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palmerc2
Jun 7, 2011, 02:07 PM
Just curious, because a lot of the features won't be available with a mouse (I have a Logitech G9x).

I was thinking of having a trackpad for gestures to use with my left hand, then a keyboard and mouse to use normally...don't know how that one would work though....



chart328
Jun 7, 2011, 02:37 PM
I am using a macbook 4,1 which does not have a multi-touch trackpad. Although I am planning to upgrade to OS X 10.7, I will be getting by with my trackpad and magic mouse: no magic trackpad for me.

Cougarcat
Jun 7, 2011, 02:38 PM
I'm entertaining the possibility. I don't use a magic mouse, so it could be useful.

cwwilson
Jun 7, 2011, 02:40 PM
I am very much so considering buying a trackpad in two weeks, should give me ample time to get used to it before Lion comes out.

Hellhammer
Jun 7, 2011, 02:42 PM
I have Magic Mouse so I think I'm settled. If Apple doesn't give me something, I'll just use BTT.

stridemat
Jun 7, 2011, 02:44 PM
I have been contemplating it. Will see if a trackpad would ease my workflow over my Magic Mouse.

aeaglex07
Jun 7, 2011, 03:37 PM
Nah I'll hang on to my Wacom Tablet

joelovesapple
Jun 7, 2011, 04:23 PM
Just curious, because a lot of the features won't be available with a mouse (I have a Logitech G9x).

I was thinking of having a trackpad for gestures to use with my left hand, then a keyboard and mouse to use normally...don't know how that one would work though....

So glad I had a magic trackpad for christmas :D

Morod
Jun 7, 2011, 04:25 PM
I dunno yet. I really like my Mighty Mouse (yeah, I'm one of them) :D

Cougarcat
Jun 7, 2011, 04:27 PM
So glad I had a magic trackpad for christmas :D

So that is your setup? Normal mouse on the right, trackpad on the left? Works well?

That is how I would use one, it wouldn't be a mouse replacement for me.

fungus
Jun 7, 2011, 04:32 PM
Probably. Can see using all (from left to right) wired full-size keyboard, mouse, Magic Trackpad. I have the room.

Sodner
Jun 7, 2011, 04:34 PM
Funny you ask. Just today I actually turned off my Magic Mouse and stuck it in the drawer. This after watching the keynote last night. I am going to MAKE myself use the trackpad I bought and hardly every used. I also plan to buy one for the iMac I just put in the family room for my wife and step daughter. I figure if they are going to make the switch from Windows to OS X they might as well start off with a trackpad. I'll pick them up one this weekend.

joelovesapple
Jun 7, 2011, 04:38 PM
So that is your setup? Normal mouse on the right, trackpad on the left? Works well?

That is how I would use one, it wouldn't be a mouse replacement for me.

It works great yeah, and I've found myself using the Trackpad a hell of a lot more...

And very easy to use...

SSWilson
Jun 7, 2011, 04:48 PM
Got a magic trackpad last year and use it almost exclusively. Not great for games though so I break out the MX Revolution for those occasions.

cluthz
Jun 7, 2011, 04:49 PM
I think I still will use my Logitech mx518 when I'm at my desk.
If I'm getting too addicted to new gestures I might get a trackpad.


I dunno yet. I really like my Mighty Mouse (yeah, I'm one of them) :D

Nice guitar on your avatar, a PRS?

Morod
Jun 7, 2011, 05:18 PM
Nice guitar on your avatar, a PRS?

Thanks. Hamer USA. Special FM (Flame Maple).

Big-TDI-Guy
Jun 7, 2011, 05:23 PM
I don't get it - does Lion add a ton more gestures to the user interface that what's currently available with Snow Leopard?

I've had a magic trackpad on my 10.6 mini for a while, and it's got a bunch of gestures assigned to it. It's the only thing 10.6 offers (to me) over 10.5, even contemplated upgrading for just that. (ultimately didn't)

csixty4
Jun 7, 2011, 05:38 PM
I was using a Wacom Bamboo Touch, but bought a Magic Trackpad last night & threw the Wacom on eBay. Might as well get it now & beat the rush.

Shivetya
Jun 7, 2011, 06:47 PM
Not only no, but HELL NO

joelovesapple
Jun 7, 2011, 06:54 PM
Not only no, but HELL NO

Well don't come crying to us when you've got Lion and have got half the features missing then :rolleyes: .

Cougarcat
Jun 7, 2011, 07:10 PM
I don't get it - does Lion add a ton more gestures to the user interface that what's currently available with Snow Leopard?

I've had a magic trackpad on my 10.6 mini for a while, and it's got a bunch of gestures assigned to it. It's the only thing 10.6 offers (to me) over 10.5, even contemplated upgrading for just that. (ultimately didn't)

Yes, Gestures is one of the major 10 features they demoed. http://www.apple.com/macosx/whats-new/gestures.html

Mission control was also clearly designed for gestures first and foremost.

OllyW
Jun 7, 2011, 07:16 PM
After watching the keynote it seems that Lion almost demands you use the trackpad so it's probably time to get one.

Bendy Walker
Jun 8, 2011, 01:02 AM
I currently use a Magic Trackpad on my Mac running Snow Leopard in conjunction with BetterTouchTool. I've got gestures for everything (opening new tabs in Safari, closing windows, playing and pausing music, skipping tracks, opening and closing Dashboard) and I love it.

I think it's a much better product for multi-touch that the Magic Mouse is. If I need to do some precise work (in Photoshop, for instance), I just move my hand over slightly to my mouse which I also have plugged into my system. Best of both worlds.

MacManiac76
Jun 8, 2011, 02:56 AM
I have been using a Magic Trackpad with my MacBook ever since I got it as a gift for Christmas. Using multi-touch gestures on my iPad is what convinced me to give the Magic Trackpad a try on my MacBook. I have an older white MacBook that does not have multi-touch gestures. I Never realized how much I was missing out on without them, especially when combined with BetterTouchTool. I absolutely love using my Magic Trackpad with Snow Leopard, and Lion of course. Makes SL seem like a whole new OS with multi-touch enabled.

iWonderwhy
Jun 8, 2011, 03:25 AM
I dunno yet. I really like my Mighty Mouse (yeah, I'm one of them) :D

Haha, amen to that. Mighty Mouse user proud and strong :D


But to answer the question, probably not, 70 bucks too is to much for me to shell out on a magic trackpad, I'm a bit of a cheapo. I'll still be getting Lion though.

Cougarcat
Jun 8, 2011, 04:25 AM
70 bucks is pretty pricey, but I just ordered one almost new from Amazon for $41. :D

joelovesapple
Jun 8, 2011, 08:57 AM
70 bucks is pretty pricey, but I just ordered one almost new from Amazon for $41. :D

You will love it! Good on you :)

northernbaldy
Jun 8, 2011, 09:01 AM
Not sure, I do love my wacom tablet

I might have a play in an apple store when lion comes out

swiftflo
Jun 8, 2011, 09:05 AM
Hate the damn thing, bought the Trackpad a few months ago but still struggling with it. I have Better touch tool installed as well.
I find the occasional stray finger touches the pad, it then does something that you don't want it to do, some times when I tap it nothing happens then I have to tap it again and in my frustration I do tap it to hard.

arkitect
Jun 8, 2011, 09:09 AM
I suppose I'll have to if I want to have an at all usable experience of OS X Lion.

All I heard during the Lion part of the WWDC Keynote was "This is great for laptops… this is an awesome feature and laptop users will love it… Laptops… laptops… laptops…"
Wouldn't surprise me a bit if Mac Pros are discontinued and iMacs next…

Ah well…
What will I be left with to do my bread and butter work on?
Windows beckons.

Beavix
Jun 8, 2011, 09:35 AM
I have a Magic Trackpad. While it's fun to have all those multitouch gestures in Lion, I can't use the trackpad for serious work (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign etc.). And I've seriously tried to use it. I always go back to the mouse.