4 finger swipe old MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tecknical, May 12, 2009.

  1. tecknical macrumors regular

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    I found the thread that explained how to enable the 4 finger swipe on the old MBPs, but it was specifically for 10.5.6

    Will this hack work for 10.5.7 also or do we have to wait for someone to hack it first
     
  2. abz786 macrumors 6502

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    i just updated! and forgot that i had applied that hack!
    I will try to put it back and see if it works!
     
  3. abz786 macrumors 6502

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    so i tried it and it doesn't work
    once you have updated to 10.5.7 do not try the hack!
     
  4. jacjac3 macrumors member

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    This is ****ing retarded! It worked so great with my penryn macbook pro.
    We might need the new AppleUSBMultitouch.kext from Unibody macbook pro with 10.5.7 update. Anyone have it?
     
  5. abz786 macrumors 6502

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    i hope it works.
    when i restarted my computer, keyboard and trackpad didn't work.
    had to insert osx cd1 and repair the disk permissions.

    so lets hope that someone can upload it from the ubmbp and see if it works.
     
  6. Yell0w macrumors regular

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    i hope it is fixed, i just found out about this, and want to try it out for myself.
     
  7. alanyuan macrumors newbie

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    Hating 10.5.7 update

    Gosh... after 10.5.7 the loss of four finger swipes is so limiting. It's like i'm in a prison cell, confined in such a small place. Hope someone finds a way to enable the four finger swipe again. And god bless whoever does.
     
  8. Feng Shui macrumors regular

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    Can anyone upload a new .kext file? or give me the link for the old one? I can't find it -_-
     
  9. ungo macrumors newbie

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    I really need this feature, too.

    Anybody has solution?
     
  10. FCA macrumors member

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    yeah me too...!!! I feel so weird with no 4-finger expose..I was SOOO used to it! :( it doesn't let you replace the AppleUSBMultitouch.kext...! :'(
     
  11. UniPro macrumors regular

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    Well I'm about to install 10.5.7 on my unibody, would you like me to upload the kext before or after the update?
     
  12. alphaod macrumors Core

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  13. amorican macrumors member

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    Anybody try it yet? I'm not too savvy with macs so I don't want to be the guinea pig... I'm referring to the above linked .kext BTW...
     
  14. UniPro macrumors regular

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    Somebody apparently tried the kext from 10.5.7 on their older MBP and it did not work.

    I'm guessing that in order for it to work that there will need to be some kind of modification to it, in order for the kext to work correctly.

    Whether it is as simple as modifying the plist or as complicated as rewriting the whole thing is beyond me.
     
  15. FCA macrumors member

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    ok. ****. :l
    I forgot I had this...I mean that this was a hack at all...I wish I didn't update! :(
     
  16. brom macrumors newbie

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    thanks alphaod

    thanks alphaod for the fast upload of the unibody 10.5.7 multitouch kext
    it was evidently too much to ask apple to give us that functionality in this update sigh. Working on it now, hopefully we will find a solution soon.
     
  17. Feng Shui macrumors regular

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  18. musicismycallin macrumors newbie

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    I have the 4-finger gestures working on my MBP with 10.5.7. I simply followed the previous method with the 10.5.6 kexts.
     
  19. Savagestorm macrumors member

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    Hmmm....So we have some people saying ti works, others saying it doesn't. Can anyone confirm that it does/doesn't work?

    Thanks
     
  20. Feng Shui macrumors regular

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    Can you give me the link please?
     
  21. clancemasterj macrumors regular

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  22. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    Worked fine for me. You guys sure you're using the right kext, repairing permissions AND rebooting?
     
  23. Savagestorm macrumors member

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    Regular old method works, confirmed.
     
  24. hooly macrumors regular

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    Can someone remind me the process for the old method? I forgot what I did...

    edit: never mind, it's the struck out link above. I am holding fire for now...
     
  25. jacjac3 macrumors member

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    I currently have 10.5.7. Using the same hack from 10.5.6 I got 4 finger swipe.
    HOWEVER,! they is something new! if u don't have any windows open when u four finger down/up nothing will happen unlike 10.5.6 where expose will just run. U need at least one window open to see expose running with 4 finger.

    TO ALL OF U WHO SAID IT DOESN'T WORK, STOP SPREADING THE WRONG INFORMATION!!!

    PEACE!
     

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