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    What's Multi Touch good for?

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    What's Multi Touch good for?
    Got a new MBP with Multitouch. what are some of the advantage, programs I can use it on?

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    What's Multi Touch good for?

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    The only thing that I could see myself really using it for is to go back a page in my browser without having to actually click the button. But I have never actually tried it.
    Its time to go...

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    What's Multi Touch good for?
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    You can rotate (plant one finger and pivot the other around it), zoom (pinch) and move (swipe) between pictures in preview... and I think pinching out goes to fullscreen in Quicktime.

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    What's Multi Touch good for?

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    It is good for impressing chicks

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    What's Multi Touch good for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by goobimama View Post
    It is good for impressing chicks
    ...and nerds too!

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    What's Multi Touch good for?
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    I love multi touch so far. The best feature for me so far is using two fingers to scroll up and down websites, files, or any other windows that need to be scrolled through. It works for scrolling left to right too. Just put two fingers down and move which direction you want to scroll. Try it out, it awesome. If you use safari, use three fingers and swipe left or right, to go back or forward through websites. If you want to zoom in your screen hold control then use to fingers and swipe up to zoom in and out. I tend not to use photo rotation or anything like that, but those are cool too. If you go into setting, there are small video tutorials on how to do some of them.
    Loving my MBP more and more everyday

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    What's Multi Touch good for?

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    wtih my old mbp 2 fingers always scrolls and what not, the new 3 finger and the pinch and pull is all new... so it would not work with other browser beside safari ?

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    What's Multi Touch good for?
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    Not out of the box. Download MultiClutch though and it will. I'm using it in mozilla currently. You can also customize gestures with it, which can be handy anyway. As odd as it sounds the multitouch is one of my favorite things about my new mbp.
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    i could see multi touch being useful in maya
    for rotateing, paning and zooming
    Im thinking of leaving Bill for Steve

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    It is good for impressing chicks
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    ...and nerds too!
    Or nerdy chicks.
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    Hey all,

    I'd like to get the feedback of those of you who own a Mac (with the Multitouch feature).
    Basically I just want to know if this feature once you get to use it becomes essential in your daily use or is it more a cool & nice thing to have.

    Currently I'm owning a laptop pc and about to switch in the near future for a MB. I know that the current MB doesn't have the multitouch but if we assume that it will after the next upgrade, would you think it's worthwile to wait and have this feature? As I'm only using the trackpad on my laptop I was wondering if the multitouch could improve the usability or productivity.

    Thanks

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    What's Multi Touch good for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fidou View Post
    Hey all,

    I'd like to get the feedback of those of you who own a Mac (with the Multitouch feature).
    Basically I just want to know if this feature once you get to use it becomes essential in your daily use or is it more a cool & nice thing to have.

    Currently I'm owning a laptop pc and about to switch in the near future for a MB. I know that the current MB doesn't have the multitouch but if we assume that it will after the next upgrade, would you think it's worthwile to wait and have this feature? As I'm only using the trackpad on my laptop I was wondering if the multitouch could improve the usability or productivity.

    Thanks

    You might be better off starting your own thread instead of hijacking mine.

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    What's Multi Touch good for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by getuptogetdown View Post
    I love multi touch so far. The best feature for me so far is using two fingers to scroll up and down websites, files, or any other windows that need to be scrolled through. It works for scrolling left to right too. Just put two fingers down and move which direction you want to scroll. Try it out, it awesome. If you use safari, use three fingers and swipe left or right, to go back or forward through websites. If you want to zoom in your screen hold control then use to fingers and swipe up to zoom in and out. I tend not to use photo rotation or anything like that, but those are cool too. If you go into setting, there are small video tutorials on how to do some of them.
    Technically, all of those abilities except for the three finger back/forward in Safari are not due to MultiTouch, but rather due to it being a sensibly functional laptop. These abilities are present even in my 18 month old MBP.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fidou View Post
    Currently I'm owning a laptop pc and about to switch in the near future for a MB. I know that the current MB doesn't have the multitouch but if we assume that it will after the next upgrade, would you think it's worthwile to wait and have this feature? As I'm only using the trackpad on my laptop I was wondering if the multitouch could improve the usability or productivity.
    IMHO, it's doubtful that the MultiTouch will be included in the next refresh of the MB, so I don't think it's safe to assume that at all. Since they didn't include it in the previous revision of the MBs, my feeling is that they're treating MultiTouch as a "pro" feature. I could be wrong, but I'm merely saying that the assumption isn't sound. I'd get the MB now if you want one. I don't have the new features on my old MBP, and I get along just fine.

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    What's Multi Touch good for?

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    The MB already has the two finger scroll and right click which is all you need really. That pinching and zooming can only go so far. I'd say go for the MB while you need it. If however you are not in a hurry you could wait (Have the MBs gone 45nm penryn yet?).

    @dannieboyz: He is certainly not hijacking your thread which has been dead for like two months now.

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    What's Multi Touch good for?
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    Didn't know about the quicktime trick to go to full screen i'll be using that one a lot now. I use it in iPhoto to zoom when fixing red eye and also the three finger swipe for the browser and in finder to go back and forth through the pages or folders.

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