The Magic Mouse stands out among its brothers in that it allows you to use gestures on its surface with one or more fingers.
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To find out more about exactly what this kind of possibilities are opened with the Magic Mouse, go to the menu Apple () → System Preferences and select “Mouse”…
In this section, you can not only find out the types of gestures supported by your macOS computer, but also change them or even disable them. Mouse gestures will require the use of Magic Mouse.
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Magic Mouse gestures
Secondary click… This gesture mimics a right click. To implement it, you just need to click on the right side of the Magic Mouse surface.
Scrolling… You have to slide one finger up or down the surface of the mouse to scroll the document. This gesture replaces the use of the scroll wheel on a regular mouse.
Smart scaling. To zoom in or out on a web page or PDF document in question, simply double-tap the Magic Mouse surface with your finger.
Transition to Mission Control. To open this element of the system, it is enough to double-click on the surface of the mouse with two fingers.
Switch between full screen programs or desktops… This very useful gesture allows you to simply swipe left or right with two fingers to navigate between full-screen programs or desktops.
Navigating between pages… Swiping left or right with one finger will jump to the previous or next page in your working document.
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Programs that add new gestures to Magic Mouse
The third-party BetterTouchTool and jitouch apps make it easy to create new gestures for your Magic Mouse.
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