Lightroom: Use two finger scroll on trackpad to adjust sliders

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I would love it if I could just use a two finger swipe (on macbook pro) to move the adjustment sliders.

ie. without clicking and dragging - just hover the pointer over the relevant slider and then use the two finger scroll to move the slider left or right. I find that I keep making accidental movements when i use dragging. This could make it much easier to make fine movements and accurate adjustments.
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Ooooooh yes Ben! And desktop users could use the Magic Trackpad to get the same feature. I wonder if there's any software that can remap the controls of the two-finger swipe - if so, you could set it to the up and down keyboard commands to get the same result. I just tried MultiClutch but couldn't get that to work, but there may be another alternative. In the meantime I use a dial to move the sliders - a Contour ShuttlePro in my case, but the dial on the Wacom Intuos could work too.
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Is there a two-finger swipe? I am only aware of a 3-finger swipe?

Of course you can always click, hold and scrub on the number value of the slider. I know it is not as elegant or fun as the swipe but it accomplishes the same purpose.
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2, 3 & 4 finger gestures are supported on the mac trackpads and they are all customisable in preferences.

I've just worked out that if you hold the pointer over the number value next to the slider you can use the up & down arrows on the keyboard to make incremental adjustments (not sure if this is what you are referring to Rick). This is great as I've found it difficult to make fine adjustments dragging with the trackpad or mouse.

I'm quite new to LR so I'm still figuring this stuff out.

Cheers
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Ben,

The only two-finger gesture of which I am aware is the vertical scroll. My control panel for the trackpad doesn't list a two-finger horizontal movement.

The adjustment method, while and excellent way to work, was not what I was referring to. You can mouse over the numerical value of a slider, The icon will change to a two-headed arrow. Click and drag right or left to set set the slider value. It is a larger target area than the slider control so I use it often-especially on laptops.

If you want a fine adjustment you can hold your finger vertical, push down and rock it back and forth without moving the finger across the surface.
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On my Macbook Pro there's a 2 finder horizontal scroll too, and MultiClutch lists it, so maybe there's a variation across different machines.
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Hi,
I am a Photography loving Sound engineer.
in the Pro Tools Audio Workstation from Avid they solved this topic quite elegant and i use it a lot this way. There's a keyboard modifier "cmd-drag slider" to switch the sliders resolution from normal (+-5 steps) to fine (+-1 step).
If we could do it this way in LR too we could leave the Control Panels less wide which in turn would free up space for viewing the actual Picture.

Btw. the Keyboard shortcuts in Pro Tools are not customizable but very well-thought-out and 90% of them make real good sense. Their consitency speed up the work. The other benefit is that you have to learn them once and after that you are able to work on every Pro Tools workstation on the Planet (and don't have to copy paste import your own shortcuts).
I like this aproach, so Adobe please dont let them become customizable.

cheers, Aron