If you use T4Fx on an iBook/PowerBook G4, read this!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by eyoungren, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Kaiser has a new 31.1 pre-release that apparently fixes a trackpad scrolling bug.

    It's SERIOUSLY faster than the 31RC.

    You can find the link to it at his blog, tenfourfox.blogspot.com in his latest post.

    It's intended for 7450 machines, late models with trackpad scrolling, but I'm using it on an A1013 with iScroll 2 and it works just fine.

    Take a look.
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I thought I was crazy with my Magic Mouse on my G5...
     
  3. sarthak macrumors 6502

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    Same here with the PowerBook G4 and iBook G4.

    I went into about:config and set "mousewheel.enable_pixel_scrolling" to false. That did the trick for much speedier scrolling.
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Thanks! I will give it a shot when I get on my PowerPC later.
     
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    Wow, that's amazing! Especially with my SSD! Pretty much the chrome of PowerPC! :D
    I like the new UI too!
     
  6. Altemose macrumors G3

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    It's definitely better!
     
  7. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Just changed it. Amazing difference. Unfortunately, I wasn't going to try the new TFF since it was only optimized for G4s and I have a G5.
     
  8. sarthak macrumors 6502

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    Tried 31.1 pre however, it seems to have far too many other issues. It's not as stable and grinds to a halt at times for me.

    Went back to 31 and disabled pixel scrolling.
     
  9. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    Hmm…I wonder. I've installed the pre-version on a PowerBook and an iBook G4 that do not support trackpad scrolling. However, I have enabled trackpad scrolling on both Macs by installing iScroll 2.

    I wonder how many Macs with native trackpad scrolling are having issues, versus Macs using iScroll 2 or SideTrack. I, myself, am having no issues.

    Is the Mac you installed on a 7450 or 7400? I ask because the build is only for 7450s.
     
  10. sarthak macrumors 6502

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    $machine ppc7450 (output from PowerBook G4).

    Link in sig for specs, the 1.5GHz PowerPC G4 in my PowerBook and the 1.33GHz G4 in my iBook are both ppc7450 if I remember correctly.
     

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