Macbook Trackpad Issues

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by tipman2000, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. tipman2000 macrumors member

    tipman2000

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    hi everyone, so i've had windows XP (pro) on my macbook for some time now, and it's working okay, except the trackpad. i think this could be a driver issue but i wanted to get the opinions of some others. so basically under OS X the tracking is super-smooth, but as soon as i boot to windows, it gets jumpy and inaccurate, and seems to only pick up large movements, meaning i cant ever-so-slightly drag the cursor over to change the speaker volume without putting it on mute of putting it on maximum. it's quite annoying because i cant really select pixel-by-pixel when working in image editing, for example. i usually use the mouse now because it's so annoying, and i realize that i would probably be using a mouse anyway when i need accuracy, but this is stupid considering how easy it is to use the trackpad under OS X. does anyone else share this problem? :confused:
     
  2. revelated macrumors 6502a

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    VMWare? Parallels?

    (Making the assumption you're not using Bootcamp. IF you are that might be your issue, if XP cannot find the proper driver for it. VMWare/Parallels get around this using the Tools.)
     
  3. tipman2000 thread starter macrumors member

    tipman2000

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    nope, using bootcamp.
     
  4. revelated macrumors 6502a

    revelated

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    Bootcamp extensions might be out of date. I would start there; but that's definitely a driver issue.

    You might try right clicking on the Bootcamp option in the Windows taskbar and do a manual update check to see if there's anything it finds. Figure you already tried that, but just in case.
     
  5. celticpride678

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  6. motorpsycho macrumors newbie

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    ETA: disregard this thread, I didn't check the forum name before I posted.
     

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