Step 1: System Preferences
Click on the Apple logo in the menubar, then click on System Preferences. System Preferences contains all the settings for your Mac, apps and OS X Lion.
Step 2: Find the icon
Click on the Trackpad icon in System Preferences – this is known as a preferences pane. When you install apps, they’ll create preference panes here.
Step 3: Check Them
Trackpad settings are displayed as checkboxes; check or uncheck them to activate or deactivate features. A video description is included to help you.
Step 4: Change the gesture
Under some settings you can change the gesture that controls them. Click on the drop-down menu and choose the gesture that best suits you.
Step 5: Hover and preview
OS X Lion displays a short video animation to help you understand how to perform different gestures. Simply hover over the gesture’s name to preview.
Step 6: Different directions
Uncheck ‘Scroll direction: natural’ to revert two- finger scrolling to pre-Lion behaviour. In Lion, content follows your finger movement.
Step 7: More Gestures
Under the More Gestures tab you’ll find some of the more complex gestures. Make use of the videos to master these new features.
Step 8: Tracking Speed
Drag the Tracking Speed slider to adjust sensitivity to your finger movement. The faster on the slider, the more responsive the trackpad will be to movement.
Step 9: Magic Trackpads
If you own a Magic Trackpad, you may need to set it up by clicking ‘Set Up Bluetooth Trackpad’ in the bottom corner of the Trackpad settings window.
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