Multi-Touch On Older MacBook (Lion)?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Goftrey, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. Goftrey macrumors 68000

    Goftrey

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    Hey everyone, just curious to know if there is a modified trackpad driver out there that brings multi-touch gestures to the older ''semi multi-touch'' MacBooks. It has already been proven in the past that these MacBooks can support more than the standard 2 finger scroll up/down/left/right with HiFiGuy528's 10.5 Hack.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    The older Macbooks' trackpad cannot detect more than two touch inputs. This is a hardware limitation.
     
  3. Goftrey thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes, I know that. I was more thinking along the lines of pinch to zoom and two finger rotating. Was just an inquiry, no worries.
     
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  5. aixporter macrumors member

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    What are the oldest macbooks that do support multi-touch?
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    The Macbook Airs all do, the early 2008 Macbook Pro, the late 2008 aluminum unibody, and late 2009 white unibody.
     
  7. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

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    I do seem to recall reading a post where someone was able to install a multi-touch track pad into an older MacBook.

    You had to have specific models of each for the hardware to be compatible, but it did work.

    That's probably going to be your best option (but requires some bravery).
     

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