Early MacBook Pro Question...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CavemanUK, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. CavemanUK macrumors 6502


    Jun 29, 2006
    Rhyl, North Wales

    First a little background..

    I have a MacBook Pro (One of the first Core Duo rather than Core2Duo). If im using the touchpad, its behaviour has always been that if I wanted to "right-click", I had to touch the pad with 2 fingers and click on the button. Also, to double click I had to use the button (unlike a lot of other PC's and Mac lappies where you can simply double tap the pad.)

    Anyway, I figured this was by design and didnt really think much of it. Recently a friend got a new Macbook and I noticed that they can right-click by simply tapping the pad with 2 fingers (no button click) and they can also double click by double tapping. Again, didnt really think too much about it, just assumed thats how they are built.

    Today, I happened to buy my friends old hard drive from him and fitted it to my Macbook Pro. I booted up while his installation was still on the drive (handy to know that this works by the way!) and was suprised to see that my Macbook Pro had inherited the features from the Macbook. Obviously this means its a driver/software feature rather than hardware...

    Ive since had to reinstall a fresh OSX onto it and now its back to how it was.. Both machines are running Tiger 10.4.10 so I dont see why it doesnt work? I do realise that Apple make custom installs for each machine but surely this should be a preference rather than something hard-set.

    anyone else got any comments?

  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Did you check under the Keyboard & Mouse preference pane for the trackpad option to enable right clicking?
  3. ktbubster macrumors 6502a


    Jan 20, 2007
    Yeah... I have the same computer, you just didn't make the correct selections to do this in your system preferences. You computer simply adopted his system preferences when you booted from that drive, nothing else. There are no special drivers that the older cd macbook pros don't have... just do what the previous poster said and go to your system preferences mouse and keyboard or whatnot and select the correct choices and you will be pad tapping like so other :)

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