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A tip for a faster change-app gestures on touchpads Laptop Macs
It is now well-known the four finger gesture to change apps. You swipe four fingers, right or left, and a bezel with open apps appears, as with Command-Tab. Then if you swipe with two fingers, you will select a different app, which can be switched to by tapping with four fingers.

One thing I saw today is that you don't have to release all your fingers after the four-finger swipe and the two-finger swipe. Simply make the first swipe and only release two fingers; the system will recognize correctly the new gesture, and you save a bit of time.

A similar thing happens with the zoom gesture in some applications such as Preview: you can zoom-in and zoom-out without release your fingers. Safari behaves a bit differenlyt: you can zoom-in/out without releasing your fingers, but it will only increase/decrease the page size once (Preview performs a continuous zoom). For larger zooms in Safari, you need to release your fingers.

On the other hand, a change between zoom and scroll is not possible, at least not in Preview or Safari.
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A tip for a faster change-app gestures on touchpads
Authored by: PCheese on Nov 20, '08 10:41:07AM
Safari continuously zooms like Preview if you turn on the hidden Full Page Zoom option:

defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitDebugFullPageZoomPreferenceKey 1

(from http://webkit.org/blog/165/full-page-zoom/)

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A tip for a faster change-app gestures on touchpads
Authored by: yjajoo@gmail.com on Nov 20, '08 08:19:49PM

I have tried the four finger on my Macbook, but its not working. Do i have to make any changes in the setting of the touchpad?



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Yes, you must enable it first...
Authored by: morespace54 on Nov 21, '08 10:25:24AM

You must enable it first in System Pref > Trackpad



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