Found a cool gesture with Lion and touchpad

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by niotio910, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. niotio910 macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2011

    I'm not sure if this was already mentioned somewhere. I found a cool gesture with the touchpad and lion (not sure if it also works with Snow Leopard):

    One finger:
    swipe from top left corner to bottom right corner -> turn off the screen
    swipe a reversed direction to turn it on back again

    Hope it helps
  2. Simplicated macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    I think you have turned on the bottom right screen corner for Display Sleep. The settings is found in System Preferences -> Mission Control -> Hot Corners.
  3. niotio910 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2011
    Yeah ok, indeed! I set the screen to sleep in the bottom right corner. My question is why the screen doesn't sleep when I press the bottom right corner, but only does when I swipe?
  4. gyorpb macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2011
    The screen corner is the hot corner, not the corner of the track pad.

  5. Patrick J macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

    Mar 12, 2009
    Oporto, Portugal
    I have this set up for another corner. I started using it when I used a Macbook Air, as I could not use the keyboard shortcut for sleep (no eject button).

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