Pinch to enlarge icons no longer working?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by juro, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. juro macrumors member

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    Hi guys,

    I am using a Rev A MBA, and I just noticed that after the 10.5.6 update, I have lost the functionality of the pinch gesture when trying to enlarge/reduce icons — both on the desktop and finder. Still works in all other areas like photos or webpages.

    Anybody else notice this?
     
  2. NewGenAdam macrumors 6502

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    Yep I noticed it's gone. Strange.
    Perhaps they plan on implementing the gestures more elaborately in a coming version of finder.
    Who knows ^^:p
     
  3. izibo macrumors 6502

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    Personally, I'm happy it's gone! I used to accidentally enlarge or shrink icons once a week.
     
  4. Bravecat macrumors newbie

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  5. dudup macrumors regular

    dudup

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    Agreed, this happened a lot with me also. I'm thankful it's gone!
     
  6. Jerlatti macrumors newbie

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    Same here, MBA doesn't seem to enlarge the icons anymore after installing 5.6..

    By the way, why is it that you can only enlarge text in a brower (like e.g. firefox or omniweb) by cmd - shift - + and can't resize the font back to a smaller type by 'cmd shift -' .. ? Looks awquard to me. :eek:
     
  7. hodgeheg macrumors regular

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    Mine is Rev B and has also lost this behaviour. However it happened post 10.5.6, since it had 10.5.5 at purchase but this was after the release of 10.5.6 so I updated it immediately, and I remember that functionality working.
     
  8. miggitymac macrumors 6502a

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    Search the forums on this topic...I'm pretty sure this has been discussed before.

    If I remember correctly there's an option in Finder preferences where you can toggle the pinch zoom function on or off.
     
  9. panoz7 macrumors 6502a

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    Man am I glad I stumbled across this thread. This bothered me but I figured something had just broken on it's own. I hadn't even connected it to the 10.5.6 upgrade.

    Anyway, miggitymac is right... there is now an option in finder preferences. I'm so glad to have it back.
     

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  10. hodgeheg macrumors regular

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    Thanks very much!
     
  11. juro thread starter macrumors member

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    It's these sort of "discoveries" that make going to these forums so worthwhile — thanks a lot!
     
  12. coupdetat macrumors 6502

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    Wow, I just noticed this earlier today too! I thought I was losing my multi-touch skills :eek:
     

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