Software Update Brings Inertial Scrolling and Three-Finger Drag Gesture to Recent Apple Notebooks

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    As we've just noted, Apple has delivered a software update required for full functionality of its new Magic Trackpad device. In addition to Magic Trackpad support, the Mac OS X version of the update also extends several new functions to recent Apple notebook devices.

    In particular, recent MacBook and MacBook Pro models receive support for the inertial scrolling that debuted on Apple's current MacBook Pro models, in addition to the new three-finger window dragging gesture that it included on the Magic Trackpad. The MacBook Air, as well as "Early 2008" MacBook Pro models gain only inertial scrolling. Full details are included in an Apple support document:


    Article Link: Software Update Brings Inertial Scrolling and Three-Finger Drag Gesture to Recent Apple Notebooks
     
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    Bot of my brother will be glad. They love Inertia scrolling, and now they will get it. One has an Early 2008 15" MBP, and the other has a late 2008 Aluminum Unibody MacBook.
     
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    This is freaking awesome! Thank you Apple!!! I knew this day would come!
     
  4. cybaster macrumors member

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    Can anyone confirm that this works for the Late 2008 macbook Pro 15"?
     
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    Good stuff. Too bad I got a 2007 MBP. Time to upgrade...
     
  7. clientsiman macrumors 6502

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    I can't find any difference. What is the inertial scrolling?
     
  8. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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    is the 15" MBP later 2008 supported?, from the article it said 17"
     
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    yes!!!!!!!!! been waiting for this, now just add audio support for the mini display port
     
  10. Nicky G macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah... what about 15" Late 2008 Macbook Pro? Totally unsupported? Really?
     
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    Late 2008 (unibody) 15" MacBook Pro definitely supported, it's working on my machine. Well, it's not as silky smooth as on the last iMac with a Magic Mouse, but it works.

    Must be an error on Apple's part.
     
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    Why on Earth wouldn't early 2008 MacBook Pro support the 3 finger drag?

    If this can be done via BetterTouchTool I'm sure Apple can.
     
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    The best news is that this means the next time my MacBook 2009 trackpad stops its "real" click, I'll still be able to drag items. I've had the trackpad replaced twice already, and others report the same issue on the Apple Support forums.
     
  15. baryon macrumors 68040

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    I don't know which one to choose: 3 finger dragging or 3 finger navigation? Someone help me this is the hardest decision ever!

    I like 3 finger navigation I use it in Safari and the Finger all the time, but I really thing dragging wasn't good on trackpads until now!
     
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    You had to figure it was software and not a change of hardware. Glad it's available now.
     
  17. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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    The 13" 2010 MBP gets it too. I downloaded the update on mine. The 13" 2010 MBP already had inertia scrolling BTW. So it just gets the 3 finger drag thing.
     
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    My mbp is hung on the blue/grey screen with the spin wheel after the update.

    Grr....

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    Same here. Starting to get out of date.
     
  20. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    It took a long time on my MBP, but eventually restarted fine.
     
  21. caliguy macrumors 6502

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    I couldn't log in after the update on Snow Leopard. My login screen showed a different font for my username and the shutdown button wouldn't even work.
    A hard shut down fixed it, however.

    Annoying that it took Apple this long to give us inertial scrolling. Same hardware, should have been instant.
     
  22. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Finally...I was looking into third party inertial scrolling add-ons a couple days ago too. Maybe Apple has been reading my mind. :p
     
  23. ast03 macrumors regular

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    What is this inertial scrolling and how do I do it?
     
  24. saxon48 macrumors 6502a

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    It took them long enough for the inertial scrolling on all these models. But hey, at least we got what we wanted. :D
     
  25. saxon48 macrumors 6502a

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    To get it, run Software Update on your MacBook or MacBook Pro if it's a pre-2010 model.

    Inertial scrolling mirrors the iPhone/iPod Touch. When your finger lets go of the trackpad, momentum keeps a page scrolling for you. It's an excellent feature, especially in lengthy documents or web pages.
     

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