How to disable gestures on Macbook Pro trackpad?

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

  1. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007
    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

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

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


    Jun 22, 2009
    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 6502a


    Nov 19, 2007
    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

    Jan 10, 2007
    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 6502a


    Nov 19, 2007
    Another thread dealt with this problem. One solution is listed and appears to work
  6. macproguy77 macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2009
    I had the same problem..
    If you switch to firefox as your browser, you can turn off just that gesture in the firefox settings.

  7. isaaclimdc macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Hmm.... to me it's a matter of getting used to it..
  8. t3heford macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2009
    So far in snow leopard you can disable whichever gestures you want.

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