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Three finger swipe no longer works on Mavericks

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  • Livebox Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Oct 24, 2013 6:09 AM (in response to tal1971)

    Point well-made and well-taken, tal1971.

    tal1971 wrote:


    Neither am I, but in the meantime if a third party workaround works, its better than losing the functionality altogether

     

    I guess I'm a classic case of cutting my own nose off to spite my face and all that!

     

    I shall at least investigate this Better Touch Tool that you've recommended but in the meantime I've delivered my moan here:

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html

    MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.7.3), 4GB RAM - GeForce 8600M (512MB) GT
  • Timbuktu Level 3 Level 3 (650 points)
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    Oct 27, 2013 4:14 PM (in response to oriyentel37)

    oriyentel37 wrote:

     

    same issue. upgraded from Mountain Lion, before had no issue, and now i can't go back or forward with three finger. in fact, can't even use two fingers......

     

     

    I have a possible fix for the 2 finger scroll; I had a similar issue not being able to scroll at all in the Finder with both Trackpad and Mouse wheel. I used TinkerTool and Onyx to tweak some hidden OS settings (enabled Quit in Finder amongst others) and undoing the tweaks fixed my scrolling issues.

     

     

    So I am wondering if anyone else used 3rd party Finder tweaking that now possibly interferes with Maverick's Finder?

  • Livebox Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Oct 28, 2013 1:37 PM (in response to Timbuktu)

    I have also used Titanium's Onyx for a few little tweaks although I'm not convinced that's the issue.

     

    Unfortunately, Onyx is currently incompatible with Mavericks but the developers are working on it.

     

    I'll test your theory out in due course, Timbuktu.

  • Timbuktu Level 3 Level 3 (650 points)
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    Oct 28, 2013 8:14 PM (in response to Livebox)

    TinkerTool was just updated and works with 10.9. It will let you reset Finder to its default settings. As I said, it fixed my Finder issues which was not being able to scroll in any Finder window at all.

  • sharmarr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 29, 2013 5:42 AM (in response to tal1971)

    Anyone, solved this problem ?

  • JLFaria Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 29, 2013 8:19 AM (in response to tal1971)

    AFTER TWO DAYS WITH APPLE SUPPORT I FIGURED THIS ONE OUT.  When you install Mavericks, it adds more gesture commands and changes three finger swipe to four finger to accomodate three finger drag. Anytime three finger drag is checked on the first tab of trackpad preferences, it auto changes swipe on the third tab to "four" fingers.

     

    Uncheck three finger drag on the first tab and then use the tiny pull down on swipe in the gestures tab and re-select "three" finger swipe. Remember, if you ever check the three finger drag on the point and click tab, it will atuomatically switch from three to four on the gestures tab for swipe.

  • MikeProcter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 29, 2013 8:49 AM (in response to tal1971)

    I have never had 3 finger drag checked and that work around did not work for me.

     

    The applecare engineer didn't know about this until I toild him. Then he googled it and found this thread!!!

     

    I asked him to report it but also as many people as possible need to send a bug report to apple as possible.

     

    Safari 2 finger swipe works the wrong way round for me - to go back, I swipe to the right. To go forwards, I swipe to the left. The oposite to what it did in 10.8 or before.

     

    So, swipe works....

     

     

    BUT NOT IN FINDER......Apple PLEASE FIX.

  • mr.spoon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 30, 2013 2:04 AM (in response to tal1971)

    I was having this issue as well, and I found that resetting the PRAM solved it.

     

    From Apple's support:

    To reset your computer’s PRAM:

    1. Shut down the computer.
    2. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4.
    3. Turn on the computer.
    4. Immediately press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.Continue holding the keys down until the computer restarts, and you hear the startup sound for the second time.
    5. Release the keys.
  • canecaster Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 30, 2013 10:11 AM (in response to tal1971)

    Resetting the PRAM didn't do anything for me.  Still no swipe navigation in Finder.

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