Apple just released a new, dedicated trackpad to be used with desktop systems. This reminded me that I always forget all the options available on my Macbook Pro trackpad, so I decided to put together a list of them.
Show the Desktop
Swipe four (4) fingers upward. This invokes the Expose feature that shows your desktop.
Show All Open Windows
Swipe four (4) fingers downward. This invokes the Expose feature that shows all open application windows.
Swipe four (4) fingers left or right. This invokes the alt-tab menu and allows you to select which app to switch to your desired app via a single-finger click.
Pinch and Expand
Pinch and expand two (2) fingers (like on the iPhone). This will do a number of zoom-related things–depending on which application you’re currently in, e.g. it will zoom in and out of images, increase or decrease the size of thumbnails, and increase or lower the size of text within your browser.
Rotate two (2) fingers clockwise or counter-clockwise. If you’re in any sort of photo-based app it should rotate your image.
Forward and Back
Swipe three (3) fingers left or right. This will perform the same function as if you had hit the back or forward button on your browser.
Scroll Up and Down
Scroll up and down with two (2) fingers.
Adjust Text Size
Pinch and expand two (2) fingers (like on the iPhone). This will increase or lower the text
If you know of any others that should be added to the list, please let me know in the comments. ::