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tal1971 Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)

I have just updated to Mavericks.

 

 

Prior to installing Mavericks, I was able to do a 3 finger swipe left or right to go back or forward in a Finder window.

 

 

After I have installed Mavericks, I can no longer do this. I have checked in System Preferences/Trackpad and the settings are exactly as they were before I updated to Mavericks.

 

 

I was wondering if anyone else has run into this issue and if so have you found of solving it.


iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9), iMac 27in Late 2012 Fusion Drive
  • Toptechnical Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)

    It works with a 2 finger swipe in safari.

  • bobbyco57 Level 4 Level 4 (1,745 points)

    You might go to Preferences>Trackpad and see if you need to reapply a custom jesture or reselect an already existing jesture option.

  • tal1971 Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)

    Toptechnical wrote:

     

    It works with a 2 finger swipe in safari.

     

    Or well at least I'm not alone with the 3 finger swipe issue.

     

    I can 2 finger swipe in Safari as well.

  • tal1971 Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)

    If I go into System Preferences and go into General for example. I can then do a 3 finger left swipe to get me back into the main System Preferences window. But I can't do a 3 finger swipe in a Finder window.

  • rockchalk76063 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    same issue. my settings are all the same as they were (system preferences>trackpad>more gestures>swipe between pages>scroll left or right with two fingers) and while i can still navigate between webpages this way...i cannot go back and forth between finder folders/subfolders like i used to be able to before the mavericks upgrade.

     

    not sure if 1) it's no longer possible (seems unlikely) 2) it's now a different sub-option that i'm not seeing or 3) it is just a bug that'll be patched shortly...just wanted to echo the sentiment/affirm that i'm having the same issue.

  • tal1971 Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)

    From someone I was talking to on another forum. They told me that the 3 finger swipe in a Finder window, has been a bug in all the Maverick beta's.

     

    I also got recommended a free Application called Better Touch Tool.

     

    By using this, I have been able to get back the 3 finger swipe in a Finder window. You can do a lot more besides with BTT, seems an excellent little Application

  • aSmilar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem here. I can do 3 finger swipe on Safari and Chrome but not in Finder window anymore after Mavericks upgrade today.

  • tal1971 Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)

    aSmilar wrote:

     

    Same problem here. I can do 3 finger swipe on Safari and Chrome but not in Finder window anymore after Mavericks upgrade today.

     

     

    A workaround for the time being, is to install the free Application "Better Touch Tool".

     

    This has allowed me to get back the 3 finger swipe functionality in Finder.

  • Livebox Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    I'm really not liking the idea of having to install a third-party workaround in order to restore a massively useful and time-saving feature.

     

    Oh no, I think Apple Feedback has a gripe on its way.

  • oriyentel37 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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.

     

    checking the box in for this feature in System Preferences seems to do absolutely nothing either.

     

    perhaps it's just a bug that can be fixed soon but this is seriously my most used gesture so it is dearly missed.

     

    i'm going to try a clean install later and see if that solves any issues.

  • West29 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    @ oriyentel37

     

    I'm on a clean install.  No joy.

  • gkbob Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It's a four finger swipe now...for some dark reason...

     

    edit: Actually, it is a four finger swipe by default now. But you can change this to a 3 finger swipe in the trackpad settngs. If you look closely the four finger swipe is a dropdown that lets you choose a number of options. this is how you can change the swipe functionality

     

    Screen Shot 2013-10-24 at 02.08.55.png

     

    Message was edited by: gkbob

  • West29 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    @gkbob

     

    I think you are showing the move between screens not to move backwards and forwards in Finder.

  • oriyentel37 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    so here's what i did to get three finger swipe to work as web navigation.

     

    • initially i had "Swipe between pages" set for three fingers and "Swipe between full-screen apps" set to four fingers.
    • i then switched "Swipe between full-screen apps" to three fingers which automatically unchecks the "Swipe between pages" box.
    • then i checked the "Swipe between pages" box again which set the web navigation to two fingers. i then confirmed that the two finger swipe did actually work as it, along with three finger, was NOT working before.
    • then i changed the "Swipe between pages" to three fingers which automatically changes the "Swipe between full-screen apps" to four fingers

     

    now everything works as it did before!!!

     

    EDIT: must note though since a lot of the comments on here are about navigating finder, i've never really used three finger gesters to navigate within finder since i almost always use column view with the arrow keys. i did test it though and it still appears that three finger gestures do not work in finder. all in all, there are a lot of areas which could use two, three, or four finger gesters to navigate from page to page in mavericks and even in previous OS X versions, most notably the Mac App Store and the iTunes stores. the solution above does however fix swiping forward and backward within Safari and Chrome.

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