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Multi-touch refers to a touch-sensitive surface that can recognize two or more points of contact using a pressure sensitive-panel.

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How do I disable Chrome's two-finger back/forward navigation?

Chrome supports two-finger swipes left/right in order to browse back/forward in the browser history. Unfortunately, Chrome handles this differently to other macOS applications, and it's far too easy ...
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Make Solid-state scrolling trackpad behave like Multi-Touch trackpad

I am using an early 2009 MacBook. Is there any way or any APP that can make Solid-state scrolling trackpad on my MacBook behave like Multi-Touch trackpad Solid-state scrolling trackpad supports two-...
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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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Accessing OS X built in dictionary lookup in Firefox

I am really frustrated that Firefox does not provide the three-finger-tap lookup operation is in built in OS X. What is baffling me is that it supports other gestures such as two finger swipes and ...
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Can I disable Safari's pinch-to-zoom tab switcher? [duplicate]

When looking at a PDF document I often want to zoom-out to scroll quickly to its contents and get an overview. However, when I zoom-out past a certain threshold (it seems to differ per PDF) Safari ...
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How to set keep touch on Mac touchpad?

I am rookie in Mac and I came from Ubuntu On my previous Dell laptop if I needed to mark some part of text in order to copy or delete it I just made one short touch on touchpad and immediately second ...
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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 bring back multi-touch gestures after it crashes without reboot?

After a clean install of Yosemite, multi-touch gestures have stopped working on two occasions on my Macbook Pro 2011. Each time, the symptoms are the same: Gestures stopped working both built-in ...
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Is it possible to use a gesture to go back in Finder?

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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How to fix stuck/'disabled' zooming on trackpad?

I recently bought myself a new Trackpad, since my old Magic Trackpad broke. Ever since, however, zooming (two finger pinch) gets stuck/disabled/not working somehow and, besides rebooting, the only ...
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Mission Control freezes. Restarting Dock doesn't help

I use standard settings to open Mission Control in MacOS Mojave 10.14.4 on MacBook Pro. Normally swipe up with 3 fingers move all windows into Mission Control mode and I can switch to any available ...
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Can I simulate multi-touch input on a Mac?

With iOS's accessibility features, it is possible to pretend the user is using multiple fingers or making certain gestures while in reality they are only using one finger. Is there any way I can ...
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How does HTML mouseover work on apple multitouch devices?

I asked about this in connection with this network of websites, but it brings up a more general question that I don't know the answer to. Is it a problem that mouse over events are not able to be ...
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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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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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iPad keyboard is now small

The keyboard on my iPad has just started floating and so is now much smaller and very difficult to use. How do I get it back to go full size on the bottom of the screen. Note the way described in this ...
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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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what's the name and function of this "screen swipe" in iOS?

When using my iPhone (with latest iOS 14.7.1, seeing it for a while...) I sometimes have the following behavior: the screen scrolls down by one third, the top one third of the screen is black, but I ...
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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 Trackpad Tap To Drag Issues

I'm having a weird problem that just started with my 2012 15" Retina Macbook Pro with Yosemite. The ability to tap and drag using the internal trackpad has stopped working. All the other gestures work ...
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The Apple-authored driver appletmp.sys halts Windows 7 startup on Macbook Air

Following a Windows Update which required a reboot, Windows 7 (64 bit) cannot launch successfully. The Windows System Recovery tool has been unable to fix the problem with any of the recovery points ...
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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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Tap with two fingers for a "right-click" or secondary click

On a Mac, I used to be able to secondary-click using a two-finger tap. Currently, I can only secondary-click using a two-finger click, not a tap. Is there a way to alt-click using a two-finger tap ...
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