Expanding on multi-touch trackpad gestures

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LucidPsychosis, May 23, 2010.

  1. LucidPsychosis macrumors regular

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    So, I'm on my first Mac, a 15" 2010 MBP (2.4 Ghz), and I'm absolutely loving the multi-touch trackpad. It makes browsing things so much easier and even more pleasurable.

    One thing that I just this second thought of is how to expand the gesture use more.

    I'm in Mozilla now, and I moused up to the refresh button, and thought "Hey, what if I could refresh the page by just making a swirling gesture on the trackpad? That'd be pretty damn cool." This could also apply to the "stop" button by making an X gesture.

    I know that's kind of silly, but I thought it'd be pretty cool and worth sharing. Thoughts?
     
  2. dsprimal macrumors 6502a

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    sounds pretty good to me. i don't see why apple wouldn't apply such features to future track pads!
     
  3. johannnn macrumors 65816

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    Download BetterTouchTool [http://blog.boastr.net/]
    Then add a trackpad gesture (e.g. rotate right or left) and set it to the keyboard command ⌘R

    (What I love even more is so disable four-fingler gestures left/right from the System Preferences, and then add four-finger left to go to the tab to the left, and four-finger right to go to the tab to the right. Makes tabbing surfing so much easier)
     
  4. dsprimal macrumors 6502a

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    nice, i always wished their was a gesture to surf through tabs!
     
  5. Dozerrox macrumors 6502

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    Another good one for surfing with bettertouchtool is to assign three finger click to the middle mouse button. Then you can open links in tabs with a tap.
     
  6. georgeadbb macrumors newbie

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    Oh my god this tool is exactly what i have been wishing for.
    thanks for bringing up this thread:):):)
     

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