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Rewind/fast-forward QuickTime movies via trackpad Apps
Today, by accident, I found out that when you move the mouse cursor over a QuickTime movie and scroll up/down using two fingers on the two-finger-scrolling trackpad built into the latest PowerBooks and iBooks, the movie will fluently rewind/wind.

This works in Safari and QuickTime Player on Mac OS X 10.4.2 with QuickTime 7.0.3. I haven't tested other apps or configurations.
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Rewind/fast-forward QuickTime movies via trackpad
Authored by: devan on Oct 21, '05 07:16:59AM

Works on 10.3.9 w/ QT 7.0.3. Also, two-finger scrolling horizontally controls volume.



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Rewind/fast-forward QuickTime movies via trackpad
Authored by: PancakeMan on Oct 21, '05 08:10:10AM

Also seems to pause it (though that's easily fixed with a hit of the spacebar to resume).

Horizontal for volume doesn't work for me.

BTW, it seems a little strange to me that RW/FF is mapped to vertical movements - I would think they'd make it horizontal, as if you're pushing the playhead further or back on the timeline. And moreover, I would map volume to the vertical axis. Think about it: you say "turn it up," not "turn it further," and "go back a few seconds," not "go down a few seconds."



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Rewind/fast-forward QuickTime movies via trackpad
Authored by: Coumerelli on Oct 21, '05 10:24:34AM

This is also possible (as I accidently found it to be true the other day, too) with a scroll wheel - which might explain why the two finger trick is virtical - not horizontal. No? :)

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Rewind/fast-forward QuickTime movies via trackpad
Authored by: wibbble on Oct 21, '05 10:44:04AM

QuickTime's supported using a scroll wheel like that for a while - so using the 'vertical' movement for the timeline scrub makes sense, as most mice with scroll wheels only /have/ vertical movement.



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Scroll QuickTime movies via MightyMouse
Authored by: zpjet on Oct 22, '05 12:06:34AM

yeps, the same here, up and down jogs thru movie (i wouldn't call it ff/rew, as one scroll goes only one frame which is good for cutting; i didn't find any modifiers making it faster, only shift extends selection in qt pro) and left/right sets volume.

yes it feels it should be other way around but who was thinking a couple of years ago that one day we'll be scrolling sideways? (i love my mighty...)



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Rewind/fast-forward QuickTime movies via trackpad
Authored by: Esprezzo on Sep 25, '09 07:22:52PM
Yes it was working great all this years (especially liked quick-scroll in QuickView'ed videos in 10.5.x) Unfortunately it's broken in 10.6.x (And no, having QTPro7 installed doesn't help it) Can anybody here devise a hack to restore this functionality?

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