Multitouch in Lion - Annoying

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by iseethruyou, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. iseethruyou macrumors newbie

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    So I just downloaded lion and installed it. To be honest it is not much different from SL, but there are some changes they made to multi touch that are very annoying:

    1. On SL I had it set up so a 4 finger down sweep would display all my open windows/programs. Mission control seems like lions version of this but the only way I can set is to swipe up with three fingers. Has anyone found a way to change it so I can use mission control with a four finger swipe up?

    2. On SL, while browsing I could use a three finger swipe back to go back a webpage and a 3 finger swipe to go forward. Can't find this option in Lion - has anyone seen it?

    If I cant find any solution to this i am going back to SL because the pros of lion dont out weigh the above cons.
     
  2. iseethruyou thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. John Mang macrumors member

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    System prefs, trackpad -> More gestures. Change it to Four finger up for mission control
     
  4. pr002i, Jul 20, 2011
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    pr002i macrumors newbie

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    How!?! I'm desperately trying to restore my 3 finger 'back' and 'forward' gestures.

    Thanks for any tips...

    [EDIT]
    Figured it out...at least somewhat. It is now working, that much is for sure.

    I opened up chrome (my usual browser) and swiping forward/back wasn't working. So I opened up system preferences *and* safari. In the trackpad settings, under "more gestures", I changed the "swipe between pages" from 3 fingers to 4, then used some swiping forward/back in safari. Then I changed it back to 3 fingers, swiped forward/back in safari, and now it works to swipe foward/back in chrome.

    Hope that helps.
     
  5. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    Humm..swiping up is nowhere near as easy as swiping down, thats for sure
     
  6. Mikegs macrumors regular

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    Too bad "show desktop" can't be customized. I find that gesture akward and would like to make it three or four finders down, but can't do it
     
  7. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    Download BetterTouchTool and edit it with your own preference. But remember to disable the settings under TrackPad in System Prefs first!
     
  8. cloroxbleach4 macrumors 6502a

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    Could you elaborate on how you solved this? I use firefox as my default brower.
     
  9. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    I have my prefs set like these and three finger back/forward works for me in Firefox.
     

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