Trackpad gestures on iMac?

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  1. cjhunter macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    My first mac was a MB, and I just added a 27" iMac to my collection. However I'm addicted to the gestures on the MB trackpad.

    Maybe this is a silly question, but my searching has failed to come up with an answer. Are there keyboard equivalents to the up/down/side swipe gestures? I get frustrated trying to get access to a clear desktop or list the open apps...the only equivalent I have is the F3 key.

    If anybody knows, please help!
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    One key is too complicated for you?

    The Abracadabra plugin for Quicksilver lets you add custom mouse gestures. As for keyboard commands:
     

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  3. Matthew. macrumors regular

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    If you're using the F keys as standard function keys, F11 moves all the open windows off the screen to show the desktop, and CMD + F3 if not; equivalent to the four finger upwards swipe gesture,
    CMD + Tab opens the app swticher, equivalent to the four finger side swipe gestures.
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    That's Fn+F3 or F11 on my keyboard.
     
  5. Matthew. macrumors regular

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    Forgot about that, amended.
     
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