How to get full trackpad functionality on Windows partition

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by underwaterboy10, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. underwaterboy10 macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2010
    I hav a MBP w/ both Snow Leopard & Windows 7 64-bit via BootCamp. I noticed that 2-finger horizontal scrolling doesn’t work in many programs (eg IE8). Also, the trackpad is quite sensitive to the slightest of touches and will often be in click-mode when I just meant to move the arrow (eg it will highlight text or drag windows when I don’t mean to). Is there a way to fix these problems and/or tweak the properties of the trackpad, perhaps through some third party program? (I already explored Mouse properties from Control Panel and lowered the lines per scroll for the vertical scroll of the trackpad because it was too sensitive).

    Finally, and this is less imperative, but would still be really neat if it could be done: Is there a way (eg through some third party program) to make available the other functionalities of the trackpad (pinch zoom, rotate, etc)?

    Even better would be to be able to use even more trackpad motions (eg 3, 4, & 5 finger swipes, taps, etc) and assign what each motion does like via Better Touch Tool for macs (which is what I use on my Mac side - a phenomenal app!)

    Is there a way to do this or any of the other above mentioned things? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    You could give Trackpad++ a try, but ultimately the apps need to support this. W7 provides multi-touch support APIs, but I have not seen many apps support it.

    Personally, I don't like Trackpad++ because it tells you to turn off driver signing and thus makes our system more vulnerable.

  3. underwaterboy10 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2010
    Yeah I had quite a read reading up on Trackpad++. While it sounds tempting, anything that will make my computer vulnerable seems too risky for me. But thanks anyway. I guess I'll just have to get used to the touchpads quirks in Windows 7. (I am starting to get the hang of it :p)

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