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Hi,

I have a new MacBook (Core 2 Duo) with OS X 10.4.8. I enabled the trackpad buttons (like 2 fingers = secondary click, and dragging, and scrolling).

However, I would like to add the ability to go Back (in Finder/safari/other browsers) using the trackpad. Is there any way to do this? Do I need to install another program? If yes, does anyone know of a free program that does this?

Thanks.
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There's cmd + right and left arrow but no track pad move.
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I'm trying to figure out how to make a trackpad with only one button do more than move the pointer, click, right click and scroll in 2 dimensions. How would this work? Three fingers?
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There are many ways of implementing this.
- 3 finger tap
- alternating 2 finger click (tap one finger and immediately after tap another finger - this could work as long as you don't tap the same spot)
- 2 finger double click
- tap a certain spot on the trackpad
- maybe the one large button could detect where it was press (like the apple mouse)
- press a certain button while you x click (let's say 2 finger click)

Or maybe there is a setting somewhere that allows you to change the action of a certain type of click. For example, 2 finger click does a command + left instead of right click. If not, then maybe there is a program that allows you to do this.

There is no doubt in my mind that apple makes the best trackpad (compare to non-apple laptops), I just thought they would have add a back "button" as they are so useful.

Anyways thought I would ask.

MacsWork: Thanks. That is what I use, I was just hoping for a mouse solution as when I surf the net, my hand is on the mouse and not the keyboard.
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