OSX Lion Multitouch not working

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Twisster76, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. Twisster76 macrumors newbie

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    I upgraded to Lion last night but none of the Multitouch features work. I'm running a white MacBook 13 inch (Mid 2009) 2.13 GHz Core 2 Duo with 2GB RAM. The swipe for mission control doesn't do anything, the swipe for switching apps, nothing, pinch to zoom, nothing.

    Has anyone had a similar experiece? I've tried googling, but I don't see any body reporting much of any problems aside from booting issues.

    I don't recall reading anything prior to upgrading that said some models would not be compatible with the multi-touch, and feel like I wasted $30 if I don't get those features.

    Any help, input would be appreciated. I'm a former Mac SysAdmin, but that was a while ago and I'm admittably rusty. 6+ years in the Wintel world will do that to you.

    Thanks
     
  2. gencode macrumors newbie

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    Same problem, is it supported on Macbook 13?


     
  3. bushido Suspended

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    happened to me just now for the first time. i signed back into my account and it worked again
     
  4. Kashchei macrumors 65816

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    I have a mid-2009 mini and I can't get the three-fingered gesture for mission control to work. All the other gestures, however, work fine. Does anyone know of any fixes?
     
  5. bp1000 macrumors 65816

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    Same here, pinch zoom not working, but 2 finger tap will still auto zoom.
     
  6. Twisster76 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. Kashchei macrumors 65816

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    This trick just worked for me; I hope it works for all of you as well. I was unable to move between full-screen apps using the sideways four-fingered swipe. I just went to the system preferences, selected my trackpad, and reset that particular gesture to a three-fingered one. Now the gesture worked as it should have. I then reset it back to a four-fingered gesture and it worked as well. If you are having phantom problems with mission control gestures that don't work, you might try this little trick before tossing in the towel.
     

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