Hey desktop users, will you get a Magic Trackpad when Lion comes out?

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    palmerc2

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    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....
     
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    A laptop user who wont...

    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.
     
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    I'm entertaining the possibility. I don't use a magic mouse, so it could be useful.
     
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    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.
     
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    I have Magic Mouse so I think I'm settled. If Apple doesn't give me something, I'll just use BTT.
     
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    stridemat

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    I have been contemplating it. Will see if a trackpad would ease my workflow over my Magic Mouse.
     
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    Nah I'll hang on to my Wacom Tablet
     
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    So glad I had a magic trackpad for christmas :D
     
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    I dunno yet. I really like my Mighty Mouse (yeah, I'm one of them) :D
     
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    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.
     
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    Probably. Can see using all (from left to right) wired full-size keyboard, mouse, Magic Trackpad. I have the room.
     
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    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.
     
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    It works great yeah, and I've found myself using the Trackpad a hell of a lot more...

    And very easy to use...
     
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    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.
     
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    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.


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    Big-TDI-Guy

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    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)
     
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    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.
     
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    Not only no, but HELL NO
     
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    Well don't come crying to us when you've got Lion and have got half the features missing then :rolleyes: .
     
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    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.
     
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    After watching the keynote it seems that Lion almost demands you use the trackpad so it's probably time to get one.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     

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