Gizmodo has a post up on how you can get two-finger scrolling for pre-2005 PowerBooks and iBooks, using the freeware iScroll2.

Now on the PC, it seems to be all pretty much standard what you can and can’t do with the trackpad. Apple’s hesitation however, has spurred a slew of 3rd party alternatives, each with it’s own configurations. Some keep it “old-skool” (ie. you can’t really do anything with the trakpad), some enjoy the two-finger scrolling, which I have to admit is kind of nice, but still kinda stupid. Why fix it if it ain’t broke? I have mine set up to scroll along the right and top edges, vertically and horizontally respectively. Just like on a PC. For some reason, this STILL isn’t intuitive for Windows friends who try to use it, because they have somehow learned that “Mac’s scroll with two fingers in the middle”. Not to mention all the people who excessively try to tap on my trackpad, instead of on the button. Yes I can also turn this feature on, but I personally hate it. Too much accidental tapping. My driver of choice is SideTrack, from Raging Menace.

So how is YOUR trackpad set up? And what drivers do you use (if any)?


2 Responses to “How is your trackpad configured?”  

  1. 1 Eivind

    I have a pretty standard setup for my Macbook Pro – two-finger scrolling activated, two-finger right click activated, and tapping works as a click (I don’t really accidently tap that much).

    I went from a similar setup as you had, and it took some time to adjust, but now I like it. I’m particularily fond of the two-finger tap right click feature 🙂

  2. 2 Andreas

    I believe I would’ve used your setup as well, if my Mac had the two-finger scrolling as standard. Oh well, maybe next life 🙂


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