I often run macOS apps in system provided full-screen mode. I switch between using an Apple Magic Mouse and MacBook's Multi-Touch Trackpad.

To switch between Spaces/full-screen apps, System Preferences allow me to use 3 or 4 finger swiping on the Multi-Touch Trackpad, but only 2 finger swipe on the Magic Mouse.

I would like to have the same gesture available for both the devices. I don't want to think about what tool I'm using. To me it should just be the same.

Is there a way to do this using BetterTouchTool? I haven't been able to figure out the correct action?

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I figured out how to do it with BetterTouchTool. In BetterTouchTool the action is called "move right/left a space.

I set up an action for both 2 finger swipe left, and 2 finger swipe right on the trackpad and left the magic mouse with the standard 2 finger swipe.


Yes. You can use BetterTouchTool to define matching gestures to swipe between Spaces running full-screen apps.

Simply select the appropriate device in the toolbar, then click on the + button in the first column under Groups & Top Level Triggers to select the gesture. Then after selecting the trigger in the first column, select the appropriate action under Actions Assigned to Selected Trigger column. The action you are looking for is called Move Left a Space and Move Right a Space, as shown:

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Gestures defined for Magic Mouse:

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Gestures defined for Multi-Touch Trackpad:

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