Quick Look Gestures In Finder Let You Navigate Like a Pro [OS X Tips] -

Quick Look Gestures In Finder Let You Navigate Like a Pro [OS X Tips] -Quick Look Gestures In Finder Let You Navigate Like a Pro [OS X Tips] -

One of my favorite things about Mac OS X Lion is the introduction of new trackpad gestures that make my computing experience a lot more efficient. One of the gestures I use the most is the new swipe gesture in Quick Look.

You access Quick Look by pressing the space bar after you’ve selected it in Finder. Once it is activated you can now use a two-fingered swiping gesture in Quick Look to navigate from the left or to the right to navigate your way through the pages in a MS Office, iWork, or PDF document. If you are viewing images in a folder you can navigate through them.

If you wish you can view the document in full screen mode. You do this by placing the mouse pointer over the document being displayed in Quick Look and then you perform a pinch apart gesture using two fingers. Leaving full screen mode is just as easy just perform a pinch together using two fingers.

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  • Brandon Dillon

    I fell in love with the Magic Mouse in 2010 when I switched to Mac, and now I’m falling in love all over again, but this time with the Magic Trackpad. 

  • Elliot George

    Yeaa. Cheers for that. I’m sure readers of COM had no idea you could do that. There really was no need to write this post, was there?

  • bigmonkeynuts

    mooooody

  • FrankMacdonald

    I just paid $ 23.86 for an iPhone and my girlfriend loves her Dell laptop that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 42 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 665 which only cost me $ 62,81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, GrabPenny.com

  • gregbraddock

    i used to be able to navigate finder windows with a 2 finger swipe (which was awesome) but it seems to have disappeared. :(

  • Brady Kenniston

    Can we get rid of these spammers?

  • Michael De

    This doesn’t even work for me, maybe because of swipe gesture settings. When I three finger swipe left/right it goes down/up the folder hierarchy instead.

  • Michael De

    This doesn’t even work for me, maybe because of swipe gesture settings. When I three finger swipe left/right it goes down/up the folder hierarchy instead.

  • lals82
  • AlbertoZermeno

    Seriously, Disqus has work to do.

  • Nigel Wickenden

    I was finding that my Magic Mouse would go all unresponsive every now and again. Bought Lion, bought a track pad, now there is magic.

  • Eduardo Martinez

    This does not work, I am using a Magic Mouse and Lion 10.7.1, am I missing something?

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David W. MartinDavid W. Martin has more than 20 years of experience in the industry as a programmer, systems and business analyst, author, and consultant. David has written for CNET's iPhoneatlas.com, MacLife.com, CultofMac.com, BYTE.com and recently for aNewDoman.net. He comes to Cult of Mac's website with deep knowledge and passion for the all things Apple. Follow David on Twitter @david_w_martin or see what he's up to now at davidwmartin.com.

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