Gestures in finder

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by mrderisory, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. mrderisory macrumors member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Did apple remove gestures from the finder and desktop? I can no longer pinch/expand my fingers. Also within the finder I can no longer swipe to go to the previous folder.
  2. WesCole macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2010
    Same problem here. In fact, the only app I have tried that utilizes the new two-finger swipe for back/forward is Safari...
  3. ConnYoungy macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2010
    If you set wiping to TWO fingers, you can use gestures in the finder like back/forward, it will also work in safari/iCal etc. but the pages won't animate as they move

    If you set it to THREE fingers, it won't work in finder, but the pages in safari etc. with "slide" out of view.

    Seems really inconsistent to me
  4. imofean macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2008
    Using 2 fingers , but swipe doesn't work in finder. :(
  5. phutch3 macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2011
    Hold option while swiping using the two finger swipe in Safari. Wish I could say the same about Finder. Definitely a little bit of inconsistency with that.

    Or if you're using a Magic Mouse, a one finger left or right swipe will do the trick.
  6. CapnJackGig macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2011
    This is wrong. If you set wiping to THREE fingers it will work in Finder, Safari, iTunes, Chrome etc without animations. If you set it to two fingers, it only works in Safari (with animations). There's an option to set it to two AND three fingers so you can have both active at the same time. Really stupid UI decision to not make everything work with two.
  7. Reaktor5 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2007
    New Hampshire, USA
    BetterTouchTool. Fixes most of my gesture woes. :)

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