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Why don't my magic mouse gestures work in 'Finder?'

1237 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 15, 2012 8:44 PM by silvergc RSS
JONICKO Calculating status...
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Sep 25, 2012 9:29 AM

When I had SNOW LEOPARD my magic mouse gestures worked in all my apps. Now it seems with MOUNTAIN LION gestures are useful only in Safari. And the two finger tap or whatever for mission control doesn't work. Anyone else have the same issue?

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • ptrott Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 13, 2012 7:16 AM (in response to JONICKO)

    NONE of my gestures work. I can't scroll, right-click or anything. I've checked my mouse prefs, reset the PRAM and restarted multiple times. I also plugged in a Mighty Mouse (the one with the small scroll button) and nothing works with that either.


    2.66 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon Mac Pro, Magic Mouse

    OS X 10.8.2

  • silvergc Level 3 Level 3 (750 points)
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    Oct 13, 2012 1:50 PM (in response to JONICKO)

    The gestures work just fine for my MacBook Pro and my son's new iMac.  Check you settings for the mouse and see if the gestures are all turned on/enabled.


    BTW, double-tap zoom only works if the object is zoomable, i.e. an image or webpage.  The finder window text is not a zoomable object.



    Gestures are not specific to any one application, they are part of OS-X. 

  • silvergc Level 3 Level 3 (750 points)
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    Oct 15, 2012 8:44 PM (in response to JONICKO)

    OK, now you have me confused.  I'm not knowledgable on Snow Leopard.  When you say go back a page, I assume you are meaning to return to the previous level of hierarchy in Finder.  Am I correct?  Its what you can also use the back arrow for, right?


    I guess I never would have even thought to use a gesture for that, and as far as I can tell you are correct.


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