New MacBook Pro Retina - Throw cursor with Trackpad

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by -owen, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. -owen macrumors newbie

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    I've been a silly PC user my whole life and finally did the right thing and got on board with the newest Mac Book Pro. I have to say I love it, what an amazing piece of technology and art.

    The one thing I miss about my PC Touch-pad is the ability to throw my mouse cursor. For example if my mouse is in the lower left corner on my mac & I need to get it to the upper right I need to drag it with several gestures to get it up there. On my PC laptop I could "flick" my finger on the Touchpad and the mouse cursor would have "momentum" and keep going all by itself, gradually slowing down until it stopped or I touched the pad again with my finger to stop it. This mouse cursor functionality is similar to the "momentum" when scrolling down a web page but I am talking about the actual mouse cursor.

    I have become so used to being able to do this over the last 10 years I can't stand not having this functionality on my Mac Trackpad.

    I have looked high and low for an App or System add-on to give this functionality to no avail. I've checked into the following:

    CatchMouse
    Sapiens
    MagicPrefs
    Mouseposé
    FinalTouch
    EasyDrag
    jitouch
    Multiclutch
    BetterTouchTool
    MouseWizard

    I would be forever in your debt if you know of a way to acquire this functionality on a brand new MacBook Pro.
     
  2. benwiggy, Apr 24, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2013

    benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    You should find that the speed with which you drag your finger accelerates the pointer, so you move further for the same distance covered.

    If I drag my finger quickly, I can cover the diagonal of a 20" monitor easily within the width of the laptop's trackpad. If I move more slowly, it will take several "lift and returns" to make the same journey.

    This is sort of like the reckless flinging that you're used to, but with a bit more control. Traditionally, Windows users don't like Apple's "mouse acceleration" and want to get rid of it.
     

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