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10.6: Adjust trackpad navigation swipe System 10.6
Snow Leopard only hintSome people would prefer to retain navigation swipe functionality when enabling the new 3-finger drag. This hidden preference will remap navigation swipes from 3 to 4 fingers, displacing the Application Switcher and Exposť gestures instead of navigation swipes.

Type this in terminal and reboot to refresh the trackpad control panel:
defaults write com.apple.systempreferences com.apple.preference.trackpad.3fdrag-4fNavigate -bool YES


[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one.]
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10.6: Adjust trackpad navigation swipe
Authored by: asmeurer on Oct 29, '10 08:17:44AM

For whatever reason, Apple has left us early 2008 MacBook Pro users out in the dust again with 3-finger drag. You would have though they'd have learned their lesson with Snow Leopard, which finally brought 4-finger swipes to these computers.



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10.6: Adjust trackpad navigation swipe
Authored by: AnonMac50 on Oct 29, '10 08:42:53PM

What's weirder, is that if you go to their page, you'd find that the Early 2008 is no longer listed as one of the models to gain inertial scrolling, although if you install the update it enables inertial scrolling. There is a previous hint which enables the 3-finger drag, but it requires the update to be installed first. http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20100813190955687



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10.6: Adjust trackpad navigation swipe
Authored by: asmeurer on Oct 30, '10 10:38:48AM

If I remember correctly, you have to install the update on these older computer manually. That might be part of it, or at least it adds to the weirdness. Or maybe I am remembering incorrectly.



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10.6: Adjust trackpad navigation swipe
Authored by: AnonMac50 on Oct 30, '10 06:36:03PM

Yup, we did, which isn't very nice. Thanks Apple.



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10.6: Adjust trackpad navigation swipe
Authored by: AnonMac50 on Feb 11, '11 01:41:40AM

Actually, you can redo the trick for 10.6.5 (and 10.6.6 combo). It uses new drivers for the trackpad.



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10.6: Adjust trackpad navigation swipe
Authored by: astrosmash on Oct 29, '10 10:08:45AM

Cool, I've been looking for something like this since I got my Magic Trackpad.

Unfortunately, when this setting is enabled it eliminates the 4-finger up/down gesture for Exposť. Grrr.



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10.6: Adjust trackpad navigation swipe
Authored by: Andrew J Freyer on Oct 29, '10 10:49:02AM
If you like this hint, you should look at Better Touch Tool for mac. Essentially, you can set hundreds of gestures for very simple tasks on your computer - for instance closing windows, opening and closing tabs in browsers, resizing windows, etc. Frankly the best free software for the multi-touch trackpad.
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10.6: Adjust trackpad navigation swipe
Authored by: osxpounder on Nov 01, '10 12:51:48PM

Um, that link just goes to another trackpad hint on this site.



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10.6: Adjust trackpad navigation swipe
Authored by: Hes Nikke on Dec 02, '10 10:43:03AM
this is the link you're looking for.
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