A Pinching Alternative Tip for Less Awkward Zooming

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by G4R2, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. G4R2 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2006
    The multitouch UI is great but can be a little awkward when it comes to "pinching" in order to zoom or expand the screen view.

    This may be obvious, but there is what I find to be a more stable and less awkward alternative. Instead of pinching, place the thumb on the hand you are holding the iPhone with anywhere on the screen. Then just use the index finger on your other hand to either magnify or expand the view of whatever is on the screen.

    I usually hold the iPhone with my left hand so when I do this I just place my left thumb on the bottom left corner of the iPhone and then use my right index finger to do the zooming by sliding it diagonally across the screen either towards or away from my thumb.
  2. MacDryCleaner macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2007
    Hey, that is seriously not a bad tip.

    I just tried it and it is definately a little less cumbersome (sp?) in my opinion.

    Nice job with a good tip.
  3. subwarm macrumors member


    Feb 4, 2003
    Westchester, NY
    Agreed, thats quite a handy tip there. Thanks!

    Now if my iPhone could just stop thinking I'm clicking a web page link when I really just want to scroll up or down that would be great too.

    Also, is there a gesture for opening a link in a new tab? Safari seems to do it randomly for me.

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