Is there 3- and 4-finger swipes/gestures?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by BeachChair, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. BeachChair macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2008
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Seems like it could be useful on that big touch surface.
  2. mpuck972 macrumors 6502


    Aug 31, 2007
    Nope, no gestures other then pinch to zoom, pan, scroll. Such a big missed opportunity. Why not even a swipe to back when on a webpage!
  3. BeachChair thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2008
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    lol that is strange. I always thought 2, 3 and 4 finger gestures was the standout feature on my macbook

    Maybe they are saving 4 finger swipe for the multitasking to come later
  4. mottdog macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2009
    I'm missing not having the swipe features on this also. I guess we'll have to live with it for awhile.
  5. ndriver182 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007
    Funny that you guys should mention the multi finger gestures. Just out of habbit with my MacBook pro I made attempts at using multi finger swipes for moving forward and backwards on web pages, but obviously nothing happened. It would definitely be nice if they were to add this feature later.
  6. malnar macrumors 6502a


    Aug 20, 2008
    It's not just me then - thought maybe I was losing it. (But I also absent-mindedly try gestures on my crappy mouse on my Dell at work, too. Hard to break a handy habit.) I kept looking at webpages and trying to swipe back to no avail. It's a little odd that they've implemented at least the finger-swipe back gesture in iBooks but not anywhere else. It would obviously have to be different in other apps, since one finger would move things, but I think most people would get it. I hope it is being added in 4.0 - maybe it's not in 3.2 just to make iBooks stand out in particular and show what gestures really can do.

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