Is anyone else getting frustrated by the new gestures?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by helloimD4NNY, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. helloimD4NNY macrumors regular

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    Mainly the spread thumb and three fingers to show desktop gesture? Why is this not switchable to the old four fingers up? What're the chances that Apple will let us switch this in the final release?
     
  2. Cinder6 macrumors 6502

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    None. For all intents and purposes, this is the final release. Which is unfortunate, because the old gesture was easier, even if this one makes more sense from a visual perspective.
     
  3. helloimD4NNY thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think i'm gonna break something. These new gestures are horrible. :(
     
  4. freedevil macrumors 6502a

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    Bettertouchtool alpha version is your friend.
     
  5. Lord Appleseed macrumors 6502a

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    I just tried that gesture and was able to repeat it 5 times without mistake. I don't get whats so horrible about it.
     
  6. Cinder6 macrumors 6502

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    What's wrong with the other ones?

    I just tried the expand one on a magic trackpad, and it's easier than on the Macbook.
     
  7. Brammy macrumors 65816

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    The only one so far I've found awkward is the Launchpad one.
     
  8. helloimD4NNY thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's awkward. Especially when you're laying down and using your MacBook.
     
  9. ajvizzgamer101 macrumors 65816

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    From the gestures Magic Mouse can do... I have been happy with them.
     
  10. WiBu macrumors member

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    I haven't touched Lion yet, but I imagine I will just completely gut out the gestores and make my own using BetterTouchTool, just like I did with SL.
     
  11. baryon macrumors 68040

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    Can't you just put four fingers on the trackpad and spread them slightly? No need to use your thumb! Maybe even spreading just one or two fingers is enough for it to understand, as long as you have 4 fingers touching the trackpad. They don't all have to move and one doesn't have to be your thumb.
     
  12. helloimD4NNY thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've tried. I got it once out of the 20ish failed attempts. I'd rather do the thumb + 3 thing.
     
  13. torana355 macrumors 68020

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    BetterTouchTool is an absolute must for both the Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad. Like someone else already said i turned off ALL gestures in the apple preferences and made my own with BTT, its a pity Apple are such control freaks and force us to use gestures they see fit.....
     

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