G5 with Magic Trackpad

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jne381, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2006
    Grand Rapids
    I recently bought a second hand Power Mac G5 to run some older software that will no longer run on Lion. It didn't come with a keyboard or mouse, so I bought a keyboard and a Magic Trackpad (I figured I could use them for other machines too, if needed).

    In any case, I NOW see that the Magic Trackpad says it requires OSX 10.6.2 or later.

    Does anyone know of a work around for this?

    I don't need all the trackpad features that are on Lion, just the ones that were available on laptops running Leopard.
  2. macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2008
    Cudi Zone
    AFAIK, there's no way around this, try using a magic mouse, it works great with Leopard.
  3. macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2005
    Your only options are to return it or use it on a newer machine with 10.6+. There is no "work around" for this that I have ever heard of.

    I guess now you will know to read requirements on the box BEFORE you buy. :)
  4. MacHamster68, Sep 19, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2011

    macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    there is only a alternative that supports even Mac OS classic and OSX , i guess they mean OS9 at wacom, its the wacom bamboo touch

    but its not wireless and has more functions and free programable buttons


    like usual we PPC user rely on others

    for pc's there comes a alternative from logitech , but if it will suport leopard i doubt that
  5. macrumors 65816


    Mar 20, 2011
    you actually can use it but only for moving the cursor around and clicking and that's about it, no multi touch. If you want to pair it you have to select "any device" and an empty passkey in the setup assistant.
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2010
    Dubai, UAE
  7. macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2011

    I too was wanting to get the Magic Trackpad for my Power Mac G5. I know gestures wouldn't work, but how about using the click right to bring up a menu? When I right click using the magic mouse, it brings up a menu of options.


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