A couple days ago, my MacBook updated to Mac OS X 10.13.2 (17C88), and since then, the swiping between spaces has been fickle.

Before the update, I just had to swipe with three fingers (as per the setting) and the screen with my mouse cursor would switch to the desire space.

Since the update, I occasionally have to click with the trackpad to initiate the switch. Without clicking it does nothing. However, once clicked it works without clicking for a while (like it did before). Also, I don't have to hold the click; it's almost like a focus issue.

Is anyone else experience this? Is this something Apple did in the update? Is there a way to get the swipe to work without clicking again?

  • I don't have any problems swiping with 3 fingers between spaces. Have you checked your Settings to ensure nothing has changed? – fsb Jan 17 '18 at 22:22
  • Yes, there are no settings regarding clicking during gestures. – gregsdennis Jan 17 '18 at 22:29
  • I wasn't referring to clicking during the gesture, just that the gesture for 3-finger swiping between Spaces was still setup. – fsb Jan 18 '18 at 6:22

I restarted and the behavior corrected itself. Not sure what the cause was.

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