Two Finger Scrolling on an iBook?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by brn2ski00, Mar 5, 2008.

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    brn2ski00

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    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?
     
  2. macrumors member

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    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.
     
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    brn2ski00

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    Ah, I didn't know that. Thanks for the info!

    What exactly is the Sudden Motion sensor for the HDD?
     
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    psychofreak

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    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)...
     
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    brn2ski00

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    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.
     

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