't use the 4 finger swipe to bring up the application switcher, i use it all the time.
     
  9. Drunken Master macrumors 65816

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    None of these fancy new gestures have worked for me so far...
     
  10. TrickyRick macrumors member

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    Glad I could help :D
     

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