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4 Vital Mac Trackpad Gestures For Safari

Apple Mac products and tools always aim to go above and beyond. Despite there being many great internet browsers around, Apple’s own creation Safari teamed up with the awesome Lion OS X multi-touch gestures makes it the best browser for Mac users.

Creating its own little language the new multi-touch commands allows you to scroll, tap and swipe your way around the world wide web almost effortlessly. No more boring time consuming scrolling up to tool bars and selecting from drop down menus – few!

If you already own a glossy iPad, iPod touch or iPhone then no doubt you will already be familiar with the codes.

If not here are the four key Multi-Touch Gestures to master…

 

Swipe to Navigate

mac multi touch gesturesInstead of having to click on the forward and back buttons to get to previous pages, like a magazine with a simple swipe action you can flick through webpages instantly. To do this just gently swipe two fingers across your track pad in the direction of the page you wish to revisit. Left – right to go back in time and bring up the last page you were on or right – left to go forward.

 

Pinch to Zoom

Mac trackpad safariI’ve cleared my desk, got a fresh pad of paper, a pen that actually woks and a hot cup of tea and sat down to work only to realize i’ve forgotten my glasses! Well with this pinch to to zoom gesture it wouldn’t even matter if you have sat on and shattered your reading glasses as you can instantly magnify and minimize text and images with this simple motion. Using your thumb and forefinger pinch together to minimize the content or open them up to to helpfully magnify.

 

Scrooling with Fingers

Mac trackpad gesturesThis is the hand gesture I without doubt use the most – scrolling. Clicking and holding the scroll bar as the side of the screen is thankfully now a thing of the past. Using two fingers. gently swipe them up or down on your trackpad to make browsing web pages much more natural.

 

Tap to Zoom in

Trackpad for safariAlternatively to pinching like crab you can instantly magnify any section of text with a double tap. Once hovered over the area you wish to see close up, using two fingers gently double tap in the center of your trackpad to home in on the area. To reset double tap once again to set the content back to the original size.

Sophie Tucker

Sophie Tucker

Chef Author at MacNerdy.com
Hi I'm Sophie, Chef Author at Macnerdy.com I'm a self proclaimed Mac Nerd and try and make it my job to know the latest tips and tricks for my readers. So whether you are a budding Mac geek, or a full blown enthusiast, I hope my guides can get you through smoothly 🙂
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Hi I'm Sophie, Chef Author at Macnerdy.com I'm a self proclaimed Mac Nerd and try and make it my job to know the latest tips and tricks for my readers. So whether you are a budding Mac geek, or a full blown enthusiast, I hope my guides can get you through smoothly :)