Bye bye, mouse


It's just a larger, lovelier, portable version of the trackpad on Macbook Pros.

Let me re-phrase that - it's just a larger, lovelier, portable version of the trackpad on Macbook Pros that will up the productivity of a billion people.

I've used a Magic Trackpad at my desktop for a couple of days now. The killer gesture is the drag. Yes, it drags windows around, which is handy, but it moves anything around, such as image boundaries in 'crop' mode, and window corners to re-size the window, files or other objects from hither to thither.

Oh, oh, oh! I've just discovered the 3-finger backward-forward gesture. My life will never be the same.

Comments

Anonymous said…
when you say it drags windows around, are you saying you use it with tap to click and drag lock,or just drag windows around by physically clicking?
Mark said…
With the 3-finger drag you just position the arrow and drag - no click. Sad to say navigation, (eg previous/next) is the same gesture, so you have to decide which you want in Preferences. There's 1-finger drag, but that needs a double tap.

I now use 3-finger navigate and 1-finger drag (wit or without drag-lock to taste).

What I want is 3-finger drag without tap and 4-finger navigate .