MBP 3 and 4 finger gesture problem and fix

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

  1. harperjones99 macrumors 6502

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    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:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2223030&tstart=0

    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

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    Vancouver, Canada
    #2
    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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