Question on MBP trackpad

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MaaacX, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. MaaacX macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2010
    I have a few questions on the MBP touchpad.

    Is the touchpad capable of more than what is shown in the video? Can I change what the different gestures does?

    For example, minimizing/maximizing a windows with 3 fingers up/down? I have that on my pc and have become dependant on it. I just need a few more features than what is shown in the MBP touchpad video...

  2. Jborkdugan macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2009
    There is no easy way...

    Unfortunately all of the trackpad controls can only be set to on/off. I thought apple would be smarter about that.

    I'm no hacker/programmer, but I suppose with computers anything is possible, through some complicated program you might be able to assign an applescript, such as minimize, to a trackpad function.

    I wouldn't be the person to ask however =)


  3. VPrime macrumors 68000


    Dec 19, 2008
    London Ontario
    There are multiple programs now that let you change/add gestures.
    Multiclutch, better touch tool..... and another one which I can not remember.
  4. chill. macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2008
    just be aware if you ever want to remove multiclutch to use appcleaner. it left a lot of residual crap on my computer that was spitting out console errors all over the place and had to be manually removed
  5. MaaacX thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2010
    I don't have a MBP yet...

    In the video for the touchpad they showed no gestures for 3 fingers up/down. Would it be possible for me to add minimize/maximize window to these gestures with a third party program? Or can it only change existing gestures?
  6. Nuck81 macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2009
    Western Kentucky
    why would you want to change the Macpro trackpad? After coming from a standard K/m it is a godsend.

    I've used it for two months and still haven't made all the available gestures automatic pilot...
  7. ae3265 macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2009
    +1 for Better Touch Tool, it's really makes the trackpad completely useful!
  8. MaaacX thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2010
    Believe it or not, multi touch trackpad is nothing new...

    All synaptics touchpads are multi touch, there are some gestures that I've really gotten used to and couldn't do without which I would like to add to the mac touchpad.
  9. XxEjGxX macrumors regular

    Dec 18, 2009
    sadly apple didn't really make them very advanced, software wise... however some smart fellows have made apps like multiclutch and magicprefs that do the job of custom gestures [​IMG]

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