Multitouch with Older Macbook?

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  1. someone28624 macrumors 6502a

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    Are the new Multitouch gestures in OS X Lion supported even on older hardware? I have Core 2 Duo Macbook from July '07.
     
  2. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020

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    Nope, you'll need to buy a Magic Trackpad or a Magic Mouse. The most the inbuilt trackpad on that MacBook can cope with are two finger gestures.
     
  3. yudilks, Jul 6, 2011
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    Magic Trackpad and inertial scrolling on older machine

    If I buy the Magic Trackpad, will my old MBP be able to get an inertial scrolling? Can anyone confirm on this? Thanks
     
  4. endless17 macrumors member

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    It should, since it's activated once you pair the Magic Trackpad to your computer.
     
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  6. yudilks macrumors regular

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    Really? Wow, this is great.. Thanks for the info.
     
  7. yudilks macrumors regular

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    Hmm, I want to buy magic trackpad to be used with Lion. But I really want to have all the functionality like the inertial/momentum scrolling, etc
     
  8. endless17 macrumors member

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    and it'll be there once you pair the trackpad to your device. your hardware is only 'limited' by the software sensing you not having the trackpad. once you pair it, you'll have inertial scrolling and multi-gesture support. it still won't work on your built-in trackpad, only the magic trackpad.
     

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