Any way to get the PowerBook-style trackpad behavior back?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by GeeYouEye, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

    GeeYouEye

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    Before the MacBook Pro debuted with two-finger scrolling, one used to be able to make the cursor fly across the screen of a PowerBook by tapping two points on the trackpad in rapid succession. Because there was no multitouch support on these old trackpads, two taps in rapid succession looked like a very fast swipe, and the cursor would jump across the screen. I got really good a precision jumping the cursor this way.

    With the MBP and scrolling built in, that ability was removed. While the much larger trackpads in the last 6 years (not to mention scrolling, 3-finger swiping, etc.) more than make up for the loss, I'm feeling nostalgic and I'm curious if anyone knows of a way to get the old behavior back. A Better Touch Tool does not work for this purpose, AFAICT.
     
  2. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502

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    I know what you mean. I use to do this as well, although on my Windows notebook at the time.

    This wasn't necessarity a 'function' but rather a characteristic of resistive-type touchpads. If you have any touchscreen that use resistive technology, it does the same thing when you put two styluses in two different spots.

    Obviously as it wasn't a feature, it cannot be replicated with capacitive style touchpads.
     

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