Mac OS X 10.7 Lion NEW Features: Multi-Touch Gestures

Now we all have acknowledged the 250+ amazing features about Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, all of which just like a stone thrown into water, right? Powerful and functional, Apple always won't let us down with its incredible products. Now we'd like to make a review of one brilliant feature of these: Multi-Touch Gestures.

Development Never Stops, so does Apple guys. Just like iOS enabling iDevices (iPhone/iPod/iPad) accessible easier, this time, Apple include the similar features to Mac, those big stuffs: multi-touch gestures available now with Lion installed, and which would definitely bring you experience of quick in some tasks.

Just like the iOS, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion hereby make users stay all the time on Apple's side. Multi-Touch gestures help you perform all tasks intuitive & direct, enjoying more fluid and realistic gesture responses just as Apple said to us, rubber-band scrolling, page and image zoom, and full-screen swiping and some other else.

However, Mac laptops like MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, since late 2008 have already included support for multi-touch gestures. And earlier models may lack complete support for multi-touch, or may not support gestures at all.

Here we continue to those gestures in details don't forget bring your Magic Mouse and trackpad along with you):

Just scroll your Mouse Now!

Want to scrolls up or down your document? Then you only need do the same with your Magic Mouse! Mac OS X 10.7 Lion here continues to support the Magic Mouse as a multi-touch device.

Now let's start our digital life with those gestures and see how they change our life slightly but efficiently:

Using three fingers:

Swiping in vertical way: Swipe up on your trackpad by placing three fingers on the multi-touch device, and dragging them upwards, then you would see every active program on your Mac.

Swiping in horizontal way: Click the top-right corner of a window opened, you will see a full screen of the application. And also you just need to swipe by placing three fingers on the multi-touch device and dragging them to the left or right, and you will switch between your active apps on the Mac. To go to the previous app, just move your fingers to left, and to the next one, move to the right.

Using two fingers:

Scrolling up and down

Once the scroll bars in Mac OS X Lion disappeared, for providing you a better view by offering more space for a windows' content to display, to do the same thing what you act with your bars, you now only need slide two fingers up or down the trackpad to scroll through documents, websites, and more by placing two fingers on the multi-touch device and drag the fingers up (scroll up) or down (scroll down).

Now to zoom

Characters too small to read? Prefer to get a closer look at a website? Then tap your multi-touch available area on the trackpad twice and you will be able to magnify the page quickly. Or placing two fingers together and then moving them apart will zoom in. Likewise, placing two fingers apart and drawing them together will zoom out.

Swipe to navigate

It's quite similar with the three-finger horizontal swipe mentioned above, you here could move your two fingers forward and back through web pages, document pages, and any application that has a page style of navigation.

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