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Open Mail > Preferences > Viewing and change "Swipe Left To" from Trash to Archive (5th line down). For macOS Sierra, its a little different.


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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 faster/slower swipe of your fingers make a faster/slower fade-in. You can even stop mid-swipe to show the other screen translucently covering the present screen. ...


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You're triggering "reachability" by double tapping a Touch ID enabled home button on iPhone 6 and later. It's designed to allow you to more easily reach the top of the screen when using a larger iPhone one-handed. http://www.tekrevue.com/tip/reachability-iphone-6/


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You can use Better Touch Tool to assign custom gestures to any application. Here's an example how You this would look like in BTT (tip tap gestures to switch tabs):


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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 inspired from iOS which displays a similar grid of icons for installed apps. This gesture is pre-defined for Trackpad, and can be turned on/off under System ...


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Not truly a fix, but a possible workaround. This picture has the remote key assignments to the left, & mine to the right. By avoiding the same keys for Mission Control itself, I can get to the remote machine's 'screen list' by using Ctrl ⌃ ↑ at least & click on the one I require. It's not neat, but it does function.


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The drag gesture has migrated. It is now present in the Accessibility Preferences, Mouse & Trackpad, under Trackpad Options...


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There is no universal shortcut. In Safari, two finger swipe functions as Back-/Forward (CMD + ←|→). In Preview, it's Left/Right Page (←|→). Using keyboard shortcuts doesn't give you the nice transitional effects. You can use BetterTouchTool. It allows you to bind mouse buttons to keyboard shortcuts, either globally or on per-app basis.


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So - It appears that they did remove this feature in Yosemite.


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This functionality does exist. Please see Mail > Preferences > Viewing > "Swipe Left to:"


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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 enable dragging from there. Switch it to three finger drag and your lost functionality will be restored.


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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 option in this article from OSXDaily), the gestures should return.


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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 the next or previous item. This functionality cannot be modified.


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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 else on the screen. Start your finger somewhere on the display and Slide Over won't be opened. You can disable Slide Over completely: Settings → General → ...


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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 This is the swipe you're describing                      ...


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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 fingers. Select a paragraph: tap on the text with four fingers. Bubble menu: bring up the shortcuts menu by tapping once with three fingers. Select ...


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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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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.


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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. It turned out that the window manager "Magnet" caused the issue for me. When I quit Magnet, the problem doesn't occur anymore (Credits to minimalmo at Reddit). ...


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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 restart everything works fine. The problem occurred much less times after i did a following things: Clear NVRAM Install every available Software Updates Also make ...


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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 shortcuts like quit and spotlight will at least go to the remote as opposed to the local OS. You might want to look at other software if you run remote sessions: ...


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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 customize most other input devices (keyboard, mouse, remote, etc.) and not just a trackpad I still make use of it without a trackpad and with or without I consider it ...


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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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You can double tap (not click) to smart zoom.


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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 and 5 as back/forward'. I have only used it for 30 minutes so far, but it worked straight away by just activating those checkmarks (mouse: ttesports black v2)


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Finally, I find this by myself, and it turn out to be so easy. According to this, I find that it's right in the first picture I post in the question and it's in the top of all and default to force touch but can change to three finger tap.


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Hold down cmd# while scroling then the magic mouse zooms.


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Try the F3 button (for Exposé). Maybe you'd like the experience better. Now it is two key presses instead of needing to lift your fingers off the trackpad/ keyboard.


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You can control the animation speed by not swiping your fingers as fast. The actual code is quite tightly coupled into the OS and there's been no signs of people finding a hidden setting to speed up or even change the animations. You could also use mission control to have the screen animation come down from above if the nausea is caused by left-right visual ...


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I'm not sure if there's a plist modification you can do to alter the behaviour, but I do know that BetterTouchTool will let you replace the pinch zoom in/out gestures with custom actions. You can assign them to activate Dashboard instead of LaunchPad if you like or any number of other things. It can be a bit involved to set up, but it is very powerful in ...


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