Four-Finger Swipe for Spaces

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by yanathin, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. yanathin macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2006
    I just got the new MacBook (love it!), and the new finger gestures are pretty cool. Expose works really well, but I'm not too fond about the four finger left/right gestures. I have spaces set up, and I'd rather use the four finger gestures for left and right swipes to switch between spaces. I can't find a way to do this in the system prefs - is there some type of work-around to getting this to work?
  2. bobsakamano macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2008
    Interested in the same question. Seems a waste to have both left and right go to the APPLE/TAB app switcher. I'd like it to cycle through tabs in Safari, bring up the dashboard, etc.

    Anyone know of a way to change this?
  3. dcorban macrumors 6502a


    Oct 29, 2007
    The four-finger gestures are currently hard coded.

    Maybe in 10.5.6? Maybe 10.6?
  4. RasmusM macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2008
    Swiping between spaces

    Hi guys

    I just found this thread through a Google search. It didn't provide a solution, but another site did. As a service to other users who may land here, I'd like to share the solution:

    1. Download BetterTouchTool
    2. In System Preferences > Trackpad: Set a keyboard shortcut for switching spaces (ie. ^ + [arrow key])
    3. Configure BTT to translate certain swipes to those keyboard shortcuts (ie. four finger swipe left = ^ + [left arrow], four finger swipe right = ^ + [right arrow] and so forth)

    This is the site, where I found the solution:
  5. AdamCole macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    Oh this is just simple isn't it?

    And I love macs.
  6. JFMAC77 macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2011

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