No pinch to zoom in Finder??

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by m7ammed, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. m7ammed macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2010
    Saudi Arabia
    It seems I can't pinch to zoom in finder is this a bug ? or am I missing some setting??
  2. kbmode macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    I can't find this feature in the finder preferences

    I used to be able to go to finder > preferences > advanced and set the pinch for icon size. it's gone now. :mad:

    maybe there's a way to do it from the terminal. will post here if i find a solution.
  3. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    i dont think its a bug its just gone just like when u try to zoom ur desktop
  4. spoiledbrt macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2010
    I used it a lot in Snow Leopard, now I find it missing in Lion
  5. eggimage macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    Extremely devastating and utterly disappointing!

    no more pinch to zoom in Finder or Desktop
    how in the world would apple think it'd be an AWESOME idea to eliminate this function!!!!!????? this is stupid, no better words to describe it

    and they even killed the 4finger swipe to switch apps.... had to install BetterTouchTool to get it back myself
    but no way to adjust this zooming function.......:mad:
  6. stevearm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 15, 2007
    I totally agree, I can't believe this functionality has gone missing! wtf Apple :mad:

    Will there be a terminal fix or could BetterTouchTool add pinch to zoom in Finder in a future update?
  7. m7ammed thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2010
    Saudi Arabia
  8. borisiii macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2010
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    I actually applaud the removal of this feature. Not once in 22 months of multi-touch Mac ownership did I find a time when it would have been useful, and it was always frustrating to accidentally resize everything on the desktop.
  9. basher macrumors 6502


    May 27, 2011
    Glendale, AZ USA
    I agree with ya. Pinch to zoom on the finder added no usefulness for me.
  10. Jagardn macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2011
    No kidding. I'd go to a finder window and my icon would magically either shrink to nothing or expand to where they could be seen from the moon.
  11. stevearm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 15, 2007
    I hear a few people complaining that they activated pinch to zoom in Finder by accident... HTF do you trigger it by 'accident'? Try not sticking two fingers on your trackpad and pinching in and out, not difficult.
  12. CodeBreaker macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2010
    Sea of Tranquility
    The only way to increase icon size now is by using the slider in the status bar.
    It at least should had had a keyboard shortcut (like ctrl=/cmd=) so we could had added it in BTT.
  13. r2fa3l macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2010
    Is there any UPDATE on this? It was a really useful feature for me.

    If anyone could help, I'd really appreciate it

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