There are three page swipe gesture options in Lion:
- Scroll left or right with two fingers, which is new to Lion, has a neat animation and is currently supported only by Safari.
Swipe left or right with three fingers existed in Snow Leopard and doesn't have the animation, but is supported by other applications.
Swipe with two or three fingers enables both of these gestures.
Now, I would be happy with the third option, however it seems that three-finger swipe gesture completely ignores natural scrolling preference.
If you disable natural scrolling, all options work identically, but if you turn it back on, two-finger swipe changes its direction, while three-finger gesture stays the same.
This leaves me utterly confused because to go Back in Safari with natural scrolling I can:
- swipe right with two fingers, or
- swipe left with three fingers.
This gets just as confusing in Mission Control or any other application that supports navigation.
Can I override this behavior and “invert” three-finger gestures, too, and should I?
What was the idea behind this design decision?