Scrolling Trackpad on an ibook?

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  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

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    Anyone know if i could get that wonderful two finger trackpad function that the new powerbooks have on my ibook? is it just a trackpad driver?


    thanks,


    r.



    p.s. whats the big deal about rss feeds?
     
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  3. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Some iBook users also swear by SideTrack, though it is shareware...
     
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Except it causes Tiger to be useless on some people's computers, which then reqiures a reinstall of Tiger. :eek:

    But if you want it bad enough....
     
  5. stevietheb macrumors 6502a

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    I seem to recall iScroll not working with all ibooks and having issues with Tiger.

    Search for SideTrack at VersionTracker or MacUpdate--you can do all kinds of stuff with it...
     
  6. thevessels macrumors regular

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    sidetrack is the shizzzz
    i have an older powerbook , and wow its awesome
    i can horizontal and vertical scoll . left and right click , all without leaving th etrackpad .. its seriously worth the $ . and i NEVER think that about shareware . and its soooo customizable . A+++
     
  7. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    I haven't had any trouble with iScroll2 and Tiger at all (on a Powerbook).
     
  8. Militar macrumors member

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    I can vouch for iScroll as well. Works great on my iBook and it is a much more elegant solution than the dedicated scrollpads on most PC laptops.
     
  9. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    It's all about saving time.

    Think about it. Everytime you sit down in front of a computer, you probably visit some of the same sites. Each time, you scroll past the ads to get to the content. Imagine, opening a single webpage or application, and all of the new posts/updates are brought to you rather than you having to go find them. It's an incredible time-saving technique.

    I personally recommend NetNewsWire .
     
  10. xli_ne macrumors 6502a

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    iscroll works great in firefox for me, but not in safari. for whatever reason it just doesn't scroll as well as the others. But I never use safari so it doesn't really bother me.
     

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