Multi Touch on the new White Macbook?

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  1. mattrgee macrumors member

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    Can anyone confirm whether multi touch has been added to the White Macbook as part of the refresh? I noticed there was mention of a hack that could enable multi touch on the last White MacBook, but details seemed few and far between. Has anyone tried it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Nocturnal22 macrumors 6502

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    nope they wont do that they need something to differentiate the 2 macbooks
     
  3. Chozo macrumors member

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    Actually, I remember seeing a YouTube video that showed that the MacBook already had multi-touch. It could recognize up to 11 fingers I believe.

    The MacBook just doesn't use it since Apple wants to restrain it like Nocturnal22 said. I think the guy is writing a program to allow MacBooks to use multi-touch as well.
     
  4. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    You can scroll up and down using two fingers on the early 2009 whitebook, and use two fingers for right click. Anything else is not displayed in system preferences.
     
  5. Chozo macrumors member

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    MacBooks have had that ability for quite a while.
     
  6. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

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    I bet theres a hack to enable the rest of the gestures. These gestures can even be enabled on many PC's with synaptics touchpads with a hack or two.
     
  7. tayloralmond macrumors 6502

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    If someone writes a program to enable multi-touch on a WhiteBook, I don't think I'd ever have a reason to get a Unibody MacBook lol.
     
  8. wakka092 macrumors 6502

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    The multi-touch gestures (besides right-click and scrolling) are hardware based. I did see a multi-touch trackpad on eBay that someone took from a uMB. It would be interesting to see if someone could retrofit one.
     
  9. H$R macrumors 6502

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    Yes that's right, I've seen that too. But I think it's under Linux only.

    Have a look at this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=600968
     
  10. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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  11. H$R macrumors 6502

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    Yes I know. From the site above: "I now consider the Linux Multi-Touch driver complete and will proceed to making the Mac OSX one."

    That's what I am looking forward to. Would be really cool for us WhiteBook owners!
     
  12. Eric S. macrumors 68040

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    My iBook has that capability. ;)
     

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