Multi touch refers to a touch sensitive surface that can recognize two or more points of contact

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How can I enable Trackpad tap-to-click for the login window in OS X 10.8?

In older OS X versions, this used to work just fine: defaults write /Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences com.apple.mouse.tapBehavior -int 1 It would enable tap to click for built-in MacBook ...
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Is Pinch To Zoom in TextEdit feature available in Lion?

In Mountain Lion it is now possible Pinch To Zoom in files within TextEdit. I think this is a new feature in Mountain Lion. I'd like to know whether it is available in Lion?
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Is it possible to use mac trackpad gestures on, say, a linux virtualbox machine?

Specifically, I would just love to use the trackpad to do "three finger swipes" and switch between Linux workspaces (desktops), that would be extremely slick. I imagine this might require a plugin or ...
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Pinch to Zoom on Macbook Pro 2007

I have an early 2007 Macbook Pro. The trackpad isn't multitouch - it doesn't support any of Lion's new many-finger gestures - but it does support two-finger scrolling. It obviously can keep track of ...
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Trackpad switch pages with 3 fingers

By default the Back/Next gesture works with two fingers (in e.g. Safari) on the trackpad. Now it often happens to me when scrolling through iframes (with two fingers) I accidentally activate the back ...
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Looking for a new mouse with touch surface and gestures [closed]

My 6 year old Razer Deathadder is starting to fail and I'm looking for a mouse that meets most of the following criteria (and #1 is a solid requirement). Is NOT an Apple Magic Mouse or Magic ...
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Trackpad Gestures - Three-finger swipe unresponsive until I use two-finger scroll (OS X Lion)

Sometime within the last week or so, I noticed this really weird glitch with my trackpad. I have always used the three-finger swipe to navigate forwards and backwards on web browsers, between tabs in ...
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3 finger tap on word to show spanish-english translation of word

3 finger tap triggers the English dictionary, but it only works to explain English words in English. Is there any way to change a 3 finger tap to show the translation of an English word into Spanish, ...
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How can I disable gestures on a particular workspace?

Is it possible to disable trackpad gestures I don't want to trigger on a particular workspace? I have virtualbox fullscreen on one of my workspaces and I'd like for mouse gestures to not trigger when ...
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Using all trackpad gestures via Apple Remote Desktop

How is possible send all trackpad gestures via Apple Remote Desktop.app (ARD)? Some working, some not, especially don't works gestures: mission control (4 fingers up) exposee (4 fingers down) ...
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Can Safari on an iPad be controlled with gestures?

On the Desktop version of Safari, you can navigate back and forward with a swipe gesture on the trackpad. Setting up other gestures (close tab, new tab, next/previous tab) is trivial with an app like ...
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Simulate touchpad or gestures on iMac

I recently started using a MacBook Air and find some of the gestures such as the double click zoom in Safari extremely useful, I'm aware I can zoom normally using cmd - (+) but find the gesture zoom ...
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iPod Nano 5th Gen Can't Disable Shake Gesture

I have disabled the "shuffle on shake" feature of my iPod Nano 5th gen, yet occasionally this still happens. I've noticed, for example, if I have it connected to the aux jack in my car while driving, ...
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Is there a gesture to navigate back to previous page in iPad 2 (or the new iPad)?

I've just bought a new iPad, but it's so annoying when I have to click the arrow on the top left of the page to navigate back and forth using Safari. I wonder is there a gesture for navigating that ...
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What (un-)documented multitouch gestures exist in Lion and common applications?

Safari allows to go back to a previous website using the two-finger-swipe gesture. All of the standard multitouch gestures are very nicely documented in the More Gestures section of the Trackpad ...
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How can I scroll to the top/bottom of web page with a three finger gesture?

I'd like to use a three finger swipe to scroll to the top or bottom of a web page. Is there a way to make that work?
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Show Desktop and Stacks in Lion

In Snow Leopard, I would routinely swipe up to show the desktop and then click on my "Documents" or "Downloads" stack from the dock in order to quickly move a file to the desktop. In Lion, if I ...
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How can I use Mighty Mouse Swipe Gestures for Back/Forth in Mac App Store?

I have the latest mighty mouse bluetooth wireless thing. (Hate it.) In Mac App Store, I'd wish to be able to swipe left and right to be able to go back and forth, such as in Safari, Chrome, etc. How ...
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Is there a gesture to drag and drop with Expose on Lion?

I know it could be done by pressing F3 button while dragging an item but I really need the five-finger-gesture for that. On Snow Leopard, I could drag an item with my thumb and then use the ...
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Can You Turn Off Swipe Gestures On iPad 2?

I want to turn off the multitouch gestures on my iPad 2 running iOS 5. They make it very difficult to use around my child who is constantly switching apps on me or bringing up the notification bar.
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Is it possible to customize multi-touch gestures on an iPad?

The iPad has multi-touch gestures: Is it possible to customize these gestures? If so, how?
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How can I improve response from the iPhone 4 multi-touch display?

When I touch the surface of my iPhone 4, it doesn't always register. How does the display work? Heat? Charge? What can I do to make the phone register my touch better?
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Enable multi touch feature in windows7

I've installed a windows7 with BootCamp 3.2 64-bit on my macbook pro but multi touch feature is not enables in trackpad and magic mouse. Is it possible to enable features like zoom, or moving ...
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Are non-unibody MacBook Pros capable of Lion's 3 and 4 finger multi-touch gestures?

Are non-unibody MacBook Pros (Late 2006 ~ Early 2008) capable of Lion's 3 and 4 finger multi-touch gestures?
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Why does the three-fingers gesture not work in Lion Launchpad

When Launchpad is displayed, the vertical three-fingers gesture does not switch to Mission Control as I would have expected. Is there a way to change this?
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Is it possible to use a gesture to go back in Finder in Lion?

I miss the ability to go back to previous directory via a gesture (swipe with two finger right like in Safari or Chrome) in Finder. Is it possible to enable it? Edit: I'm on a MacBook Pro, and using ...
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App order for multitasking gestures

A recent update brought multitasking gestures to my original iPad. I hardly use them because swiping left never works and swiping right seems to launch random apps. What are the rules behind them?
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Dragging files between spaces

Prior to 10.7.2 I used to be able to do the following sequence: Drag and hold a file using my thumb on the trackpad (button depressed) Three finger swipe to move to another space Drop the item in ...
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Is there a way to change the gesture that invokes Launchpad?

i use launchpad quite a lot, but find the 'finger & thumb' pinch rather awkward. i never use mission control, and would love to use the 3 finger vertical swipe for launchpad instead of mission ...
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Right Click Drag with Magic Trackpad

Is it possible to perform a "right click drag" with a Magic Trackpad? What gestures/settings do I need to accomplish this?
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Prevent dictionary from coming up in Lion

On Lion, a three finger double tap brings up the dictionary. The problem is I have to disable this feature on multiple Macs and cannot be done by clicking on each system. How can this be achieved? Can ...
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Is there a way of swiping between single spaces on a multi-monitor setup?

In Lion, being able to swipe between desktops with the trackpad is great. However since adding another monitor to my setup, what I really want to be able to do is swipe desktops across monitors. E.g. ...
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Map gestures to mouse buttons

I do like the mac mouse. touch sensitivity is nice. But the precision and number of buttons on my gaming mouse is much better. It seems to work on the mac just fine, but only left/right click and ...
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Are there any non-Apple multi-touch trackpads on the market? [closed]

I love the Apple trackpad with its multi-touch gestures. I want to buy a MacBook Pro primarily because of this. I am a student though and it seems to be very expensive for me. Hence I was wondering if ...
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Stylus for Multitouch (Laptop) Trackpad?

I remember seeing a stylus that was available for the multitouch (laptop) trackpad. I'm learning a new language right now so it would be rather useful to be able to use a stylus to 'write' instead of ...
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Can Lion be configured to use the three finger drag gesture anywhere in the window?

With the proper gesture enabled, Lion allows using a three-finger drag to move a window. However, it only does this when the pointer is over the title bar; gesturing anywhere else in the window does a ...
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What application can record a cursor location and multi-touch input heatmap?

Are there any applications out there that can record mouse interaction, and save a standard image1 that adequately conveys the exact situation that using the mouse created? Due to the proliferation ...
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Chrome Mac gesture conflict with horizontal scrolling

I am running Chrome 14 on OSX Lion. I swipe 2 fingers horizontally to scroll a web page horizontally, for a page that is too wide. When I swipe right, it works fine. When it swipe left it works for ...
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Three fingers gestures in Preview App

how can I enable in Preview.app the three fingers gesture that shows the selected word in the dictionary? This gesture works great in Mail.app but doesn't in Preview.app
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How to fix “swipe up” and “swipe down” gestures in Reeder after installing Lion?

After upgrading to Lion, Reeder swipe up and swipe down gestures stopped working. How do I fix them?
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Why does three-finger swipe gesture not support natural scrolling?

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 ...
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Lion Mail: Drag to Select vs. Drag to Move

I'm using Mail in Lion in three-pane full screen mode. Let's say I put my pointer over a message in the middle pane. I push the touchpad with my thumb to click and hold, and start to move the pointer ...
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How do I disable Chrome's two-finger back/forward navigation?

In dev builds of Chrome, they've implemented, refined, and released two-finger swipes left/right in order to browse back/forward in the browser history. Unfortunately, you can accidentally trigger it ...
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How do I get three finger gestures working again in Twitter for Mac after installing Lion?

After installing Lion, three finger gestures no longer work in the Twitter for Mac app. (I've gotten used to swiping left with three fingers to go "back" after—for example—clicking on a person's ...
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MacBook multi-touch trackpad support

Why is 3-4 finger multitouch support not available (not even listed as trackpad preference options) on my late 2008 white plastic Mac book?
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How to turn off animation while navigating browser's history

Is there is any way to turn off animation while navigating through pages in safari (using one finger swipe left/right gesture)? I know, that it is a subtle different thing comparing to what we've ...
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How do you turn Three Finger Drag on?

I'm trying to use the new "three finger drag" gesture in Lion and it's not working. There isn't a preference setting for it in TrackPad -> Point and Click either. Does anyone know how to turn it on?
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Can the Kinect be used as a control interface for Mac OS X?

Is there software and/or drivers that support using the Kinect to replicate the same behavior triggered by the Multitouch gestures? Would it be possible for me to swipe my hand leftward in the air and ...
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Will i benefit from important features of Lion with a trackpad/MacBook?

I am an avid iMac user and have no intention of buying a MacBook/MacBook Air or a trackpad. I have just installed Lion and have seen Launchpad and Mission Control in my Dock. I could see myself using ...
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Can I assign a gesture to Mission Control on an older MacBook?

I have an older MacBook (2006) that I want to use the four finger swipe to enable mission control. It is not the glass trackpad, but it does have two finger scrolling. Is there any way to enable this? ...