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My New Mac, Lion Edition by Wallace Wang

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Using the Trackpad

It takes some time to get used to the trackpad. But you may find it’s easier to use than a mouse after a little practice. Let’s try out the most common gestures on a web page in Safari, Apple’s web browser.

  1. Drag a single finger on the trackpad until it is right over the Safari icon on the Dock.

  2. Press down until you feel a click and then let go (this is equivalent to clicking with a mouse). The Safari web browser appears.

  3. Drag a single finger until your cursor is over the Address bar and click again. Type a newspaper’s website like nytimes.com or wjs.com, then press enter. The page loads on your screen, as shown in Figure 2-1.

    Safari supports most of the trackpad’s finger gestures.

    Figure 2-1. Safari ...

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