Magic Trackpad: How do I go back and forward in Lion?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by yustas, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. yustas macrumors regular

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    I know it is probably a dumb question, but I am newbie, so here is what I cannot figure out. In OS X, using the Magic Trackpad, swiping two fingers to the left or to the right, would bring me back or forward to the pages I have already visited. It works in Safari, but doing it in the iTunes or the Appstore does not seem to work anymore.

    For example, I opened iTunes, clicked on some stuff in it and want to go back to a page I have already visited, when I swipe with two fingers to the left, I get the left, nothing happens, if I swipe with three fingers to he left, I get a different screen with a calculator, the clock and the weather. What am I missing?
     
  2. themoffster macrumors regular

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    it only works in some applications, not everything.
     
  3. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

    Mr. Buzzcut

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    Try four fingers. At least to go back. I'm not sure why they didn't make it the same between apps for continuity.

    Caveat - you may not have the same system prefs as I do.
     
  4. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    I use 4 finger swipe to move back and forward pages when surfing in chrome. Not sure if this applies to other programs though.
     
  5. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Download Chrome Canary and you can use the two finger swipe (sideways) to go back and fwd between web pages.
     

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