Can't use gestures.

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

  1. Skwink macrumors member

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    So I'm on a early 2009 white Macbook. I got it right before the white MacBooks with the new style trackpad came out. When I updated to 10.7, I found I couldn't use any of the new gestures. I normally used two fingers to scroll around, and now that's inverted too. How do I access the new gesture controls?

    EDIT: Here's a screen of my trackpad options.
     

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  2. 50548 Guest

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    Well, you must go to System Preferences and check the Trackpad and Mouse options there...a number of things have changed by default, including options for "natural" or traditional scrolling direction.
     
  3. Skwink thread starter macrumors member

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    I got that fixed already, but I still can't access the other new gestures.
     
  4. 50548 Guest

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    You mean you have selected them and they don't work or what?
     
  5. Skwink thread starter macrumors member

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    No, I can't select them. The picture in the OP shows all the options I have in trackpad.
     
  6. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    You macbook probably doesn't support the multi-touch gestures. Check on Apple's website about compatibility.. I recently sold a Black MB because it wouldn't do all the gestures on Lion.
     
  7. 50548 Guest

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    Yep, that's it..the newest gestures are not supported by all Macs.
     
  8. wpotere Guest

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    Yep, your MB doesn't work with gestures. If you didn't have the ones in SL then in Lion it will be the same. I have a 2008 MB and all I can do is what I originally could.
     

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