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The trackpad of a MacBook is a wonderful thing. You can do a lot of stuff if you know the trackpad shortcuts off the top of your head. But with so many gestures, it can be a bit hard to remember all of them. So, here’s a nifty list for you to remember.
MacBook trackpad gestures
Tap with two fingers.
Slide two fingers up or down.
- Zoom in/out:
Pinch with two fingers to zoom in or out.
- Swipe between pages:
Swipe left or right with two fingers to switch to previous or next page.
- Swipe between apps:
Swipe three or four fingers left or right to switch between full-screen apps and desktop
- Open Launchpad:
Pinch three fingers and thumb.
- Show desktop:
Spread three fingers and thumb.
- Show all the apps you’re using:
Swipe down with four fingers.
- Show mission control:
Swipe up with four fingers.
- Rotate an object:
Move a thumb and a finger around an object (like photo) to rotate it.
- Smart zoom:
Double tap to automatically zoom to a specific part on a webpage or in a PDF file.
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