MacMost Now 582: Lion Gestures

Get to know the new Lion gestures. You can use a trackpad on a recent MacBook or a Magic Trackpad to navigate around in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. You can also do some gestures with a Magic Mouse. See where to enable and customize gestures.

Comments: 16 Responses to “MacMost Now 582: Lion Gestures”

    Phyllis S.
    8 years ago

    I downloaded Lion Wednesday night. I knew i could count on your videos to make it all clear and easy! Thanks!

      Nick M.
      8 years ago

      Ditto.

    Nina
    8 years ago

    I notice that all these gestures are listed under preferences;trackpad even in Snow Leopard. Was that Apple just getting ready for Lion? OR can I use these gestures in SL?

      8 years ago

      They are not the same, for obvious reasons. No Mission Control in Snow Leopard, etc. But Apple did add gestures to Snow Leopard over time. And especially when the Magic Trackpad was released.

    Suzanne
    8 years ago

    I have a desktop iMac that I have no intention of replacing anytime soon. I upgraded to Snow Leopard in order to get the “cloud” options with Lion, but now I’m wondering if I even want Lion. I can’t see ANY need for gestures with a desktop, especially since I will need a new, non-wired, mouse to do them. Why DO I want Lion???

      8 years ago

      Check Apple’s site for a long list of new features in Lion. Maybe Mission Control (my favorite)? Or Versions? Or Full Screen apps? Lots to like.

    Ken Brussack
    8 years ago

    I have an iPhone 3GS with the latest update and Snow Leopard.
    Would I be correct to say that I will NOT be able to use iCloud with my current setup?
    Appreciate it.

      8 years ago

      iCloud will require iOS 5 (not out yet) and Lion. As long as you update your 3Gs to iOS 5, and you update your Mac to Lion, you should be able to use it. We won’t know anything for sure until iCloud is released — who knows, there may be some features not available to the 3Gs.

    Phil Rodokanakis
    8 years ago

    Gary: Thanks for making the Guide to MAC OS X Lion Gestures available–that is a great reference chart!

    Has Apple changed something in Mail? I just can’t get any of zoom in gestures to work in Mail. I’m pretty sure I was able to zoom in on messages in Leopard. What has changed in Lion that prevents us from being able to zoom in when reading messages? Do I need to adjust a setting (which I’ve looked for but can’t find) or is this a bug of some sort that will hopefully be fixed soon?

    Thanks again for all the info you provide us with in your insightful videos and newsletters.

      8 years ago

      I guess it just doesn’t work in Mail. Command++ and Command+- still work, though.

    Kevinthenurse
    8 years ago

    I only have 1 issue with lion. Now I have to resize the screen on EVERY page. Any fix for this?

      8 years ago

      Can you provide more details. Resize what screen? Do you mean window? For which app?

    Pascal
    8 years ago

    Hi Gary,
    Do you know of a setting regarding the drag-lock that was available in the past?
    I am dragging a range of cells in Excel for Mac 2011 but run into the edge of the trackpad. Any ideas?
    Thanks!

      Pascal
      8 years ago

      Never mind, is just found a message somewhere stating that is under Universal Access.

        Pascal
        8 years ago

        Mind again, the option is there, but it doesn’t seem to work. Does it work for you, and how?

          Pascal
          8 years ago

          NEVER mind, again, seems logical: thumbs press-hold on the left bottom of the trackpad, drag with a finger to select the area and then release the thumbs when done. Why couldn’t I figure it out at first?
          (Please disregard the final question.. and all of the above also actually)

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