MBP 3 and 4 finger gesture problem and fix

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by harperjones99, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. harperjones99 macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2009
    Today out of the blue in mid use (no restarts, updates or changes) my 3 and 4 finger gestures stopped working. Google led me to this thread:


    Seems several people had this problem and there are two solutions posted in that thread. The one I tried first, and it worked, was to create a new user account and switch to it. The gestures worked fine in that account so I tried my original account again and all was good. I deleted the new account and things are still back to normal so far. Weird.
  2. kockgunner macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    I noticed this after 10.6.2. It usually stops working after a restart after which I must repair permissions. Sometimes the fix will stay, but sometimes it's only good until the next restart where I have to repair permissions again. I'm probably going to reinstall OS X after exams are don. Since my computer is slowing down in general :(

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