Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Mar 5, 2008, 10:16 AM   #1
brn2ski00
macrumors 68020
 
brn2ski00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Two Finger Scrolling on an iBook?

Last night I was playing with my wife's 1.33 Mhz G4 iBook (12", last revised edition) and I noticed that it supported the two finger scrolling in Safari. Pretty cool I thought, but didn't think that this was even possible with older Mac laptops. The iBook is running 10.5 with the most recent software updates.

Did Apple slip an enhancement in for iBooks or has it always been there?
__________________
iMac 27-inch 2.7GHz Quad-Core i5
500GB Time Capsule
iPhone 5c / ATV3 / iPod Shuffle 2G
brn2ski00 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 5, 2008, 10:33 AM   #2
LightDemon69
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Levan, Utah
The latest upgrade of iBook G4's had the Scrolling Trackpad (as well as the Sudden Motion Sensor for the HDD). And also on earlier iBook G4's or powerBook G4's, you could install a Prefernce pane called iScroll2 that enables this, like i have in mine.
LightDemon69 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 5, 2008, 10:45 AM   #3
brn2ski00
Thread Starter
macrumors 68020
 
brn2ski00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by LightDemon69 View Post
The latest upgrade of iBook G4's had the Scrolling Trackpad (as well as the Sudden Motion Sensor for the HDD). And also on earlier iBook G4's or powerBook G4's, you could install a Prefernce pane called iScroll2 that enables this, like i have in mine.
Ah, I didn't know that. Thanks for the info!

What exactly is the Sudden Motion sensor for the HDD?
__________________
iMac 27-inch 2.7GHz Quad-Core i5
500GB Time Capsule
iPhone 5c / ATV3 / iPod Shuffle 2G
brn2ski00 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 5, 2008, 10:47 AM   #4
psychofreak
Retired
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: London
Quote:
Originally Posted by brn2ski00 View Post
Ah, I didn't know that. Thanks for the info!

What exactly is the Sudden Motion sensor for the HDD?
It stops the HD spinning when you drop the Mac (and games such as Tunnel, as well as apps like VirtueDesktops can use the sensor)...
psychofreak is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 5, 2008, 10:50 AM   #5
brn2ski00
Thread Starter
macrumors 68020
 
brn2ski00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by psychofreak View Post
It stops the HD spinning when you drop the Mac (and games such as Tunnel, as well as apps like VirtueDesktops can use the sensor)...
Great, thanks bro! Appreciate the info.... I will be keeping the laptop for a while as it has taken some pretty good falls over its life. Just need to upgrade the RAM and this thing will be flying.

The battery life was dying -- down to about an hour or so. Replaced that earlier this month and it gets close to 4 hours now.
__________________
iMac 27-inch 2.7GHz Quad-Core i5
500GB Time Capsule
iPhone 5c / ATV3 / iPod Shuffle 2G
brn2ski00 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Two finger scrolling on older MBP seek3r Mac OS X 10.7 Lion 4 Jul 21, 2011 12:38 AM
Don't like two finger scrolling on new Macbook. Fred87nc MacBook 14 Jun 5, 2009 02:51 PM
two finger scrolling on G4 powerbook playm0de PowerPC Macs 1 Nov 4, 2006 04:57 PM
Two Finger Scrolling for iBook G3? amacgenius PowerPC Macs 6 Aug 4, 2006 02:44 PM
Two finger scrolling on older Powerbooks deuceswilde General Mac Discussion 1 Feb 15, 2005 01:55 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:59 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC