Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2012 2:50 PM (in response to tarap303)
Have the same problem - only cured by a restart.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2012 7:20 PM (in response to tarap303)
Yeh exactly the same problem. Has only started happening since I upgraded from Lion to Mountain Lion, and only after the laptop was on 'standby'. restart fixes it but there's no way I'm going to restart my computer every time just so i can four-finger swipe
Currently Being ModeratedAug 31, 2012 2:02 PM (in response to tarap303)
You can temporarily fix this bug by launching terminal and typing "Killall Dock" return.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 31, 2012 3:00 PM (in response to Noiseboy2006)
How long is "temporarily" and are there any other indirect effects from "Killall Dock"?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 1, 2012 1:13 AM (in response to ROBERT MORAN2)
"Temporarily" is until it hapens again.
"Killall Dock" is not as dramatic as it sounds. It just closes the dock app which then restarts automaticaly.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 1, 2012 3:33 AM (in response to Noiseboy2006)
killall Dock didn't work for me.
I tried to log out/in, and now the problem switched from four-finger gestures to simple tap: I can't drag windows or select text by double tap+hold anymore, I need to click+hold.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 9, 2012 9:36 AM (in response to miav)
Kill all Dock worked for me aswell,
I cant do it everytime my mac goes to sleep!
Anyone knows if there is an update coming soon to fix this issue?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2013 10:11 PM (in response to tarap303)
I'm also experiencing this and have been for a long time.
I even performed a clean installation and it started happening within a few days.
We've been through 10.8.0 / 10.8.1 / 10.8.2 / 10.8.3 / 10.8.4 / 10.8.5 and still no fix for this?
And yes, I did submit a bug report.
Also, the textbox in this site is broken, if you type too fast it jumps to the previous line and starts deleting what you wrote.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2014 1:27 AM (in response to tarap303)
I found a good set of solutions here, which is much easier that Kill All:
I quote the main part here:
As an alternative to restarting, you can launch activity monitor and quit the dock. The dock will automatically relaunch and everything should be back to normal. Another less obtrusive fix that appears to work for most folks with this issue is to set a hot corner that activates the screen saver. You can set this up via the screen saver control panel. When you encounter the issue again, just move the cursor to the hot corner to activate the screen saver. No need to let the screen saver completely load. Just activate the hot corner and once the screen goes black and starts loading the screen saver, just swipe or click to abort loading and all gestures should be back to normal.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2014 3:39 AM (in response to tarap303)
Have a look at this: