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Goftrey
May 23, 2011, 11:27 AM
Hi, another question about my iBook G3. I'm getting tired of clicking on the scroll bar on the left hand side in Safari, is there a different way to scroll, maybe a program I can download? Thanks again



adcx64
May 23, 2011, 01:44 PM
Use the arrow keys on the keyboard.

SuperJudge
May 23, 2011, 01:50 PM
Use the arrow keys on the keyboard.

Pretty much this. The trackpad on the old G3 iBooks doesn't support any multi-touch gesturing whatsoever.

Bloodstar
May 23, 2011, 04:37 PM
Only the 2005 iBooks support two-finger scroll - so it's not limited to G3s. It's a hardware feature, not software.

I guess you could use an external mouse to scroll... or Page Up/Down.

4JNA
May 23, 2011, 04:46 PM
i used Sidetrack (http://www.ragingmenace.com/software/sidetrack/index.html) on g3 and g4 ibooks for years with no problems.

seems to be no longer in development, but the old version should work fine.

since you can't buy it, you'll just get a nag screen now and then that you can close.

with the settings, you can set a scroll zone, hot corners, whatever. works well on 10.3 and 10.4, never tried it on anything newer. best of luck.

EDIT: here's Ver 1.5.1 (http://mac.majorgeeks.com/download4963.html) as a .dmg for free

Goftrey
May 24, 2011, 10:41 AM
Thanks! Sidetrack works a treat! :)

stroked
May 24, 2011, 07:25 PM
i used Sidetrack (http://www.ragingmenace.com/software/sidetrack/index.html) on g3 and g4 ibooks for years with no problems.

seems to be no longer in development, but the old version should work fine.

since you can't buy it, you'll just get a nag screen now and then that you can close.

with the settings, you can set a scroll zone, hot corners, whatever. works well on 10.3 and 10.4, never tried it on anything newer. best of luck.

EDIT: here's Ver 1.5.1 (http://mac.majorgeeks.com/download4963.html) as a .dmg for free

SideTrack isn't compatible with Leopard yet.

Badrottie
May 25, 2011, 03:49 AM
Use the arrow keys on the keyboard.

this helps me alot