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luddite alert - two fingered trackpadding

 
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I just learned about special things OS X lets you do by using two fingers on your trackpad. Did you guys all know about this stuff or is this cool news for anyone?
 
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I guess this makes me an inbred luddite. It all sounds mighty complicated -- using 2 fingers and all -- but I would like to make some sense of it.

Seriously, I don't know anything about this.
 
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I just found these...

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20070707202800137

http://osxdaily.com/2007/02/20/two-must-know-usability-tips-for-mac-laptop-users/

http://lifehacker.com/software/mac-os-x/mac-tip--zoom-into-any-area-on-the-screen-255361.php

Of course, I'm stuck at work using a ridiculous Windows machine now, but I'm anxious to try these tonight!
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Everyone knows that you can only use a one-button mouse on a Mac, and that you can only use one finger on the trackpad.

And there is no software for the Mac.

And Apple is dying.

[For the sarcasm-challenged, that was all very tongue-in-cheek!]
 
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P.S. And yes, I knew about the 2-finger feature... tres cool!
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I knew about the scrolling (it even works for scrolling in the Firefox tab bar, which I think is amazingly useful). But I didn't know about the zoom thing.
 
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Originally posted by marc weber:
I'm stuck at work using a ridiculous Windows machine now



Neener neener neener! As I type this on my MacBook Pro!




(Seriously, you have all the commisserations that you rightly deserve. I thank my lucky stars daily that I was able to convince my boss to let me use OS X.)
 
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Cool stuff!
I have to come back to this next week, by when, hopefully, I have my first Apple notebook

Oh, and I found PragMactic OS-Xer today while surfing. Should be a good start!
 
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Whoa... Zooming with Ctrl+(2-finger trackpad) is way cool!

Is there a comprehensive list of these features anywhere? All I've been able to find is isolated tips posted randomly about the net.
 
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