How to get Expose in Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Ckar, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. Ckar macrumors member

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    I recently got a second-hand Apple computer and the maximum operating system that can be installed is Lion. I miss the gesture where I swipe up with 3 fingers on the trackpad and all the currently open windows show up. I think the feature is called Expose. Is there a way to get it on Lion?
     
  2. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    Expose was removed from Lion and Mission Control was added.

    However you can get it to show all windows within a specific application by enabling the gesture in trackpad/enabling the keyboard shortcut.

    Expose as known before Lion though was replaced.
     
  3. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I think the Default is now a 4 finger swipe.

    You can change it back to 3 fingers under the "trackpad" option in System preferences.
     
  4. Ckar, Jun 26, 2014
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    I can't find what you mean. I figured out how to get expose by using keyboard shortcuts but I would still prefer using the 3 finger swipe, it doesn't seem like Lion has it. Take a look.
     
  5. noisycats macrumors 6502a

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    Look under mouse/trackpad settings

    Edit: I see you did. Maybe it's not there? But I do believe I've used an expose like function ever since it was first introduced. But on second thought, I never used lion and went straight from Snow Leopard to Mountain lion.
     
  6. Ckar thread starter macrumors member

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    You mean to tell me Apple didn't have gestures until recently? Wow. Using older version of Mac OS X must have been hell, no wonder Apple users always get bashed all the time. Back then Mac OS X was such a backwater OS.
     
  7. AnonMac50 macrumors 65816

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    I believe swiping down on the trackpad (3 fingers or 4 fingers, depending on your setting), should achieve a close enough result.
     
  8. Ckar thread starter macrumors member

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    Did you read the thread? That doesn't work.

    Is there 3rd party support for the 3 finger gesture in Lion?
     
  9. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    What model of Mac is it ?

    Does it have a "Multi-touch" trackpad ?

    Lion being the maximum OS, I would say : no.

    For example, if it's a 2007 White Macbook, it does not have a Multi-touch trackpad ---> no three fingers gestures.
     
  10. Ckar, Jun 28, 2014
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    It is the Mid-2007 MacBook. If it doesn't have multi-touch then it is such a shame cause it is such a good laptop.
     
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  12. Ckar, Jun 28, 2014
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    If the multi-touch device is there, then the settings will support multi-touch, including gestures.
    The settings "magically" appear when the supported device is actually connected.

    Another option would be to add an external device that DOES offer gestures, such as a magic mouse, or magic trackpad
     

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