What happened to swipe between pages with 2 fingers?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by grave101, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. grave101 macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2010
    Seems like ever since I installed Lion, I can't swipe between web pages, Finder pages, App Store or any kind of pages with two or three fingers using the Trackpad or the Magic Mouse. I used the feature a lot and for some reason Lion removes that ability.

    I have the "Swipe Between Pages" option enabled, but it seems to not work.

    Anyone had any luck with this?

    Edit: I just re-enabled the Swipe with 3 Fingers for the Trackpad, and that seems to work, though the Magic Mouse still seems to not work when swiping
  2. Typswif2fingers macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2010
    Dubai, UAE
    For some reason I thought that was only to do with Safari 5.1.
  3. jtrenda33 macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2008
    2-finger swipe for safari is only with the trackpad by default. 3-finger swipe gets you moving between spaces with the trackpad. with the magic mouse, the default is 1-finger swipe. you can go into system preferences > mouse, and just beneath the label 'Swipe between pages', you should see a drop down menu, where you can change between 1-finger swipe, 2-finger swipe, or both. hope that helps!
  4. davedude macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2011
    I turned the "Swipe between pages" option to "Swipe with two or three fingers".

    Gives you the best of both worlds: 2 fingers back and forth in Safari -- and 3 finger back and forth in other windows like Finder, just like in Snow Leopard.

    The 3 finger also works good in Safari, I just don't understand why the 3 finger swipe isn't inverted like the rest of the gestures? :confused:
  5. CapnJackGig macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2011
    It's gone from Chrome. And it no longer works within iTunes. Thought I was paying for an upgrade. I guess not.
  6. Purdin macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2008
    Hilliard, Ohio
    I also am not pleased that I can no longer swipe in iTunes! I used that all the time.
  7. proost macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    It isn't. I did what the OP did and enabled Swiping with 3 fingers and voila! Back in business. Phew
  8. whooda4 macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2011
    my settings to make it just like 10.6 was set up.

    tap to click
    - tap with one finger

    second ckick
    - click bottom right corner

    scroll direction :natural
    - uncheck

    zoom in or out
    - pinch 2 fingers

    smart zoom
    - double tap with 2 fingers

    - rotate with 2 fingers

    swipe between pages
    - swipe back and forth with 3 fingers

    swipe between full screen apps
    - swipe back and forth with 4 fingers

    mission control
    - swipe up with 3 fingers

    app expose
    - swipe down with 3 fingers

    launch pad
    - pinch with thumb and 3 fingers

    show desktop
    - spread with thumb and 3 fingers
  9. CapnJackGig macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2011
    Yeah, it's mind-boggling that Apple defaults the OS to use a method that only works in 1(!!!) program and breaks it in every other that previously worked. We like to mock Windows, but this is just as stupid as anything I've ever seen in another OS.

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