Gestures preferences

Gestures preferences affect Wacom graphics tablets, which can be used to control Motion.

Motion Preferences window showing Gestures pane

You cannot turn on gestures in Motion unless you have a tablet attached to your computer and Handwriting Recognition turned on in the Ink preferences in OS X System Preferences. You can open Ink Preferences from the Gestures Preferences pane by clicking the Open Ink Preferences button.

For more information, see Tablet Gestures overview.

Note: Swipes, pinches and other multi-touch gestures performed on a Multi-Touch device are unaffected by any settings in the Gestures pane of Motion Preferences.

  • Gestures are: Buttons that turn gestures on or off.

  • Open Ink Preferences: A button that opens the Ink pane of OS X System Preferences.

  • Trigger: A pop-up menu that sets which trigger method is used: Pen Button 1, Pen Button 2, or the Control key on your keyboard.

  • Allow gestures in the air: A checkbox that, when selected, lets you trigger gestures without pressing the tip of the pen on the tablet. This option is available only when a pen button is set as the trigger to activate gestures.