Magic Trackpad compatible with PC?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Anglican-Mac, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Anglican-Mac macrumors member

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    Ordinarily, I wouldn't think so, but my apple wireless keyboard works on my Dell XPS. Any chance the magic Trackpad does the same?
     
  2. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    I would think that the basic functionality would work. You could move the cursor and click. But the more advanced features that require an Apple driver and / or software wouldn't work unless it was provided by Apple.
     
  3. PUMMYUK macrumors member

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    If you ever decide to go Linux (in my friend's experience Ubuntu) you can take advantage of the gestures feature. The std trackpads support three finger scrolling already in the std build. I love this feature in my ubuntu laptop and am looking forward to all the other gestures when I get a Mac.
     
  4. meverik macrumors newbie

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    For Windows it will work on your Dell XPS. You need to install Apples Windows Driver. You can configure that driver with the Magic Trackpad Control Panel for Windows.

    All details here: http://www.trackpadcontrol.com
     

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