Swap Trackpad Axes?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lunarmoog, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. lunarmoog macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know if it's possible to swap the X and Y axes of a Macbook's built-in trackpad? This is an option that's available in USB Overdrive for external mice, but as far as I can tell I can't use that software to modify my laptop's trackpad.
     
  2. Comeagain?, Apr 18, 2012
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    Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    I use this for my snow leopard partitions. It can invert both horizontal and vertical axis.
     
  3. lunarmoog thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, I just didn't describe well enough. I do mean axes – plural. I want to switch my X and Y axes on the trackpad, so that an up motion moves the cursor right and a left motion moves the cursor up. I don't mean to change scrolling only, or only one axis.
     
  4. 7DSniper macrumors regular

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    His title is proper, it's pronounces "ax-ees."
     
  5. Risasi macrumors 6502

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    So you want to rotate it 90 degrees counter-clockwise?
     
  6. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    Why would someone make fun of him when axes is the plural of axis. If anyone was going to be sad enough to make fun then it'd be of you, for incorrectly trying to correct him.

    Just curious OP, why do you want to invert the axes? It's a bit counter-intuitive.
     
  7. Risasi macrumors 6502

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    I'm thinking he wants to hold it like a book and use it as a reader, perhaps?
     
  8. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    I'm sorry. I was confused.
     
  9. lunarmoog thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Something like this. I already found some software called "fbrotate" that lets me rotate the screen 90º counterclockwise, I'm trying to make my trackpad match.


    If it's any solace, your username matched your post pretty well. :eek:
     

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