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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!
[ July 25, 2007: Message edited by: marc weber ]
 
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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.
 
I've read about this kind of thing at the checkout counter. That's where I met this tiny ad:
Thread Boost feature
https://coderanch.com/t/674455/Thread-Boost-feature
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