reverse magic trackpad orientation feature still present?

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  4. bbnck, Aug 16, 2016
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    You'll have to forgive me but I need to ask, why do you need to reverse the trackpad's orientation?

    Edited: Just read the StackExchange post. I see - enabling it allows you to put five fingers on the trackpad for it to reorient automatically. Still can't imagine why it's necessary even considering the potential scenarios, but hopefully someone can shed light on your question.
     
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  7. junkw, Aug 16, 2016
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    :):(
    would appreciate if someone could test it

    set:
    defaults write com.apple.trackpad.orientation TrackpadOrientationMode 1
    sudo defaults write com.apple.MultitouchSupport ForceAutoOrientation YES

    reboot

    turn trackapd 180 degrees

    naturally place your five fingers on trackpad. It should recognise right away. If you turn it around and place your 5 fingers again, it will turn again with it.
     
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    o_O

    You've made me somewhat speechless.
     
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    Actually quite brilliant. Homemade touch-table. :)
     
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    Alternatively, there's a software solution :rolleyes:

    Scroll Reverser does the trick.
     
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    sadly this software does not reverse all gestures
     
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    Show us the finished install please.
     
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    Looks decent, does it work well for your needs now?
     
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    Can't decide if the OP is genius or crazy. Maybe it's a bit of both but either way thank for you an entertaining thread OP
     
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    top left and top right is aluminium duct tape (real metal, not common vinyl-like grey duct tape) to block
    the trackpad from accidentally registering my palms when I type).

    bottom right is a crack in the plastic dating from long ago after trackpad fell on the ground. works 100% though.
    --- Post Merged, Aug 19, 2016 ---
    I'd say it's quite good!
     
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    I doubt it will fall now! lol
     
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    Well, if you're that dedicated in reversing the trackpad, you can use a mixture of Scroll Reverser and BetterTouchTool to override the default gestures. You won't get some of the nice things like Show Desktop following your fingers, but I still think that's better than cutting a hole in your desk.
     
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    That's a nice DIY fix... except that if you get a new trackpad it's not going to fit in that hole correctly. Not only are the new ones larger, but the top of the trackpad is a different size/shape now.
     

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