RESOLVED: Forward/Back in Finder, Chrome & Firefox

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  1. Orlandoech, Jul 21, 2011
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    Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Im on a MBP and I have BTT installed but not configured what so ever. Im not sure if this is by design or a bug;


    Go in the System Preferences > Trackpad > More Gesture, you have to have "Swipe Between Pages" set to either "swipe left or right with three fingers" or "swipe left or right with two or three fingers" selected to be able to go BACK/FORWARD in Finder, Chrome or Firefox.

    HOWEVER

    If you then activate "Three Finger Drag" in POINT & CLICK settings then "Swipe Between Pages" will revert back to "scroll left or right with two fingers" which doesn't allow Finder, FF or Chrome to be able to go BACK/FORWARD.


    LONG STORY SHORT


    Leave "Three Finger Drag" off and set "Swipe Between Pages" set to either "swipe left or right with three fingers" or "swipe left or right with two or three fingers"


    UPDATE 07.21.11-11:59am

    If you want the old style Double Tap to Drag back follow these steps;

    System Preferences > Universal Access >Mouse & Trackpad > Trackpad Options

    *Check the "Dragging" box and select "with Drag Lock"

    *See the 3rd screenshot
     

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  2. Alveezy macrumors regular

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    hopefully it's a bug. i'd like to have those 2 features to work at the same time. i like dragging with 3 fingers because it gives you more control and precision unlike the awkward double-tap to drag(a little jumpy for me).
     
  3. Orlandoech thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I agree
     
  4. CapnJackGig macrumors 6502a

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    Or Apple could have just made all their apps work with 2 finger swipes like an intelligent designer. Seriously, what the hell is the thinking behind defaulting your OS to use a method that only one app can use? Just really dumb design, which appears to be a theme with this OS release.
     
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  6. littlesmegger macrumors newbie

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    Also, if you can swipe with two fingers, then this feature should be possible in older MacBook designs.

    It's at times like this where it's pretty obvious Apple leave some features out of older models as punishment for not upgrading every 12 months...
     
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  9. swedefish macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know if there is a fix that also works for Magic Mouse?
     
  10. Orlandoech thread starter macrumors 68040

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    As soon as I get home Im a test things wity my Magic Mouse.
     
  11. swedefish macrumors 6502

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    Cool. Look forward to reading your thoughts/findings.
     
  12. Orlandoech thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Unfortunately this wont be for another 6.5 hrs lol :(
     
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    Yes, I'm finding that with the 2-finger only gesture capability of my older MBP that I can't get the full benefit of Lion. Oh well...
     
  14. Orlandoech thread starter macrumors 68040

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    UPDATE 07.21.11-11:59am

    If you want the old style Double Tap to Drag back follow these steps;

    System Preferences > Universal Access >Mouse & Trackpad > Trackpad Options

    Check the "Dragging" box and select "with Drag Lock"
     

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  15. BeachChair macrumors 6502a

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    Thank god. Now, how to get back three finger swipe up and down.
     
  16. silentj macrumors newbie

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    use bettertouchttool set the three fingers up/down to home/end
     
  17. Orlandoech thread starter macrumors 68040

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    The "two finger swipe left and right" works fine on my Magic Mouse to go BACK/FORWARD in both FireFox and Finder.

    Here are my posted Trackpad and mouse settings in screenshots.


    HOWEVER

    I did notice if you have "Swipe Between Pages" set to "Scroll left or right with one finger" that it the FORWARD/BACK swipe gesture in Firefox and Finder stop working.

    I then set BTT to go HOME and END with "two finger swipe down and up" within Firefox so I dont have to hit the HOME and END keys on my keyboard.
     

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  18. Orlandoech thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Here are my BTT Firefox app specific settings;
     

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  19. svkrzn macrumors regular

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    What if my finder swipe left/right with 3 fingers is not working until i swipe up/down. I mean, if i open finder and swipe left or right, nothing happens. If i swipe once up or down, it enables left/right swiping. Is this bugged?
     
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  21. jbrucato macrumors member

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    If you change to the 3 finger swipe, does the animation go away for you guys in Safari? What I mean by animation is when you're going forward/backward through pages and the page kind of slides off of the screen. Mine goes away when I switch it from two fingers to three.

    Personally, I think I'd rather have directory swiping than an animation in Safari.
     
  22. svkrzn macrumors regular

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    if you change to 2 or 3 fingers, the swipe animation with 2 fingers in safari keeps working.
     
  23. bLink-404 macrumors member

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    Thanks for the tip! Only annoying thing is that the swipes are "inverted" (like on previous OS's), unlike the other back/forward swipes in Safari and Spaces. The inconsistency in this aspect of Lion is quite surprising...
     

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