Hover dictionary

Discussion in 'macOS' started by norcalstadium, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. norcalstadium macrumors member

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    I'm running OSX Snow Leopard (10.6.8) and am wondering how I can customize the multi touch features.

    I heard that Lion has a feature where three finger tap gives the definition of the highlighted word (ala the same feature as cntl+cmmd+d hover dictionary).

    Looking at the Trackpad System Preferences, there is a two finger tap for a right click, but there aren't any three finger tap options, only a three finger swipe option. Presumably, there is a way I can add a three finger tap option to Snow Leopard without switching to Lion.

    How can I add a setting for three finger tap to cause cntl-cmmd-d functionality?
     

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  2. norcalstadium thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks Drew!

    Any other suggestions?
     
  3. Drew017 macrumors 65816

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    magic prefs is another free app that lets you customize multitouch gestures...
     
  4. norcalstadium thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for posting such useful applications!

    Does anybody else have any other methods to add touch pad shortcuts, especially by using an Apple endorsed method?
     
  5. norcalstadium, Jun 20, 2012
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    norcalstadium thread starter macrumors member

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    Hover dictionary substitute

    Turns out that both BetterTouchTool and MagicPrefs are for Mac OS X 10.7 and later.

    Does anybody have any suggestions for custom trackpad shortcuts for OS 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard)?

    Edit: I'm looking for a trackpad shortcut where three finger tap = cmmd+cntl+d
     
  6. Drew017 macrumors 65816

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  7. balamw Moderator

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    The only Apple endorsed method is to run Lion. Is there any reason you have to stay on 10.6 if this feature is that important to you?

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  8. norcalstadium thread starter macrumors member

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    There must be another way to make a shortcut for three finger tap on OS X 10.6, especially because there's already three and four finger swipe features. Snow Leopard has almost all the features I desire in an operating system so I don't see any need to upgrade, though the three finger tap gesture built-in to OS X 10.7 is appealing. While there are numerous features of Lion that seem useful, I don't see the need to upgrade my MBP to a whole new operating system with 200+ more features when I mainly only want to use one of those features (i.e. more custom trackpad gestures).
     

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