Safari 4 Trackpad Gestures

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  1. Cattywampus_ macrumors 6502

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    Hi there,

    Does anyone know if I can add gestures to Safari? I would like to get it to move to the next tab with a rotate gesture.

    This feature is coming in Firefox 3.5 - wondered if it were possible in Safari 4.0?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jonathan_W macrumors member

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  3. bogdanw macrumors newbie

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    Unknown feature

    When I press the ball of my mighty mouse in Firefox two arrows appear (up and down) and I can navigate faster to the top or the bottom of the page. When I press the ball in Safari nothing happens.
    Any ideas?
     
  4. clevin macrumors G3

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    the arrow is shown for up and down, but actually you can move left and right as well.

    This remind me I need to submit a bug report to mozilla, it should tell users that. up and down arrow does not reflect the complete function.
     
  5. Cattywampus_ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah found Multiclutch - works ok but don't think its been updated properly to work with OSX 10.5.6 / Safari 4.0. Configuring it only works properly the first time after installing. After that you have to enter key numbers for combinations (i.e. 55,56,24 etc).
     
  6. stownsend3 macrumors member

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    MultiClutch is definitely the way to go. I use it on my MBA. For Safari I use these gestures:

    Three-Finger Swipe Up --> New Tab
    Three-Finger Swipe Down --> Close Tab
    Three-Finger Swipe Left --> Back
    Three-Finger Swipe Right --> Forward

    Also, customized the toolbar to take off forward / back arrows. Now when I use on my desktop it feels weird to not use gestures.
     
  7. stownsend3 macrumors member

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    I haven't experienced any of those issues. I'm running 10.5.6 and Safari 4 Beta. I just had to cancel Safari gestures, then reapply using a link directly to Safari 4. I have also removed Safari 3... you may want to try that.
     
  8. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    have you had any problems with multiclutch... i have heard mixed reviews...
     
  9. clevin macrumors G3

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    oh, my bad, its not a bug after all, it will have all the arrows when needed.
     

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  10. stownsend3 macrumors member

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    None at all. I don't use the global settings (other than three-finger swipe down --> close window). Other things in Safari are rotate right / left to switch right / left in tabs... Office applications i use UP --> save, DOWN --> quit, ROTATE RIGHT --> Print.

    Sometimes finder won't register gestures, but I have no complaints.
     
  11. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    very cool!! thanks for the info... i haven't heard much about the actual program here on MR until recently
     
  12. bogdanw macrumors newbie

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    What about Safari?

    Well, glad you clarified that.
    What about Safari?
     
  13. clevin macrumors G3

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    you might need to file a bug report to apple for that.
     
  14. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    The best Multi-Touch gestures for Safari are the standard three fingers left/right to go forward/back and using three fingers up/down to switch between tabs. This makes browsing so so easy... I start sweating when I have to browse on a PC.
     
  15. clevin macrumors G3

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    thats basic, op was asking for more.

    if you dont know pc, you can tap left Conner of trackpad to go back/forward
     

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