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How to disable this three finger gesture for redo/undo? (iPadOS 16)

Already did a bit of research but couldn't find any proper guide to disable this.
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Keyboard Shortcuts for Multi-Touch Gestures

I would like to customize buttons of my mouse to support some multi-touch mouse gestures. Are there a list of keyboard shortcuts for the gestures (for the ones that are possible to map)?
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What did I accidentally enable with a gesture in Photos?

I was scrolling around in Photos on my iPad trying to find an image. I had one of the images open and was navigating the bottom row thumbnails. There was very briefly a message saying something about “...
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On three-finger-swipe down: execute custom command or keyboard stroke

macOS has built-in funcitonality to drag stuff around with three-finger gestures, but I want the gesture to close the current window. I had BetterTouchTool configured to send CMD-W keystroke on my old ...
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Browser-style swipe to navigate in all apps

Is it possible use a swipe gesture to navigate forwards and backwards in apps that do not natively support that gesture?
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How to double-tap to select a word?

Very frustrating problem. I have a new MacBook Pro/Ventura. I haven't been able to consistently double-tap to select a word. This occurs in all text applications. When I tap, the vertical bar ...
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Is there any way to prevent the Dock from jumping to another display when I reach the bottom of the screen?

When your mouse reaches the bottom of the screen then try to drag it a little bit lower, macOS automatically moves the Dock to that display. I trigger this unintentionally a few times a day, so I want ...
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MacBook Pro(Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) trackpad is not working after Catalina update

My MacBook Pro trackpad cursor and gestures stopped working after Catalina update. I tried the following: logged in to safe mode and reset it. SMC reset. NVRAM or PRAM reset deleted plist files and ...
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What is the use for the half bottom screen mode in iPhone? [duplicate]

On my iPhone, if I swipe the bottom of any app downward, the app size shrink to the bottom half of the screen as shown in the following screenshot. What is this for? Is this a normal behavior?
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How to utterly disable every and all zoom gestures on macOS Big Sur?

I have all Scroll & Zoom options unchecked in the Trackpad preference pane of my Macbook Pro running macOS Big Sur 11.6. Nonetheless, every now and then as I am using a word processor, or ...
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Switch tab in Firefox with swipe left/swipe right gestures

I have a MacBook and I'm using Firefox. Using the editor on the about:config page, I wish to modify the options of browser.gesture.swipe.left (or right) such that it will switch to the tab to the left ...
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Very Odd Right-Click Behaviour on MBP 16

MBP 16 Catalina 10.15.5 Problem "Odd Behaviour" Right-click (2-finger tap on trackpad) URL or text. Whole URL is auto-highlighted and auto-selected (see image below): When I click "...
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Switching desktops / full screen apps on multiple displays?

I have kind of a weird case on Catalina (10.15.7, MBP 13" 2019). I have two external displays and a laptop screen. The laptop screen mirrors to Display 2. For some reason, I can switch between ...
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Using Apple's Screen Sharing, can I redirect gestures and keys for controlling Spaces to the shared machine?

I'm using the built in Screen Sharing tool in El Capitan to control an iMac from a Macbook Pro in full screen mode. Everything works beautifully except that many special keys and gestures are ...
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When I double tap on an image url when using Safari, the selected text includes the extension only if the filename is lower case. Why?

I write a lot of SE questions and when I include multiple images I frequently copy/paste just the names. I've just started using Safari on my new MacBook after using Chrome on my old MacBook, and I've ...
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Drag & drop stops working sometimes on High Sierra

After a while of leaving my computer (macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra) on, drag & drop stops working. To be clear: I can only hold files and drag them, but cannot drop them at any location (in finder or ...
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Did Apple remove the zooming feature from the Magic Mouse in a recent OS update?

Mac OS X has a 'zoom' action which can be used in various views in applications e.g. Photos.app when looking at a photo, zooming an entire Safari page, zooming in an NSScrollView. This action is ...
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How do I disable the three finger double tap to zoom gesture?

On my macbook, when I double tap with three fingers, the screen zooms in (same as the accessibility zoom), and this type of zoom zooms in the entire screen. How can I turn this off?
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What differentiates swipe gestures in iOS mail preview’s body?

This one has me stumped and has for some time. On iPad when previewing a Mail message, you can swipe on the actual body of the mail message preview itself. If you swipe from left to right, one of two ...
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Edge gestures on iOS

I currently have an Android powered phone but I am considering obtaining an iPhone in the future. Of course, there are multiple precautions I'd like to address first. One of these is ergonomics. On ...
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How to select single word in URL in iOS 13?

Given a text with a link inside: Prior to iOS 13, i could long press a word that was not part of the URL to select the word, then drag the finger over a word in the URL to select only that word of ...
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Swipe between Spaces/full-screen apps: Uniform gestures for Multi-Touch Trackpad and Magic Mouse

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 ...
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macOS: Name for app shortcut screen found by pinching with thumb and three fingers

In macOS, what is the name for the app shortcut screen (with all the installed apps icons displayed, taking up the whole screen) found by pinching with thumb and three fingers together (or sliding-in ...
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OSX Yosemite Can't disable four-finger swipe

Intro I want to set a custom gesture for the four finger swipe left/right, but I noticed that four finger swipe was switching between spaces. I went in to system preferences->Trackpad and changed "...
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Disable animation for "Swipe between full-screen apps"?

Mavericks (Mac OS X 10.9.5) and Yosemite (10.10) offer a mouse and trackpad gesture, Swipe between full-screen apps. Works well as full-screen apps are treated like a Mission Control desktop. Magic ...
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If possible how do I single out a app from starting in Safe Mode

If possible how do I single out a app from starting in Safe Mode. I want to use Safe Mode with out Photos involved for example. Is that possible?
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Some Force Touch gestures stop working (2016 MBP 13-inch w/ Touch Bar)

Something strange sometimes happens when I'm working on my 2016 MBP 13-inch w/ Touch Bar (Mac OS 10.13.4). I don't know exactly why, but occasionally certain gestures (i.e. pinch to zoom in and zoom ...
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pinch/zoom gesture with magic mouse 2

I just purchased a magic mouse 2, and I can't figure out how to do a pinch gesture or its equivalent that I am used to with a macbook. From what I have read, it doesn't seem like it is possible to do ...
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Disable Safari from loading previous website when scrolling down with Magic Mouse

How can I stop Safari loading a page from history, each time I scroll the current page over the page end? i.e. swipe upwards on the Magic Mouse when the page is already at the bottom. This feature is ...
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MacBook Pro 13” 2014 - Trackpad gestures not working after long sleep

I haven’t used my MacBook for around 2 weeks, it’s been in sleep mode (closed lid). I’ve never had any issues with my MacBook Pro, but suddenly any form of gesture other than 1 finger on the trackpad ...
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How can I identify which application I have installed for mouse gestures?

My middle mouse button is set to create mouse gestures. I've spent several hours on different occasions trying to understand which app I installed to set up the gestures but I can't for the life of me ...
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Wrong app comes to front after using mission control

I've been having this issue for a while now. I cant remember if it was a problem when I was using Mavericks, but I've only noticed it using Sierra. Every time I initiate mission control (using ...
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How do I turn off scroll for page navigation on the mouse, but not the trackpad

On my Macbook pro I frequently use an external mouse while working. When the option to use the "Swipe Between Pages" gesture is enabled, it also makes horizontal scrolling on my mouse do the same ...
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Three-finger tap lookup multiple words

Is there a way to get the three-finger tap (AKA Look up & data detectors) to include more than a single word? I've tried selecting the desired text, then three-finger tapping, but to no avail. ...
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Magic Mouse Gesture not working OS X Mavericks

I am using Magic Mouse with my iMac having OS X Mavericks 10.9. Everything was working fine since today morning, I realized that my Magic Mouse is only responding to scrolling and primary, secondary ...
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Turning off the App Store gesture?

I'm sick and tired of having the App Store launched every other time I try to turn a page in iBook. Is there a way to turn the stupid "feature" off? Don't see a setting in the App Store panel, nor ...
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El Capitan app/extn to allow whole-screen zoom with just trackpad

I need to do self deep tissue massage on my back each night. I roll around on the floor on top of a tennis ball for a half hour. During this time I watch stuff on my MacBook Pro, which is running El ...
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Swipe to Archive instead of Delete in Mail.app on El Capitan

OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) introduces the ability to swipe left on conversations in Mail.app in order to send them to trash: However, judging from the available settings, it does not seem to be possible ...
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Restored my mac, lost a gesture [duplicate]

I used to have a gesture where I could place 2 fingers on the top bar of an application/a file and use a third finger to drag it around. What gesture is this?
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Three finger drag not working on trackpad

I just got the new macbook and the three finger drag does not work in a limited area of the trackpad (between center and top left). I've got a new one and it has the same problem. Did anyone find ...
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How to map different trackpad gestures in a per-application basis?

For instance when using Photoshop together with some other editing tool, when I switch between the apps I mistakenly do the gestures to zoom/pan on the wrong application, so I wonder whether there is ...
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How to map buttons on my mouse with AppleScript?

Since BetterTouchTool is becoming paid, I was looking for an alternative solutions to map my navigation buttons (prev. page, next page) on my mouse (Logitech MX518) that I enjoy using for browsing ...
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What gesture is triggered by wiggling your finger on the home button? [duplicate]

I've noticed that if I wiggle my finger in an upwards and downwards direction on the home button on my iPhone 6S running iOS 9 half of the screen slides down; as shown here: I can't find any ...
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Apple Force Touch - How do I make it feel like the old tap-to-click?

I just purchased a new Macbook Pro with Force Touch. I’m used to the old tap-to-click feature. Force Touch does not feel the same – it requires a much harder press even with “Click” sensitivity set ...
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Drag with three fingers missing in OS X 10.11 Beta "El Capitan" (15A215h)

I decided to try out the El Capitan Public Beta for fun by putting it on my external drive and booting off of it. However, one of the first things I've noticed is that the drag gesture in System ...
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Yosemite 10.10.4 nowhere to set three finger tap to access Dictionary

I'm in OS X, and I bought my mac from one of my friends. He bought this April,2015. This is my Force touch trackpad. It's come from the fifth in the first picture. I know you may not understand the ...
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Is There a Wired Mouse or Track Ball That Supports Gestures in OSX?

I wanted to find out if there was a wired alternative to Apple's Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad that also supports the gestures built into OS-X Yosemite, at the very least the ones supported by a Magic ...
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Any way to make swipe up and down work consecutively?

In Mountain Lion I could swipe up with three fingers to see all windows and then swipe down without lifting my fingers to go back to the normal screen. From Mavericks, that does not work. I have to ...
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osx trackpad gesture to switch between chrome tabs

Is there a trackpad gesture to switch between Chrome browser tabs? I understand there may be one for Safari.
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Is it possible to reassign the "Pinch with thumb and three fingers" gesture to activate Dashboard instead of Launchpad?

I don't really have a use for Launchpad, but the gesture to me makes sense for Dashboard. I experimented a little with BetterTouchTool, but it doesn't have the gesture available, and I'm not sure it ...