Two finger scrolling with pre-2005 *Books.

Discussion in 'Macintosh' started by SPeedY_B, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    As some of you may know, Apple added a feature in their new PowerBook line-up which allows the user to use two-fingers on the touch pad to basically simulate a scroll wheel on a mouse.

    Thankfully the actual support for this is built primarily into the hardware which apple used in most of their recent *Books, and secondly into the open source Darwin core of the Mac OS X operating system, therefore someone has decided to make a driver that allows those of us with older PowerBooks and iBooks to use this feature.

    For more information and to ascertain if your *Book is able to use this feature, head over to the following link: http://www-users.kawo2.rwth-aachen.de/~razzfazz/

    Works great here, however I gather the driver/setting was replaced with the 10.3.8 upgrade (as it stopped working after applying this), so I'd recommend applying it after you've installed that :)
     
  2. Weasel

    Weasel Define 'Cynical'

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    Wheee! I don't need to hook up an external moose anymore!
     
  3. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    damnit I want my iBook back, got "Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X" in the post today, just reading the first exercise I want my Mac back

    I miss it :(
     
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Sidetrack allowed you guys to use the touchpad edge for scrolling, didn't it? I personally prefer that method rather than using two fingers.
     
  5. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    get it and give your *Book a nice two fingered salute :p
     
  6. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    What next? Three fingers to right-click? [​IMG]
     
  7. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    haha net yeah thats a funny thing, yeah speedy i saw it on thier site, and i knew there was a way to do it on the old ones too, but didnt care to search