I thought I got momentum scrolling?

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  1. TheShinyMac macrumors 6502a

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    I have an Early 2008 Macbook Pro and I thought Apple enabled support for my device, am I missing something or is my 2 year old computer now out of legacy support
     
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    Only Unibody MacBooks and Unibody MacBook Pros are supported:

    from About Magic Trackpad and Multi-Touch Trackpad Update 1.0
     
  3. celticpride678

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    These are the MacBook Pro models that support inertial scrolling:


    MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2010)
    MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010)
    MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2009)
    MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.53 GHz, Mid 2009)
    MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009)
    MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009)
    MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2009)
    MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008)
    MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2008)
     
  4. HLdan macrumors 603

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  6. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Well, sorry. Don't shoot the messenger. If MR is posting the wrong info I can't control that. Just trying to help.

    BTW, the OP didn't tell us which Macbook he has?
     
  7. TheShinyMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have Macbook Pro model 4,1 I really wanted that scrolling function :(
     
  8. celticpride678

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    I think there's a third-party app that will enable it (but I can't remember the name).
     
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    I don't want to shoot you, I just recognised it myself. Maybe Apple has taken those models off the list later, as the list has been modified on August 13th, 2010.

    And the OP told us at least, that s/he has an MBP from early 2008:

    [​IMG]


    SmartScroll via "iphone like scrolling"
     
  10. HLdan macrumors 603

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    I apologize for asking for more info from you but could you post in more "english" for those of us (ME) who don't know what a 4,1 Macbook Pro is? I don't even know how to tell what number is on my own Mac.

    What size screen and is it early or late 2008? That would help.
     
  11. TheShinyMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, 4,1 is the correct way of informing people of what model you have:p It is in system profiler Forgot to answer, it is early 2008, but also the 4,1 Identifier would include the year
     
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    To find out your Model Identifier:

    [​IMG]

    After that you can go to EveryMac to find more specifics.
     
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  14. TheShinyMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    @spinnerlys Thanks for putting a lot of effort into this thread! I am sure it will help lots more!
     
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    No problem. Did SmartScroll help? it worked on my early 2008 MacBook.
     
  16. TheShinyMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I tried it, it works but I don't believe it is worth 20 bucks, thanks though!
     
  17. AnonMac50 macrumors 65816

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    Actually, you computer does support it. My MacBookPro4,1 ran it out of the box. like spinnerlys said, until August 13 Apple's site DID have had Early 2008 MacBook Pro under supported computers for inertial scrolling but not three finger drag. I really don't know what your problem is. I have made a solution, that actually adds 3 finger drag support to it as well. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=979493

    I just re-downloaded the update, and opened the info.plist file that came with it. It is exactly the same. If you want, you can always try the Kext I uploaded on the thread I linked to. (Just to make sure, are you on OS 10.6.4 or earlier?).
     
  18. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...will my macbook 5,2 support this or are there any free apps out there with the same functionality?
     
  19. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I have the early 2008 MacBook Pro as well and it has inertial scrolling enabled right now. I remember when the update first came out that this MacBook Pro was supported by the update for inertial scrolling but not three finger drag.
     
  20. AnonMac50 macrumors 65816

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    The MacBook5,2 doesn't support Inertial Scrolling, but I sometimes used to use AveScroller. It expires after 100 minutes, but relaunching it resets the counter. Or you could try InertialScroll (not sure if it works on non-multitouch Macs). SmartScroll works fine, but it asks you to register every once in a while.

    Goodluck.
     
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    is there anyway to remove that update? it's totally screwed up my trackpad...
     
  22. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    Thank you.
     
  23. AnonMac50 macrumors 65816

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    Open System Preferences, select Trackpad, then on scrolling, make it "without Inertia".
     

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  24. celticpride678

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    To remove the update, you have to Archive and Install.
     
  25. brayhite macrumors 6502a

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    Just wanted to confirm that I, too, have a MBP 4,1 and after reinstalling the update and restarting my computer, I now have inertial scrolling.
     

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