Resolved PowerBook-Tiger-trackpad

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  1. jbarley, Nov 26, 2015
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    jbarley macrumors 68030

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    #1
    Can anyone suggest a solution on how to get 2 finger-tap = right/click working on a 15" G4 PowerBook.
    Right now after a clean install of Tiger (10.4.11) 1 finger tap to click for left click works but I need to use the Ctrl button to get a right click.
    I know this works with this laptop running Leopard but I'd like to find a way to get it working in Tiger also.
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  2. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    I don't think iScroll2 works on DLSD PowerBooks as they use a different input type
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    You're right, I missed that.

    Then it's down to just being Leopard then.
     
  4. jbarley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What you're all saying then is I should stop trying to make it happen...:(
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  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yeah. iScroll2 utilitizes the older ADB bus to give you two finger scrolling and touchpad+clicking.

    But the later PBs had a different trackpad bus so this won't work.

    I missed that you have the DLSD otherwise I would not have suggested it.
     
  6. MacCubed, Nov 26, 2015
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    The only reason I pointed it out is because I own one. PowerBook5,8 is the identifier and I recognized it
     
  7. bobesch macrumors 6502a

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    Anything new about PowerBookG4/Trackpad/RightMouseClick on Tiger?
    I've been searching the web for a while, but I couldn't find any solution yet.
     
  8. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    iScroll2 will work on non DLSD and Titanium PowerBook G4's
     
  9. redheeler, Feb 24, 2016
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    The OP's PowerBook 5,6 is not a DLSD, it's an early '05 which happens to be the same model I have and the trackpad does support native two-finger scrolling. I have not tried iScroll2 on my mid '05 12" iBook G4 which is still on Tiger, but I wouldn't expect it to work there either (it also supports native two-finger scrolling).

    From the page @eyoungren linked:
     
  10. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    Wow my bad, when I posted that originally I could have sworn the 6 was an 8!
     

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