New Trackpad Features; Software or Hardware?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Adrianus, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. Adrianus macrumors member

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    Ok, we all know how the trackpads on the new MacBooks can do all sorts of things now (eg. zoom like the iPhone). I was wondering if this was a matter of software or hardware. This is because i have Mac OS X Leopard on my iBook and was wondering if there was a way i could get all these goodies too:)
     
  2. kolax macrumors G3

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    No...it is a hardware limitation.

    You really think a 6 year old computer would be capable of doing things that only now have made their way into computers?
     
  3. Ashka macrumors 6502a

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    Two finger scrolling and two fingers on trackpad click for right click works on some iBooks with Leopard. The options will be in System Prefs.
    I know mine does ~ Last version G4 1.42GHz 14" + SuperDrive. Purchased New in March'06. (Still has AppleCare)

    Only the four finger option is missing on my mid '08 MacBook Pro's trackpad and some owners have changed that with a couple of Hacks.

    So although some trackpad options are hardware based some are software based..
     
  4. Adrianus thread starter macrumors member

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    Cool that´s what i wanted to know. I noticed that with leopard there were some new things i could do but not everything.
     

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