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10.7: A text selection shortcut
Authored by: r-spx on Aug 30, '11 07:44:19AM

This makes no sense to me.

Three finger selecting? If I try that OS X just switches spaces.

Three finger tapping on a word opens its dictionary definition pop-out window.

Two finger tapping on a word just zooms-in Safari to that part of the web page.

Am I missing something here? Is this really a tip only for standalone trackpad users? Can that be clearly marked on tips?



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10.7: A text selection shortcut
Authored by: prachigauriar on Aug 30, '11 07:59:46AM

If you go to the Point & Click tab of the Trackpad system prefs, you’ll see a checkbox for “Three finger drag.” This hint applies if that’s turned on.



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10.7: A text selection shortcut
Authored by: landis on Aug 30, '11 08:03:11AM

Actually I have a new MacBook Air and didn't know about the 3-finger drag. Now that I do, I see that this works pretty darn well. But I can't figure out the double-tap mentioned in this hint as this does zoom in on my system as the above commenter posted. What am I needing to do differently for this hint?

These new gestures are like learning to mouse all over again....



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10.7: A text selection shortcut
Authored by: canisbos on Aug 30, '11 10:43:23AM

Not sure why the OP says to double-tap with two fingers.

Double-tap (with one finger) to select the first word. Shift-single-tap the last word to select up to and including it; no double-tap required on the last word.



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10.7: A text selection shortcut
Authored by: philostein on May 26, '12 02:13:16PM

And even just click at the start of a paragraph, then shift-click at the end of the paragraph. Works in browsers (Chrome) too, even though no cursor is visible.



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