Trackpad Gesture for Revealing Barren Desktop?

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  1. jason.siegel, Jul 22, 2011
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    jason.siegel macrumors 6502

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    Just switched to Lion on a new Air and I'm trying to get used to all the new gestures. Under Snow Leopard, I would regularly drag a file with my thumb and then gesture up with four fingers to reveal a barren desktop, onto which I could drop the file. I can't seem to figure out how to do that, anymore.

    By default, the four-fingers-up gesture brings up Mission Control. I can make that a three-fingers-up gesture instead, but then four-fingers-up is unassigned. How do I bring back my old behavior?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Cinder6 macrumors 6502

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    You can't. You can, however, do the 4-finger "expand" gesture to show the desktop. I just tried it while dragging a file on the desktop, and it worked--though not quite as easily as the old method. The trick I found is to really move your pinky finger to the side.
     
  3. jason.siegel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh, wow. Thanks for the help, although the new method is pretty unusable for what I was using it for. Hmmmmm.
     
  4. singhjeet29 macrumors regular

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    Better Touch Tools or JiTouch are programs that allow you to customize gestures. Another option is perhaps using hot corners??

    I find having the Desktop set up as a hot corner has always worked best for me
     
  5. jason.siegel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah, hot corners! I forgot all about that one. Thanks!
     

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