Reverse four finger swipe

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by farabeck, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. farabeck macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2012

    Just got a new MBA and I am trying to find out a way to change the stock four finger swipe from what it is now. Currently, if i swipe from right to left, the screen slides off to the right side of the screen. I want it to go to the left side of the screen when I do the four finger swipe from right to left.

    I read about changing other items but could not figure out a way to change this particular setting.

    If anyone has a way, please let me know. It's driving me nuts because it is exactly opposite of how my ipad swipes so my muscle memory is going crazy trying to re-learn stuff.

    Thanks for the help.
  2. snowman1 macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2010
    You can reverse the direction by going to
    System Preferences > Trackpad > under Scroll & Zoom, check the "Scroll direction: natural" box.
  3. LittleCanonKid macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2008
    That only changes two-finger scrolling, OP is asking for a change in the way multi-finger gestures work.

    I actually have the same problem, but I'm under the impression you can't modify the gestures like that. I think we're out of luck. :(
  4. snowman1 macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2010
    Really? When I uncheck/check that box, it changes the direction that I need to swipe in order to move from space to space. I'm pretty sure that box is global for scrolling and space-switching.
  5. farabeck thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2012
    kind of worked

    That did what I wanted to do actually...I felt like I was going crazy going the opposite way than the iPad. Thanks a lot!
  6. ahog macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2012

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