Cheatsheet to your MAC Trackpad


The MAC Ways” is an attempt to make it easy for new MAC users who have Windows experience. In the coming weeks, I’ll post the most sought after Mac queries for the new Mac Users. If you want to read other blogs in the series, here are the links:

  1. The Mac Ways
  2. MAC Address Book
  3. Uninstalling Applications on MAC
  4. Installing Applications on MAC
  5. What is my MAC OS Version
  6. CTRL + ALT + DEL on MAC
  7. Where is my Library Folder on MAC?

Let’s get on with this brand new topic for the blog – Uncover your trackpad/magic mouse’s capabilities and use it to it’s full potential.

Use Multi-Touch gestures on your Mac

With a Multi-Touch trackpad or Magic Mouse, you can tap, swipe, pinch, or spread one or more fingers to perform useful actions.

Trackpad gestures

For more information about these gestures, choose Apple menu () > System Preferences, then click Trackpad. You can turn a gesture off, change the type of gesture, and learn which gestures work with your Mac.


Tap to click
Tap with one finger to click.

Right Click
Click or tap with two fingers.


Smart zoom
Double-tap with two fingers to zoom in and back out of a webpage or PDF.

Scroll
Slide two fingers up or down to scroll.


Zoom in or out
Pinch with two fingers to zoom in or out.

Rotate
Move two fingers around each other to rotate a photo or other item.


Swipe between pages
Swipe left or right with two fingers to show the previous or next page.

Open Notification Center
Swipe left from the right edge with two fingers to show Notification Center.


Show desktop
Spread your thumb and three fingers apart to show your desktop.

Launchpad
Pinch your thumb and three fingers together to display Launchpad.


Mission Control
Swipe up with four fingers to open Mission Control.

Swipe between full-screen apps
Swipe left or right with four fingers to move between desktops and full-screen apps.


Mouse gestures

For more information about these gestures, choose Apple menu () > System Preferences, then click Mouse. There you can turn a gesture off, change the type of gesture, and learn which gestures work with your Mac. Mouse gestures require a Magic Mouse.


Right Click
Click the right side of the mouse.

Scroll
Slide one finger up or down to scroll


Smart zoom
Double-tap with one finger to zoom in and back out of a webpage or PDF.

Mission Control
Double-tap with two fingers to open Mission Control.


Swipe between full-screen apps
Swipe left or right with two fingers to move between desktops and full-screen apps.

Swipe between pages
Swipe left or right with one finger to show the previous or next page.


Hope you’ve learnt a few new tricks today. Let me know if you have a specific question and I’ll be happy to help!


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Source: apple.com

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