Swipe back/forward gesture in Finder?

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  1. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    Previously (Lion and ML) I could swipe back/forward in Finder with 2 or 3 finger gesture. In Mavericks the neither 2 nor 3 finger gestures work, making Finder navigation rather tedious. Is there any way to (re)enable the feature? Are there any 3rd party apps that allow this.

    Thanks!

    BTW, I've tried XtraFinder - the gestures don't seem to work with that, either. :(
     
  2. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Seriously.....they took this out? Hoping it's an oversight.

    -Kevin
     
  3. wellslogan macrumors newbie

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    I'm really hoping this is just an oversight- apparently it was a problem in the GM as well though so I would hope Apple is aware of it.

    In the mean time I've been using Better Touch Tool, which I have set up to use the three-finger swipe gestures in Finder only to represent the shortcuts "⌘[" and "⌘]" for back and forward, respectively.
     
  4. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    I submitted a bug report just in case.

    Hopefully it's scheduled for 10.9.1.

    -Kevin
     
  5. zombiecakes macrumors regular

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    thanks, I was also able to get back an easy way to show the desktop, the way they force it on you is extremely unreliable and awkward.

    they have lost their minds if they took away swipe-back in Finder on purpose
     
  6. vinitmenon macrumors regular

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    i could never do that with lion or mountain lion.. i could do in snow leopard i guess...
     
  7. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Yup, been working for years on both a trackpad and Magic Mouse.

    -Kevin
     
  8. Phazer macrumors member

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    How did you get it to work in Lion and Mountain Lion?
    To me it only worked in Snow Leopard
     
  9. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    I believe it was tied to the swipe between pages command. I had it set to With one or two fingers and it's always allowed me forward and back in the Finder.

    -Kevin
     
  10. zombiecakes macrumors regular

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    it worked fine in ML, it may have been an extra option in the accessibility stuff but I couldnt find anything that looked familiar in the settings, I seem to remember disabling/changing the default method of swiping pages because it never worked well
     
  11. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Nope...never had to do anything in accessibility.

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  12. madmacfan macrumors 6502

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    I've never been able to get it to work with three finger drag enabled. As soon as it's disabled, it seems to work ok. It's a bit annoying at the best of times. it shouldn't matter whether or not three finger drag is enabled for this feature to work.
     
  13. smileman macrumors member

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    any word on whether this is coming back? i miss it.
     
  14. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Maybe someone with the 10.9.1 beta can tell us?

    -Kevin
     
  15. bluesm macrumors newbie

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    Is it scheduled for 10.9.2 now ? :p Because we still wait ;)
     
  16. bluesm macrumors newbie

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    PS:

    Maybe we should file more this kind of issues.

    Apple considers duplicated issues as votes for this feature (as I heard).
     

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