Refurbished MBA Rev A on Apple site has 4-fingers?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by freelancier, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. freelancier macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2008
    if i remember correctly the 4 finger swipe function came out AFTER the 1st generation MBA. But when i looked at the refurbished ones on sale now on Apple site, it's unclear if it includes the 4 fingers or not, or just the previous generation the two finger swipe...

    Help! THANK YOU
  2. econoline06 macrumors 6502


    Aug 20, 2008
    Yep, I bought one of these machines. I'm not sure about 4 finger (whats that supposed to do?) but it has the 3 fingers for forward/back.

    Oops, my post is kinda useless, sorry! Would delete if I could.
  3. RayK macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2005
    It's not there by default. You have to hack it in. Works great on them though. Search the fourms or google for four finger gestures and rev a. You should find it quickly. Just make sure to follow the steps exactly. Happy airing.
  4. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    Yeah I just did the mod about an hour ago. Very easy with no issues.

    Odd that this is not in an update. I'ts not like it's a radical hack.
  5. fyrefly macrumors 6502a

    Jun 27, 2004
  6. LinMac macrumors 65816

    Oct 28, 2007
    It is supported by the hardware, but the software doesn't support it without a "hack". The hack isn't really much of a hack though as much as it is editing a few files. It is very simple to do and works like a charm. ;)
  7. freelancier thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2008
    Thank you all!
    I didn't even know what i was asking about.

    All I meant was the 3 fingers back and forth....i totally forgot the 4 finger one, what does that do??
  8. pellets007 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 28, 2009
    New York
    Activates Expose; hides all the windows.
  9. janph76 macrumors member


    Oct 27, 2007
    It made my life so much easier!! I love the four fingers gestures
  10. freelancier thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2008
  11. SummerBoy macrumors regular


    Dec 19, 2008
    Why don't you try it yourself?
  12. wkw macrumors 6502


    Mar 23, 2004
    Eugene, OR
    I "hacked" my rev. A and now have 4 finger swipe. I love it but it would be nice to be able to customize the functions. I rarely need to hide all the windows as I don't keep things on my desktop.
  13. fyrefly macrumors 6502a

    Jun 27, 2004
    Nope. The Multitouch trackpads were only introduced on the MBA and the Early 08 MBPs.

    Best the 12"er can do is the two-finger scroll. It's a hardware limitation.

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