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Hour 11. Working with Multitouch and Ges... > Introduction to Multitouch on Mac OS...

Introduction to Multitouch on Mac OS X Lion

Whether you’re using a Magic Mouse, a wireless trackpad, or the built-in trackpad from a Macbook Pro or Macbook Air, Mac OS X Lion has full support for multitouch built in.

To see the kind of gestures available with your particular device, open up System Preferences and then choose Trackpad. Here you will see all the different kinds of gestures available. Each of the gestures comes with a handy little video demonstrating the gesture as it appears on your device and the visual effect it might have on an application or an application’s content.

Some of the gestures available are

Scrolling—By dragging two fingers up or down across the surface of the trackpad, you can scroll content. A change from Mac OS X Snow Leopard to Lion is that the default scrolling direction has changed. The new direction, called “natural,” allows content to move in accordance with your fingers the way scrolling works on the iPhone or iPad.


  

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