Really wish "Two-Finger Tap" for right-clicking would work

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Saladsamurai, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Saladsamurai macrumors regular

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    Any chance there is a fix for this?

    On the OS side, you can set it up so that touching the trackpad with 2 fingers simultaneously acts as a right-click. I cannot fond this option on the Windows XP side. (Yes; I know you can place 2 fingers on the TP and then click the mouse button for a R-click. I don't like it.)
     
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  3. Saladsamurai thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well well well... in a twist of irony, I just uninstalled 7 and went with XP instead :mad:

    That's OK though. The trade-off works for me. I am an XP fan.
     
  4. Creative One macrumors 6502

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    I know what you mean, as much as I love the glitter of 7 or vista, xp runs fasst. Mostly because it is almost a decade old.
     
  5. boshuter macrumors newbie

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    You wouldn't have 2 finger right click in 7 either, that only works on the newer Macbooks and Pros with the multi-touch pads, the new touchpad drivers won't even install on a 2006 model. Apple decided that if you haven't bought a new machine in the last couple years that you don't deserve new drivers.

    On my late 2006 Macbook running 7 I have basic functionality with the touchpad, even 2 finger scrolling is erratic.
     
  6. Saladsamurai thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah; that's what I am running except I switched to XP. I am going back to PC when I graduate. The software I will be using is optimal in Windows. Not really sure why I ever got a Mac. I mean, it's sexy looking and it runs great...but I guess logistically speaking, it was a silly switch :eek: I'm mechanical engineer for Christ's sake.
     
  7. boshuter macrumors newbie

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    I hear that, I didn't switch though, I just ran into a deal and bought this Macbook for $150 because I knew I could always sell it for more than I paid.;)

    If it was't for being able to run Windows on it, I'd have sold it long ago... that was the smartest thing I've ever seen Apple do.
     
  8. balamw Moderator

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    Windows 7 runs great on Macs, just not yours I'm afraid. :confused: :( Plenty of us Mac users/owners are engineers and scientists.

    I run plenty of engineering software on my MBP and it is IMHO the best platform for it. MATLAB is better on OS X than Windows and the other stuff I need runs great in Windows 7. I recently ran some benchmarks of some finite element modeling software and my MBP outperformed everything we ran the benchmark on but a recent i7 860 desktop and two recent Mac Pros.

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  9. Saladsamurai thread starter macrumors regular

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    Aw man! Now you are just messing with my head! Now I will never be able to make a decision when it comes time to make a new purchase.

    What is it about the late '06 model that makes it 'unsupportable?'
     
  10. balamw Moderator

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    I wish I knew. Probably just the 32 bit EFI stuff getting in your way.

    Maybe I'll find out when I finally try Windows 7 on my early 2006 iMac. :p

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