Gestures for Magic Trackpad with MacBook Pro

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  1. Xeridionix macrumors regular

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    Here's a quick question, I'm hoping someone may be able to give me some insight as searching the Internet hasn't given me any answers on this one.

    I'm looking at setting up a small workstation area for when I am home with my MacBook Pro consisting of an Apple Wireless Keyboard and either a Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad. Since I love the gestures on the trackpad for my MacBook I'm leaning towards the Magic Trackpad. With that being said, are the gestures the same for both the built-in trackpad and the Magic Trackpad, or can they be configured separately? (If not then it's no problem, I just want to make sure there will be no conflicts).

    Thank you all for your time and help, and have a great day. :)
     
  2. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    Thats a good question! I dont have an answer for you thought. But I wanted to point out that the magic mouse does gestures as well (since you dont explicitly mention it). It sometimes can be a bit trickier than a trackpad though because the surface is smaller and sometimes it mistakes my 2 finger scroll with a 3 finger swipe.
     
  3. Altemose macrumors G3

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    The Magic Trackpad supports all of the same functionality of trackpads on recent MacBooks.
     
  4. Xeridionix thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the help everyone. I've decided to go with the Magic Mouse and love it. I figured since my MacBook Pro is only sitting on a stand almost right in front of me that I can still use the trackpad if need be for more advanced gestures.
     
  5. Altemose macrumors G3

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    That is a good thought. You really cannot go wrong with any of Apple's peripherals.
     

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