I am not liking Lion!

jinxednuance

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Feb 6, 2011
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I am hating the new gestures. Got it for a few hours and finding it really annoying.

Especially the fact that every time I use my 3 fingers to go left on a browser (back a page) I see the dashboard!

Is there a way to reverse this whole thing?!

Oh and the whole scrolling up and down opposite thing is ANNOYING.

I HAVE A COMPUTER DAMNIT NOT AN IPAD!
 

A01

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Feb 26, 2011
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Many (if not all) the new gestures can be disabled in the trackpad menu in system preferences. You should be able to solve most of your issues there.
 

rogermbp13

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May 3, 2011
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go to System preferences --> track pad --> scroll & zoom --> uncheck scroll direction: Natural

hope that helps

some people like the idea of the "natural" way of scrolling , i tried using it , i am just more comfortable with the old way of doing it.

the 3 finger swipe? you mean 4 finger?
 

LoganT

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Jan 9, 2007
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You're supposed to use two fingers now for going back and forth between web pages.
 

jinxednuance

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Feb 6, 2011
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thanks guys! much better but still not being able to figure out how to get the softwares open when I do 4 fingers down... now i get nothing
 

rogermbp13

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May 3, 2011
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Doesn't work. Tried it.


hmmm i know this may sound little bit ignorant of me but try rebooting the system. Once you are back in , surf the web then try the 2 finger swipe. The 4 finger swipe is to change between desktops, so if you have 1 desktop open the only one that you will be able to swipe to is dashboard.
 

Brammy

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Sep 17, 2008
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I recommend giving the "Natural" scrolling a few days before abandoning it. My first response was it was a heretic and should be burned, but after few days I liked it.
 

RedRaven571

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Mar 13, 2009
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I am hating the new gestures. Got it for a few hours and finding it really annoying.

Especially the fact that every time I use my 3 fingers to go left on a browser (back a page) I see the dashboard!

Is there a way to reverse this whole thing?!

Oh and the whole scrolling up and down opposite thing is ANNOYING.

I HAVE A COMPUTER DAMNIT NOT AN IPAD!
I don't like brussel sprouts, therefore, I don't buy them or eat them....

If you find it not to your liking, there's this really cool OS called Snow Leopard :D

Honestly, I didn't know if I was going to like it but I'm giving it a chance; System Prefs > Trackpad lets you change a few things including inverse scrolling (first thing I did).
 

stuartmack1974

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swansea, wales, uk
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You can swipe back and forth in safari but not in chrome anymore which is still the superior browser.

I'm out having a beer with mates and Lion is still doing my head in!!!!
 

strang

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Sep 2, 2009
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Am I the only person who likes the new gestures?

2 fingers flick to go forward and back is ok. Just remember it's no longer 3 fingers.

3 fingers to drag is great! I always thought dragging on the trackpad could be better.

When I enable 3 fingers to drag, it also makes Missions Control and Swipe between full-screen apps 4 fingers instead of 3. That disables the accidental Dashboard switch when I actually meant to go back a page.

The only gestured I disabled is App Expose. Figured now that I have Mission Control, Expose at the application level is kind of redundant.

Then again, I also play video games with invert Y-axis.

Some people just relate to the new natural scrolling better than others.
 

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