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The Ultimate Guide for switching from a PC to a Mac
(Part 2 - coming soon)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Real multitouch!

I was impressed when Steve Jobs first showed the multitouch trackpads, but I really don't use it that often now that I have a MacBook Pro that can do it. A few things are wrong with how it works. It just doesn't work in enough applications to really make it useful. One thing that totally makes me hate the way it works is when it resizes icons on the desktop. I talked about a beta of Firefox that included multitouch and it helped, but I still didn't switch to it. Someone figured out what is missing and released it as a preference pane add-on. It is called MultiCluth. It lets you set what each gesture does in each application. You just have to tell the application the keyboard shortcut equivalent of what you want it to do. You can even set system-wide gestures. You can download MultiCluth free here from MacUpdate (it is in beta).

3 Comments:

Blogger Steven said...

This reminds me of when scroll-wheels first came out (I was a Windows user back then). They were awesome, but limited to only a few programs. Now they work everywhere.

I think this will be a technology that, once its common in apps, will really distinguish OS X.

November 13, 2008 at 1:09 AM  
Blogger Patrick B said...

this has been around in a decently refined state for years in many 3rd party browsers for both mac and pc.

November 13, 2008 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger GregJD said...

omg I love this application and I've only been using it to switch/open/close tabs in firefox as well as prev/next page. I can't wait to see how else I can use it in other apps.

Thanks for all the great tips.

November 13, 2008 at 4:38 PM  

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