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Peek at previous page in Safari 5.1 Web Browsers
I usually find myself in need of hitting the back button to pick a word from the previously visited page. That's easier now using Safari in Lion.

To peek at the previously visited page just slide back the current page using two fingers and hold your fingers right at where you desire. The sliding threshold is very sensitive, so you just have to get used to it. The finger gesture is easily done when Safari is in full screen mode.

[crarko adds: I eventually got this to work with the Magic Trackpad, but it's really touchy and takes practice. I didn't look to see if this could be made available in Safari 5.1 in Snow Leopard. If you make that work let us know in the comments.]
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10.7: Peek at previous page in Safari
Authored by: BrentT on Oct 11, '11 08:26:18AM

The Magic Mouse does this very well. I use it all the time for navigation back and forth between pages. There sometimes are reload issues if viewing a page that was generated from a search request.



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10.7: Peek at previous page in Safari
Authored by: ploesslkh on Oct 11, '11 09:12:08AM

works perfectly under Snow Leopard with a Magic Mouse. I don't use Safari but Google Chrome (loads pages faster and more consistent) and the two finger swipe works for Chrome as well



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10.7: Peek at previous page in Safari
Authored by: martinv2 on Oct 11, '11 09:41:24AM
I didn't look to see if this could be made available in Safari 5.1 in Snow Leopard.

The animation is not quite as nice as in Lion, but the two-finger gesture works as well in Snow Leopard's Safari 5.1.



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10.7: Peek at previous page in Safari
Authored by: pablorph on Oct 11, '11 08:24:30PM

Easy as pie for me. Using the Magic trackpad here.

Edited on Oct 11, '11 08:25:11PM by pablorph



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