The utility of the Magic mouse as an accessory is well known to MacBook users. It not only make things easier for you but also make your experience a lot smoother. Though it can’t be customized much, the device supports all the basic Magic mouse gestures you can use to get most of your work done. Here’s how you can use some of the basic gestures to perform quick actions and extend the efficacy of the mouse furthermore.
Different types of Magic Mouse gestures you should know
Before you get started and perform useful actions, it’s worth taking a second to pause and learn some of the basic Magic Mouse gestures. That will leave you with more time to focus on the things that matter to you. Plus, you won’t have to settle for a subpar computer mouse experience. Check out the list of different types of Magic Mouse gestures supported on your MacBook.
- Secondary click (right-click)
- Smart zoom
- Mission Control
- Swipe between full-screen apps
- Swipe between pages
Note – You can turn a gesture off, change the type of gesture, and learn which gestures work with your MacBook. Just go to Apple Menu > select System preferences > Mouse.
How do I use Magic Mouse gestures?
As a user, the first difficult choice you have to make is whether to use a wired or a wireless mouse. However, if you dislike the idea of having cables all-around your desk, a wireless mouse should be a no-brainer.
1] Secondary click (right-click) – Click the right side of the mouse.
2] Scroll – slide one finger up or down to scroll.
3] Smart zoom – just double-tap with one finger to zoom in and back out of a webpage or PDF.
4] Mission Control – double-tap with two fingers to open Mission Control. This mode offers a bird’s-eye view of all your open windows, desktop spaces, and any apps in full screen or Split View.
5] Swipe between full-screen apps – swipe left or right with two fingers to move between desktops and full-screen apps.
6] Swipe between pages – swipe left or right with one finger to show the previous or next page.
Can I add more gestures to Magic Mouse?
Currently, Apple only allows users to change the type of gesture or turn a gesture off. However, you can use third-party utilities like BetterTouchTool. It is a great, feature-packed app that allows you to customize various input devices on your Mac and supports a growing list of actions to automate almost any task.