Cannot swipe back between previous page and next page in Finder (Lion)

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Henry Li, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Henry Li macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2009
    After updating to Lion, I cannot swipe back to previous page in Finder with either three fingers or two two fingers, as if what I did in Snow Leopard. Any solution to it?:(

  2. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2010
    Trackpad Prefpane, More Gestures, Swipe Between Pages. Easy fix.
  3. Alveezy macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2011
    i have this enabled but it disables my Three-Finger Drag.
  4. Henry Li thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2009
    It does not support two-finger swipe in Finder. Once you turn on three-finger swipe, it works, but swiping between fullscreen apps will become 4 fingers which sounds quite strange to me.

    Therefore, I better abandon the swiping within Finder. I'm disappointed with Lion.
  5. Piplodocus macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2008
    Ah, that's better! Just was annoyed by not being able to swipe back, and found it here - set to 3-finger page swipe.

    I'm not bothered about 3 finger drag. I'd end up dragging stuff random places sooner or later! :)
  6. technopimp macrumors 6502a

    Aug 12, 2009
    I have this problem...I have 3 finger swipe enabled, but as soon as you switch to another app from your Finder window and then back, the swipe won't work. I have to open a new Finder window, then it will work again. Driving me absolutely insane...why did they have to screw with the basics???
  7. iamjimbob macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2011
    I was also missing the 3-finger swipe in safari and finder, but also thing think the two finger swipe is good also, especially for pdfs. If you change the 'Swipe between pages' to 2 or 3, it gives you the old three finger back, but doesn't lose the new two-finger gesture. It does mean the swiping between full-screen apps moves to 4 fingers, but that is manageable. Much happier now I've found that.
  8. alandlc macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2010
    This is what worked for me. I thought a gesture for going back and forward a page would be universal (i.e., just two-finger swipe), but whatever, this is what I did.

    Sucks there's no option for this on the Magic Mouse, though. Going back/forward a page is one-finger swipe, whereas swiping between full-screen apps in two. If you change back/forward to two-finger swipe, it disables the ability to swipe between full-screen apps. Lame.

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