Disable Photoshop CS4 multitouch rotating

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Christian G, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. Christian G macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2008
    I'd like to disable the multitouch rotate. It's just too sensitive. When I try and zoom it always ends up rotating it a few degrees and I have to go back and recenter it with the mouse which destroys the whole point about the efficiency of multitouch. So yeah. Any way to do this?

  2. benpatient macrumors 68000

    Nov 4, 2003
    I don't think so. Adobe has never been a fan of letting users turn off new interface features that they introduce with new versions of existing programs...for example the extra "full screen" level in photoshop CS3 that you can't disable. Now going back and forth between full screen and not full screen is 4 pushes of the "F" button instead of 3. And really, it should be 2. I never use the first or last full screen modes because they have limited usefulness.
  3. yaroldb macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2007
    I actually like that feature a lot. I am upset that my first gen Macbook cannot do open GL and I cannot do it on my Macbook. But it works like a champ on my iMac. I agree it is a bit sensitive but I got used to it in no time. Play around with it some more.

  4. TheHoff macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2008
    I hope there is an answer for this. As I leave my thumb down on the lower part of the pad, it often catches it as a double-gesture and rotates the canvas. I'd really like to turn it off.
  5. rncreative macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2008
    The "rotation"(on new MBP) is extremely sensitive and annoying, i really wanna turn it off. Anybody know how it could be hacked?
  6. TheHoff macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2008
    Well I thought I could do it with Multiclutch. You can add CS4 to the apps list and you can try and re-assign the rotate swipes to other key-commands but it does nothing when I reboot CS4... the annoying rotate palette swipe still activates.

    No luck...
  7. TheHoff macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2008
  8. SimmoSays macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2009
    Disable Multitouch rotating in Photoshop CS4

    Multitouch rotating in Photoshop CS4 is ruining my work experience. I need to be able to turn this feature off or to at least adjust the sensitivity.
  9. alumac macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2009
    bump. i hate this feature. I know serious PS users will use a mouse (or a drawing surface). But I've felt that the new glass trackpads let me make very precise selections quicker. I'd like to be able to use it and not rotate the canvas. (There is no way to undo the rotation which makes me extra mad).
  10. knuckleball macrumors newbie


    Mar 24, 2009
    Halifax, NS

    I just opened Photoshop for the first time on my new Mac and had only been working for five minutes, before I wanted to kill somebody. Timely reply! ;)
  11. sleepingworker macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2003
    Manhattan, NY
  12. MrPeanut337 macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2009
  13. luvtype macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2009

    You can also uncheck Enable OpenGL Drawing in Preferences.
  14. bobthebob macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2009
    THANK YOU! and thanks to Adobe - really I think this was Apple's job, so cheers to Adobe for solving it.
  15. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    How is this Apple's job? :confused:
  16. sogeorgiepie macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2010
    Thanks, the rotate had been driving me insane for months now, is there anyway to disable the rotate but not the zoom with the plug in though?

  17. indiekiduk macrumors 6502

    Jul 26, 2005
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Omg Adobe really are hopeless. We only ask them to disable rotate and they go and disable zoom too.
  18. jowie macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2004
    London ish
    It's not so much that they added this feature, which is quite cool for zoom... The annoying thing is that they didn't add an "enable" checkbox in the preferences. What were they thinking? If you're working on pixel-perfect design it really needs a nice easy way of switching it off.

    At least they made the plug-in. But not having the feature switchable in the prefs is plain stupid.

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