Swipe to change tabs in Safari?

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  1. GorillaCookie macrumors newbie

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    It is possible to flip between tabs in Safari with a swipe, using Lion?
     
  2. Jaden10 macrumors member

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    You can use BetterTouchTool to set one up. I set up a TipTap because custom swipes don't get along with Apple's gestures too well.
     
  3. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

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    This. I tried to set up a swipe gesture to switch tabs but I couldn't find one that either wasn't already being used by Apple or a little awkward (5 finger swipe). I set it up using TipTap as well.
     
  4. lotones macrumors regular

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    Same here. I set trackpad gestures to 4 fingers for desktop switching, mission control, and exposé, then set BTT for three finger tap to open links in new tabs, and 3 fingers swipe up and down to move between tabs.

    BTT rocks.
     
  5. Tux Kapono macrumors member

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  6. jive turkey macrumors 6502

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    It is available. He hasn't updated what it says on the downloads page, but if you read his postings he is talking about using it with Lion. Many of us are using BTT on Lion now.
     
  7. GorillaCookie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm running it BTT right now, but can't quite figure out how to set it up. I can select the gesture I want, but can't figure out how to assign that gesture to an action (in this case, skip to next tab).
     
  8. singhjeet29 macrumors regular

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    cmd+shift+] (or [ ) switches between tabs in Safari, so you could set up the gesture to that action and it should work.
     
  9. SuperMatt macrumors 6502

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    cmd+shift+arrow key also does the trick, and it's closer to the trackpad on my MBP, so I use that. I'd love to have a gesture to switch between tabs though. I actually switch tabs more than I use the forward and back on my browser, so the 2-finger swipe would be great as an option for tab switching.
     
  10. volcom883 macrumors regular

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    is it possible to assign my mac a command like "ALT + right arrow" to switch between tabs in safari?
     
  11. 3bs macrumors 603

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    I use 4 finger tap in safari to switch between tabs. Doesn't seem to interfere with any gestures and is easy enough
     
  12. 3bs macrumors 603

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    You can use control + tab. You'll get used to it after some time
     
  13. volcom883 macrumors regular

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    4 finger tap to switch between safari tabs? have you installed an app for that?

    btw "ctrl + tab" does a good job!
     
  14. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

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    I'm loving everything in Lion, but does anyone share my sentiment that the two-finger left/right swiping in Safari should be to move between tabs and not navigate backwards?
     
  15. volcom883 macrumors regular

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    its possible to switch back to the three finger page back and forward in safari and finder. go to gestures find select 3 finger from the drop down menu
     
  16. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

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    I meant I'd prefer if the gesture switched between tabs, rather than move forward/backward in the tab's browsing history. :)
     

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