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Hello! I find it a bit hard to explain the problem I'm having. I have a macbook, latest version, and i have that trackpad with no real buttons and the gestures and such. The problem I'm having is I can't use any of the gestures, like the two fingers swipe down to scroll down, and pinch to zoom. It works if I only use one finger on the trackpad. I tried wiping it and my wrists aren't on the trackpad. Does anyone know whats wrong?
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Are the gestures enabled in the System Preferences>Trackpad?

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Did you turn on any of the multi-finger gestures for the trackpad?

Go to System Preferences > Trackpad and make sure the gestures you're trying to do are checked.


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Yes they are. After I restarted it twice it started working again. Is that normal?
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So the gestures are turned on and yet they sometimes don't work for you?

Maybe if you try repairing disk permissions via Disk Utility.

Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility

And while you're in Disk Utility after the disk permissions are repaired it would also be a good idea to verify the disk just to be sure.


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