How do I enable tapping?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Sunnzy, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Sunnzy macrumors regular

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    Finally got the need to install XP on my MBP. I have installed all the drivers from the Bootcamp CD, now I really miss 2 finger tapping, or, well, any tapping on the trackpad at all!!! How do I enable it?
     
  2. Sunnzy thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    There should be a Boot Camp icon in the bottom right-hand corner near the clock (it's a blackish-grey square/diamond). Clicking it should open up Boot Camp preferences, and there should be a trackpad tab :)
     
  4. Sunnzy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Its got these tabs: Startup Disk, Brightness, Remote, Keyboard, Power.

    No Trackpad wuo...
     
  5. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Depending on how old your Mac is, you wont be able to enable tap to click in Windows (any version).

    Apple's Windows Drivers are quite poor.
     
  6. umiwangu macrumors 6502

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    It's the same with my early '06 MacBook. You get used to it after a while.
     
  7. mooglesoft macrumors newbie

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    I managed to get tap-to-click working on my early 2008 MBP (non-unibody). I don't think it'll work on models earlier than that since the Rev. E MBPs were the first ones to have multi-touch trackpads. Basically, you need to manually install a set of newer trackpad drivers+newer Boot Camp control panel than what's provided on your Leopard DVD.

    Two-finger tapping (right-click) isn't supported, though.

    Huge understatement - they're not just poorly written but they're also poorly supported. I'm having to manually install newer Apple/nV/Marvell/whatever drivers from newer versions of Boot Camp (via BitTorrent) or elsewhere on the internet since they aren't even available on apple.com.
     

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