Bootcamp 3.1 - Trackpad sensitivity still a problem

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jb60606, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 27, 2008
    Is the trackpad sensitivity still a problem for anyone else with a MacBook Pro?

    I'm using Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) on a 2008 Penryn non-UB, and downloaded/installed the new 3.1 update manually and the Trackpad is still incredibly sensitive with accidental clicks galore and "dragging".

    What options do you have under the Trackpad tab, on the Bootcamp 3.1 Control Panel?

    I have:

    One Finger:
    -Tap To Click

    Two Fingers:
    -Secondary Tap
  2. Stridder44 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003
    You don't have the "Three Fingers: -swipe left to pour a perfect, frothy lager into a frosty glass" option?

    The trackpad doesn't work perfect for me under Windows, but I've never had nearly as much trouble as so many people complain about it. I also have a Penryn (early '08) MBP.
  3. jon31rm macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2007
    I never had any problems with the trackpad on my non-unibody MBP (before Apple added the tap-to-click feature to Boot Camp).

    When I upgraded to the unibody MBP in Dec. of '08, it was horrible. Just moving the mouse around the screen was so overly sensitive (let alone trying to click or scroll) it made Windows unusable.

    After the first round of trackpad updates, the sensitivity issue was fixed, but tap-to-click was worthless. Sometimes just gently laying your finger on the trackpad would register a click. When you'd move the mouse all around the screen, it would register so many clicks you couldn't keep up with them all.

    With the latest update, tap to click actually works, but there's no palm/thumb detection at all, which means if you try to click with your thumb in the bottom corner of the trackpad, no taps will register. Better than unintended clicks, but it's not perfect yet.
  4. jb60606 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 27, 2008
    I reinstalled Bootcamp 3.1 for Windows (didn't uninstall, first... if anyone cares), and it seems to have made an impact. Much more bearable now.
  5. cfabdefjam macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2010
    I have a new MacBook, the trackpad is pretty much intolerable to use in a normal/useful way in Windows. I just updated Bootcamp 3.1 and it did not help. The only way I can use the pad is with one finger, otherwise the right click (secondary) window pops up constantly. What a pain. Have to use mouse because my MS Office programs are in Windows.

    Can't really understand why Apple used this trackpad when they know people are using Windows. Hmmm... surely they test these things.
  6. jb60606 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 27, 2008
    actually, come to think of it, I think the decreased sensitivity of my trackpad has to do with the fact that I installed a trackpad "film" before applying the 3.1 update the second time. Forgot about that. Chances are, it's still highly sensitive.
  7. tecsi macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2008
    Trackpad Palm Rejection Worthless

    Excited when BootCamp 3.1 supported tap-to-click on the trackpad. But now while typing, the trackpad picks up clicks right-and-left, making typing a disaster. "Palm Rejection" is turned on. So for me, tap-to-click has been worthless. I had to turn it off in order to type.

    MacBook Pro, non-unibody, Core 2 Duo, Win 7 Pro.
  8. MobiusStrip macrumors regular

    Dec 11, 2009
    Windows is unusable on Mac laptops at this point.

    The window contents hop up and down as you type, often taking what you're typing all the way off the screen. Boot Camp's "palm rejection" feature doesn't work worth a damn. Seriously, why is the window content scrolling at all, simply because of contact with the trackpad? The cursor isn't in the scrollbar, nor is the button depressed.

    Who at Apple tests this and says, "Yeah. That's good. Ship it!"


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