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3 finger backswipe not working on safari

618 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 17, 2013 10:05 PM by dcmaccer RSS
moh2o Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Feb 21, 2013 7:32 PM


Well besides the 3 finger backswipe not working very well, and tempermental at best. Safari has also not been able to load certain pages (my firefox does just fine) , it has also been suuuuperr slowwwww. And just in general not working well at all. In other words it's been crappy.


So, uh, whats up with Safari.


I already did a permissions repair, and a 'Safari Reset' (multiple times), finishing always with a clean restart of the machine.


I do have snow leopard still, as my os (10.6.8). I have a macbook pro, 7.1


So hey everybody whats up with Safari, anyone know how to fix this?

Do I need to uninstall Safari and reload it? Is that possible?


Please only answer if you really know what is going on with safari, thanks



MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Aluminum Macbook pro 7.1
  • ryanfromoklahoma city Calculating status...
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    Mar 16, 2013 7:01 AM (in response to moh2o)

    Same problem for me in Mountain Lion. I just upgraded a few weeks ago. Good luck getting Apple to acknowledge this as "their fault."


    Sometimes they just randomly fix things like this without ever acknowledging that it affected their entire user base previously. For me, sometimes 3-finger swipes work, and sometimes they don't. I haven't identified what circumstances make the difference, but I am getting upset pretty consistently.


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  • dcmaccer Calculating status...
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    Jun 17, 2013 10:05 PM (in response to moh2o)

    My first post.  I too was searching and I did try a lot of posters' (good) solutions, but none of them worked for me.  For me, the solution was accidental and perhaps too simplistic, but it solved the problem in my case.


    Three-finger swipe was not going to other Safari pages as well as not going to other applications (such as EXCEL).  My solution: you have to make sure that the pages are fully the top right corner (for example in Safari), there are 2 diagonally-positioned arrows and pointing away from each on that to expand fully onto the screen.  Once I did that, I was able to do the 3-finger swipe and go to other Safari pages as well as other applications.


    Good luck!


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