Magic TrackPad and PC/Windows Scrolling

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by KadMac, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. KadMac macrumors regular

    KadMac

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    So I purchased my MacBook Pro 13" a year ago and I have been loving it. I think one of the reasons I like OSX so much in comparison to Windows is the scrolling capabilities along with the glass trackpad. Scrolling is such a wonderful experience along with all the hand gestures that can be used to complete different tasks.

    Then I got to thinking - Why doesn't Microsoft incorporate such abilities into their operating system? Its a huge plus to have. If they did, I think I would like Windows 7 even more. The only reason I usually find myself in Windows is for gaming and sometimes using Microsoft Office. I still like to use Office in Windows in comparison to OSX as it seems more natural to use.

    Anyway, have any of you been able to replicate the scrolling/trackpad experience in Windows or know of devices that can do this?
     
  2. Miker2k macrumors regular

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    You can get the Magic Trackpad working under windows (it will act as if Bootcamp is going) and it works well enough but you and handcuffed by the drivers. The trackpad feels natural to me since I've been using it for 6 months....
     
  3. OceanView macrumors 65816

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    I'm thinking about getting one for my PC.
    Since I can't load Bootcamp on a Dell, are there specific PC drivers that will work? Also does it run as smooth on a PC as a Mac?
     
  4. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Windows 8 *supposedly* is going to have a tablet-oriented version. So hopefully gestures are built in to both versions of the operating system. I agree - during those rough patches where Windows is necessary, it'd be nice to make the temporary transition as painless as possible. :eek:
     
  5. rtheb macrumors 6502

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  6. meverik macrumors newbie

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    You can install Apples BootCamp drivers on any PC. There is also a control panel available to configure Apples driver. All you need can be found here: http://www.trackpadcontrol.com
     

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