BetterTouchTool

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  1. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Anyone know of a PPC version of this application, one that supports Leopard 10.5.8?
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    There's a version of MagicPrefs that works with the MagicMouse. It installs as a PrefPane in System Preferences and an app. However, I've had absolutely zero luck with it. It installs and lets you manipulate the preferences. But no mouse gestures beyond the standard OS provided set are ever recognized.

    I tried looking up BetterTouchTool's version history. Sometimes you can get lucky with old betas, but even a version they had at 0.5 or so was still Snow Leopard only.

    Sorry, but I think you are out of luck on this one.
     
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    Thanks Erik, that's kinda what I thought.
    I'm trying a Wacom BambooPad, and the default install is pretty usable as is.
    2-finger scrolling, touch to left-click and 2-finger touch to right-click, all this without any driver support from Wacom.
    I just wanted to see what BTT could maybe add to the mix.
     
  4. flyrod macrumors 6502

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    There used to be an app called iScroll that would enable 2-finger scroll on older powerbook track pads.
     
  5. jbarley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks but as I mentioned in my post above, I already have 2-finger scrolling.
     
  6. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    What does the tool do? Always looking for better mouse drivers than iScroll provides on early PBG4s and G3s.
     
  7. jbarley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Nothing, that is until we can find a PPC version.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    For Intel Macs it provides more mouse/trackpad gestures.

    I stress the phrase "For Intel Macs."
     
  9. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    Ah... Oh well. :p

    So this, from what I gather, is meant for pre-unibody nonmulti-touch trackpads? Like on a cMB for example, or an early MBP.
     
  10. flyrod macrumors 6502

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    I found this:

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/iscroll2/

    It looks like it was updated from the version I remember, but the page doesn't say anything about external pads. But like you said, the pad seems to work without any drivers.
     
  11. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    iScroll 2 is more for trackpads on older Aluminum PowerBooks that do not have the newer trackpad gestures. As such it's a kext that loads during boot. I use it on my 1.0Ghz PowerBook.

    But those gestures only apply to the internal trackpad. They'd have no effect on jbarley's MDD.
     
  12. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Well, the current version of BetterTouchTool calls for 10.8 as a minimum I believe. So, take that as you will.
     
  13. redheeler macrumors 603

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    I use it to bring 3 finger tap Look Up to the Magic Mouse, as well as to change the behavior of the green button, on my Yosemite riMac. It's a useful app with support for many gestures.
    10.7, according to the download page. Too bad there isn't a version for PPC.
     
  14. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Thanks for that!
     

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