It’s time for a little rant about gestures and 2-finger swiping. Lion is supposed to bring gestures to the forefront and have a gesture for just about everything. In Safari, the 2-finger swiping for back/forward is great. It works well and is not a gimmick. By the same token, since Safari is an Apple app, I would expect that 2-finger swiping for back/forward would work in other Apple apps like Finder and the App Store. In a broader sense, any Apple app that has visibly dedicated back/forward buttons should also have 2-finger swiping available.
The App Store has clear back/forward buttons in the top left corner. If I navigate into See All in the New and Noteworthy section, I would be in a hierarchy like
Home > New and Noteworthy. I should be able to, like in Safari, 2-finger swipe to the right to move up the hierarchy right back into the Home screen of the App Store.
The bigger problem is Finder. If I’m using the Finder and I drill down a six folders, I need to move quickly. There is a shortcut for back/forward in the Finder,
The shortcuts work just fine, but I thought we were trying to establish a fantastic experience with the trackpad. Apps with visible back/forward buttons also must implement 2-finger gestures to mirror the buttons.
Where is 2-finger swiping in Finder & and in the broader OSX Lion system?