Lion has much to recommend it, and on my Mid 2010 MBP it is faster than SL ever was....the zoom feature you mention is still there, and in the beginning when I started using Lion I found that zoom disappeared sometimes...BTW, after 3 months, this no longer happens. A quick and painless workaround for this issue is to activate one of your hot corners...when the zoom feature gets "stuck" just activate a hot corner momentarily, and zoom will appear again...no logging out or restarting. In time this issue goes away.
This just *****. I don't like Lion so far. Have been using Snow 10.6.8 without any glitches for a long time now. I installed Lion and just the zoom feature not being there all the time was enough for me to go back to 10.6.8.
Gestures in a laptop don't make any sense in my opinion. This whole iOS wanna be thing on more serious platforms like Macbook Pro (mine) and Mac Pro is useless.
I also noticed Lion is a lot slower than 10.6.8 and it takes all the disk space for its auto-save function. For people like me that use the machine for multi-track music recording that's a no-no. Even with 8Gb of RAM and SSD hard drive, Lion is plenty slow compared to Snow Leopard.
But anyways, I use this control-two finger zoom feature all the time, and when it didn't work on Lion, I didn't hesitate in rolling back to 10.6.8.
Full screen control 2 finger scrolling Zoom in on Mac Lion 10.7.3
I had this problem too, and I just figured it out. If you go to
- system preferences,
- Universal Access
Turn Zoom from OFF to ON, and then go to "Options..." under zoom, and enable (check) "Use scroll wheel with modifier keys to zoom". it will have the symbol "^" meaning "control".
Now if you hold down "control" and scroll with 2 fingers, you should have full screen zoom.
This worked for me:
1. Go to System Preferences>Universal Access
2. Turn Zoom on
3. On the same window, click "Options"
4. Check the box: "Use scroll wheel with modifier keys to zoom"
5. Set the "modifier key" to Control (by clicking on the text box and pressing Control)
6. Click Done
If it doesn't, change the "modifier key" (i.e. the little text box) to "Command" and then back to "Control" and press "Done"
Just upgraded to Mountain Lion and noticed the control+2 finger zoom was gone.
- System preferences, accessibility, zoom, "use Scroll gesture with modifier key to zoom", check the box and be sure ^Control" is selected.
Leave that area and it appears actuated and you can now control+2 Finger zoom again.
I really got used to that and didn't see that solution here.