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Disable animation for "Swipe between full-screen apps"?

Sys Pref > Reduce motion You can replace the horizontal sliding screen effect with a gentle fade-in, where one screen translucently covers and replaces the other. Works on macOS Sierra 10.12.6. A ...
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Did Apple remove the zooming feature from the Magic Mouse in a recent OS update?

Hold down cmd# while scroling then the magic mouse zooms.
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macOS: Name for app shortcut screen found by pinching with thumb and three fingers

The screen is called Launchpad and is a feature built-into macOS. First introduced in Mac OS X Lion 10.7, it displays a grid of icons corresponding to installed apps. This feature was originally ...
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How do I disable the three finger double tap to zoom gesture?

The three finger double tap to zoom is controlled in System Preferences > Accessibility > Zoom > Advanced > Controls. I suspect you have the "Use trackpad gesture to zoom" enabled. Untick it!
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Using Apple's Screen Sharing, can I redirect gestures and keys for controlling Spaces to the shared machine?

I use Better Touch Tool for this: On the remote machine I assign ^+Number, ^+Left and ^+Right to select a Mission Control screen. On the local Mac I assign ^+Space+Number, ^+Space+Left and ^+Space+...
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Using Apple's Screen Sharing, can I redirect gestures and keys for controlling Spaces to the shared machine?

Apple's Screen Sharing has very limited ability to intercept the shortcuts and direct them to the remote OS. About the best you can do is place the screen sharing window in full screen and then ...
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OSX Yosemite Can't disable four-finger swipe

I resolved this issue by keeping four-finger-swipe as the change spaces gesture, and using three-finger-swipe as my custom gesture instead.
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Restored my mac, lost a gesture

Found it. It's not a gesture but an Accessibility feature. Navigate to the screenshot shown below (System Preferences > Accessibility > Mouse & Trackpad > Trackpad Options...) and you can ...
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MacBook Pro 13” 2014 - Trackpad gestures not working after long sleep

I've recently had this issue as well. I found the temporary solution to be related to the hidd process. If you head to Activity Monitor and forcibly terminate the process (as outlined in the fifth ...
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Disable Safari from loading previous website when scrolling down with Magic Mouse

This is a feature of the Reading List in Safari, and does not occur when viewing webpages normally. Scrolling beyond the end or beginning of a page when viewing it from the Reading List will switch to ...
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Turning off the App Store gesture?

I think you're opening Slide Over multitasking on an iPad and App Store happens to be the last app you used with Slide Over. Instead of sliding from the very edge of the screen, just slide anywhere ...
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macOS: Name for app shortcut screen found by pinching with thumb and three fingers

I use this page to determine what each swipe does. What you're describing is called "Launchpad". Use Multi-Touch gestures on your Mac It looks like this when you open it: screenshot of Launchpad ...
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Switch tab in Firefox with swipe left/swipe right gestures

Previous tab: Browser:PrevTab Next tab: Browser:NextTab Reference of available commands: https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/file/tip/browser/base/content/browser-sets.inc
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What is the use for the half bottom screen mode in iPhone?

The behaviour is completely normal. If I recall correctly this feature has been introduced with the iPhone 6 due to the "big" screen size. Many people can't reach the left or right upper ...
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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?

This is a quirk of the UAX #29 standard on Unicode word segmentation boundaries. Basically, this document specifies standard rules for determining what's a "word" in a string of Unicode ...
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How to double-tap to select a word?

Although this does sound like a speed problem, have you looked at the main settings for the trackpad? That's not in Accessibility but in Trackpad > Point & Click. I would look at "click ...
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How to disable this three finger gesture for redo/undo? (iPadOS 16)

It is under the Multitasking & Gestures section of Settings.
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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?

You have two choices. Attach it to the side of the screen - which you already said you don't want to do. Disable "Displays have separate Spaces" In Mission Control. This will have the side ...
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How to select single word in URL in iOS 13?

Double tap on that word. https://www.idownloadblog.com/2019/06/14/ios-13-overview-text-editing-gestures/ says: Select a word: double-tap on it. Select a sentence: tap on the text with three ...
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Swipe between Spaces/full-screen apps: Uniform gestures for Multi-Touch Trackpad and Magic Mouse

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 ...
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Some Force Touch gestures stop working (2016 MBP 13-inch w/ Touch Bar)

I had a similar issue where three-finger-swipe gestures stopped working. Either deactivating and reactivating these gestures in the system settings or putting the Mac to sleep solved that problem. ...
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Some Force Touch gestures stop working (2016 MBP 13-inch w/ Touch Bar)

Sometimes my touchpad getting mad, click force is strange, sound is also strange and force touch isn't working mostly, till until restart. It hardly seems like a software problem, so whenever you ...
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El Capitan app/extn to allow whole-screen zoom with just trackpad

I use BetterTouchTool (BTT) for customizing a trackpad (or I did before my trackpad fell apart has yet to be replaced). I know that BTT can do what you are asking. Since it can also be used to ...
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Three finger drag not working on trackpad

yes same here. I had a senior adviser on the phone and apparently they are aware of it, and working to resolve the issue. Should be fixed in the next update.
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pinch/zoom gesture with magic mouse 2

You can double tap (not click) to smart zoom.
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How to map buttons on my mouse with AppleScript?

Karabiner, which Joonas suggested, natively has back/forward options for buttons 4 and 5. You do not have to create a xtml file. The option is under 'pointing device' > 'button to key' > 'use button 4 ...
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Did Apple remove the zooming feature from the Magic Mouse in a recent OS update?

Zooming with the Magic Mouse was switched to the "Smart Zoom" functionality done by double tapping on the mouse with one finger. More info on gestures here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204895
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Did Apple remove the zooming feature from the Magic Mouse in a recent OS update?

On Sierra i found lovely hidden options! Hold down CONTROL button to zoom the entire screen area Hold down OPTION to use a zoom tool eg photoshop
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