The best Mac gestures you need to know
There’s loads of handy Mac gestures worth knowing when using a Magic Trackpad or Magic Mouse. The Mac gestures are really useful once you know them and better still they can save you time!
To begin with let’s start with Mouse gestures, for this you’ll need an Apple Magic Mouse.
To scroll simply use one finger and swipe up or down.
Go between pages
Using one finger either swipe to the left or right to present the previous or the following page.
In order to zoom in and out of a web page tap twice with one finger.
Open Mission Control
With two fingers tap twice to bring up Mission Control.
We’re now moving onto Trackpad gestures:
In order to use Trackpad gestures you’ll need a Magic Trackpad or built-in Multi-Touch trackpad.
To scroll put two fingers together and glide up, down, left or right on the trackpad.
To click just press with one finger. To right-click press with two fingers.
Go between pages
Using two fingers slide either left or right whether you want to see the next or previous page.
Zooming in or out
To zoom in or out simply use two fingers to pinch inwards or pinch outwards.
Using two fingers tap twice to zoom in or zoom out of a web page.
To rotate an image for instance, move two fingers around each other.
Show your desktop
Keeping three fingers together, spread apart your thumb and three fingers to show your desktop.
Place three fingers together and drag to pull items along on your screen. Then to drop them either tap or click in the desired place.
Put four fingers together and slide upwards to open up Mission Control.
To show Launchpad bring together your thumb and three fingers in a pinch motion.
With two fingers slide from the right to the left to bring up Notification Center.
Using three fingers tap to search. You can search for things such as a word, phone number, date or any other data.
Place four fingers together and slide downwards to view all the windows of the app you are using.
*The above images are from Apple’s website: