How to disable gestures on Macbook Pro trackpad?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NJRonbo, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    Just got my 17" Macbook Pro about two weeks ago.

    At first, I really loved doing gestures on the trackpad.

    Now, I find it a nightmare.

    It is so easy to move my finger the wrong way and accidentally
    resize the page. I will be in the middle of surfing or even typing
    a message and if my finger is not completely curved, I will throw
    the trackpad into gesture mode and my screen goes into multiple
    resizes.

    I found no way to turn the gestures off under PREFERENCES -> TRACKPAD.

    Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for the assistance.
     
  2. NikFinn macrumors 6502a

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    I just got my 13" MBP and I noticed that I was resizing pages too, but it was only because where I use to rest my left thumb on my old laptop is now part of the trackpad.
     
  3. redshovel macrumors 6502

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    I have done this a few times to for the same reason. Will get used to it but. However one thing I am finding impossible is using goggle maps with the track pad - I always end up plugging it a mouse for that.
     
  4. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So I am guessing for the most part that gestures cannot be
    turned off.

    I don't like that feature anymore. Very annoying.
     
  5. redshovel macrumors 6502

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    Another thread dealt with this problem. One solution is listed and appears to work http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=589218
     
  6. macproguy77 macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem..
    If you switch to firefox as your browser, you can turn off just that gesture in the firefox settings.

    about:config.
     
  7. isaaclimdc macrumors 6502

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    Hmm.... to me it's a matter of getting used to it..
     
  8. t3heford macrumors member

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    So far in snow leopard you can disable whichever gestures you want.
     

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