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osx lion - how do I go back one page using a gesture?

2-fingered swipe used to go backward or forward in Mac Snow Leopard, but it doesn't work now that I moved to Lion.

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Re: osx lion - how do I go back one page using a gesture?

System preferences -> Trackpad -> More gestures

Make sure "Swipe between pages" is checked, and you can change the gesture in the drop down box to what you want it to be.

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Re: osx lion - how do I go back one page using a gesture?

Thanks for your suggestion but that doesn't seem to work. That was the first place that I went to look and everything was checked. Just doesn't work but it does work in Safari.

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Re: osx lion - how do I go back one page using a gesture?

If you are lucky Firefox may become more compatible with Lion, the tech guys know about the problem, but I am not sure what they are doing.

Keep an eye on other threads for any news e.g.

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Re: osx lion - how do I go back one page using a gesture?

That's odd...I've been using Firefox, and it works for me. Did you change the options in the dropdown box in the Swipe between pages box? (see picture)

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Re: osx lion - how do I go back one page using a gesture?

@ejhutch9125 ... What version of FF are you using? And you're on os X 10.7 ?

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Re: osx lion - how do I go back one page using a gesture?

Firefox 5.0.1, OS X 10.7, 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 Macbook Pro

New User

Re: osx lion - how do I go back one page using a gesture?

Did you guys also change the swipe between full-screen apps option to be something other than "swipe with three fingers"? I don't know if that makes a difference, but just a thought...

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Re: osx lion - how do I go back one page using a gesture?

@ejhutch9125 I have that selected. It only works with Safari not FireFox...Bummer. But I think they are working on it and we will be good to go soon.

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Re: osx lion - how do I go back one page using a gesture?

Ok I figured it out! You have to go to system preferences

  • Select Trackpad
  • Make sure that swipe between pages is selected
  • Underneath Swipe between pages will be a drop down menu(by default this is set to "Scroll left or right with 2 fingers" Change this to either of the other 2 choices, You will now be able to use it like you could before in snow leopard, KEEP IN MIND that you have to use 3 fingers to navigate foward and backward between pages