OS X Lion New Gestures Not Working

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Will-Evo, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Will-Evo macrumors newbie

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    Hey All,


    I have a 2007 MBP that I recently upgraded to OS X Lion and am already having some issues. I noticed after the install that none of the new two finger or three finger gestures work at all for me. I checked system preferences>trackpad but there didn't seem to be any new setting in there. Of course launchpad and mission control appear on my dock but I can't gesture to them. I am wondering maybe since my trackpad still has a button below it that the new gestures are not supported? I don't know and I am stumped so any help would be appreciated!:)

    -Will
     
  2. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

    iVeBeenDrinkin'

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    I believe it states on Apple's websites that these gestures aren't supported on your Mac.
     
  3. Will-Evo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The site says for the gestures to work you need "requires a Multi-Touch trackpad, Magic Trackpad, or Magic Mouse.". I have a Multi-Touch trackpad, I use two finger gestures regularly.:confused:

    -Will
     
  4. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

    iVeBeenDrinkin'

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    You're right, I just re-read that. Have you tried a clean install?
     
  5. Macjames macrumors 6502a

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    No, using two fingers to scroll is not the same as multitouch. Your trackpad is not a multitouch pad.
     
  6. Macjames macrumors 6502a

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    I believe it was 2008's MBP that introduced multitouch to the line, sorry.
     

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