Gesture based interface for cutting and pasting

A recent Apple patent application shows mockups of a Mac OS X gesturing control panel with options to configure standard trackpad, basic multitouch, and advanced multitouch settings.

The patent application depicts how one could customise advanced gestures for editing operations such as Copy, Cut, Paste, Undo, Select All, Tab, and Cancel using your thumb and two fingers.

Apple has been making small and steady steps at introducing the multitouch interface — first in the iPhone, and now in the MacBook Air. Apple is already expected to expand the basic multitouch functionality to the remainder of their notebook product line.

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