Enabling multitasking gestures on the iPad | iLounge Tips

Enabling multitasking gestures on the iPad

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Tips Categories: iPad

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You know that rumor that cropped up right before the release of the third-generation iPad, about it not having a Home button? It wasn’t as silly as it sounded, thanks to Multitasking Gestures, a hidden iPad/iOS 5 feature that you can take advantage of right now. Simply open the Settings app, tap on General, and turn on the slider for Multitasking Gestures. Once it’s on, you’ll be able to use four or five fingers to pinch your way back to the Home screen, swipe up to reveal the multitasking bar, and swipe left and right between apps—no buttons required.

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I hope someone at apple realised that while they are cool in no way is it better than the home button!

Posted by Richard on March 29, 2012 at 12:19 AM (PDT)

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I’m actually taking advantage of the multitasking gesture feature a lot.  It’s faster, and looking at the home button and the gesture feature, I would say it’s a 50/50 on my end.

Posted by Dennis Stahl on March 29, 2012 at 5:26 AM (PDT)

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