2529 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 21, 2009 8:42 PM by Andrew Stiles
Open System Preferences/Keyboard&Mouse/Trackpad and see if the if there is an option to toggle gestures on and off. You should have the multi-touch pad...
"You can, however, still turn certain gestures on and off, such as single-tap for click and double-finger tap for secondary click." <--- from: <a class="jive-link-external-small" href="http://">http://www.macworld.com/article/136793/bookofmacbook.html
If only it were that simple. There isn't anywhere in system preferences to turn gestures off completely.
My problem is most prevalent when working in photoshop, which I do a lot. CS4 has a new function that lets you rotate your canvas on the fly to see your work from different 'angles.' It takes advantage of the rotate gestures. Unfortunately, I am constantly, accidentally rotating and it's gotten very frustrating. I also occasionally have a problem in Safari where I accidentally zoom instead of scroll and blow everything up.
I was hoping there was a plug in, a preference pane or a terminal line i could use to toggle on and off.
I've read posts on this topic of late. If you do a search here in the forums, use keywords like:
gesture, trackpad, scroll... you'll see what I'm talking about. Hopefully Apple will come up with a solution soon. Meantime, you can send feedback to Apple here: