Trackpad Firmware Upgrade

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  1. CaffeMacchiato macrumors member

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  2. eba macrumors regular

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    Seems noticeably better. I didn't have a big problem before, but I do notice less hesitation in curser movement and clinking now. Certainly didn't hurt anything.
     
  3. xpovos macrumors 6502a

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    My trackpad issues had gotten progressively more frequent until the trackpad was almost not useable. This firmware update, so far, seems to have completely fixed the problem.
     
  4. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    No glitches at all noticed over here. No cursor sticking or missed clicks at all since updating.
     
  5. Pneublet macrumors member

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    No problems before and just as many after the update
     
  6. LaJaca macrumors regular

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    I can't tell a darn difference; never knew I had a problem....
     
  7. dpett006 macrumors newbie

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    This may be a stupid question, but is this an automatic update, or do I need to get from somewhere?

    Thanks
     
  8. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    It comes from Software Update. Takes a few minutes, no restart required (although Apple also sent out a Quicktime update around the same time that DOES require a restart)
     
  9. garyoke macrumors member

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  10. jamestemroot macrumors member

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    i'm on the same boat
     
  11. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Seems my cursor on my external monitor quit twitching and jumping like it had before.


    Oh yeah, and safari also feels snappier....
     
  12. MowingDevil macrumors 68000

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    Now if they can just fix the intermittent cursor freezing it will be perfect! :)
     
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  14. Ramonzuton macrumors newbie

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    Never noticed a problem, never did since the update...

    the only thing they should update is all those pads in the world that still include those buttons... I can't work with those anymore :D
     
  15. Nate025 macrumors regular

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    Click response is much improved since the update.

    I also re-enabled the tap-to-click function, which was way too buggy to use before.
     
  16. Ampidire macrumors 6502

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    This issue was my only gripe with my machine which has been perfect otherwise, and even then I barely noticed it even happening; but now all is well in Late 2008 MBP land for me :p
     
  17. 7even macrumors 6502a

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    Just installed it on mine. Never had major issues (maybe an occasional glitch), but I think it's smoother than ever with the update. Sweet.
     
  18. sukanas macrumors 6502a

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    +1
     
  19. DYER macrumors 6502

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    Well looks like I am the odd one out but it CRASHED OSX it froze and that was that... damn update i didnt need it anyway...... working fine now though
     
  20. Pneublet macrumors member

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    I think for the majority that's exactly what this is. I think, having no real basis for this conclusion, that the fix only corrected the pad from not registering clicks, and that people thinking the pad is snappier and works faster is just what they want to believe.
     
  21. rs7 macrumors regular

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    Ha. I never really noticed any problem with my pad...but now it seems to be better. Or it's probably just my mind. Placebo for computers. :D
     
  22. 7even macrumors 6502a

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    Well, whatever, seems smoother to me which is a good thing, right? ;)
     

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