Trackpad shortcuts ...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by eroxx, May 5, 2011.

  1. eroxx macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    Is there a way to

    a) switch between tabs
    b) close tabs
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    I have no experience with it, but you could try BetterTouchTools.
  3. discounteggroll macrumors 6502


    Aug 6, 2006
    Greenwich, CT

    I just tried BTT and it's pretty neat. I have 3 finger tap to do a keyboard input of command + W (close tab) and 4 finger tap to do a keyboard input of command + T (new tab). you could set a custom tap (or whatever) to input a CTRL + TAB to switch tabs

    I don't use 4 fingers left/right for anything, so I set 4 left to go back tabs, 4 right to go forward tabs. just make sure to turn that feature off in the trackpad system preferences
  4. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020


    Oct 1, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    Yup I love BTT.

    I use 4 finger physical click to close out a window. This works within expose too. This is my FAVORITE thing. So I can four finger down to expose, and just fast close out open windows by four finger clicking the window with the mouse cursor over it. I can't stand going into expose, clicking the window, then going to the x to close and repeat when I can close out 3-4 windows all at once within expose. Amazing feature.

    Also I do four finger swipe left/right for spaces switching. 3 finger up/down for home/end.
  5. dustinsc macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2009
    BTT is great, even if you just use it for little things. You have all kinds of options for a bunch of complicated gestures if you want, but I mostly just like it for the ability to change the function of existing gestures. For example, I took out the app switching from 4-finger left-right, right-left and made it call up in-app expose (which is especially useful for going between your main Mail window and a message you're composing). I also use a 4-finger click to call up the Dashboard. I just wish I had something useful to do with the three-finger click.

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