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rotate my trackpad 180 degrees?

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changman Calculating status...
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Jul 3, 2011 6:52 PM

How can I rotate my trackpad 180 degrees (batteries would be closest to me, not furthest) and set the device for "normally oriented" functionality? Either that or put the touchpad on the same side as the batteries, so the work surface then lies flat.

 

Thanks in advance!

  • captfred Level 7 Level 7 (26,225 points)
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    Jul 4, 2011 10:03 AM (in response to changman)

    The only thing I can suggest is this, Look at this page on Lion Gestures:

     

    Get in touch with your apps.

     

    Multi-Touch gestures in OS X Lion make it feel as though you’re controlling your content more directly than ever before.  So when you scroll down on your trackpad or Magic Mouse, your document scrolls down. When you scroll up, your web page scrolls up. When you swipe left, your photos move left.

     

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/whats-new/gestures.html

     

    This is reversed from what we know today, so...  You can upgrade to Lion, turn the trackpad 180 degrees and it will work as it does today.... 

     

    I don't know of any method to do this in Snow Leopard.

     

    Regards,

    Captfred

  • daguerratype Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
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    Jul 4, 2011 10:06 AM (in response to captfred)

    That's not really a good solution, that will only work for the scrolling gesture, tracking and every other gesture will still be backwards.

  • captfred Level 7 Level 7 (26,225 points)
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    Jul 4, 2011 10:17 AM (in response to daguerratype)

    Yeah, true.  There aren't any good solutions other than build a platform to raise the front to level or above.

  • daguerratype Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
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    Jul 4, 2011 10:21 AM (in response to captfred)

    That's a little low tech, but probably actually the most practical way to do it.

  • sun and soul Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 1, 2012 10:09 AM (in response to changman)

    I realize it's been a while since you posted your question, but I wonder if you found a more viable solution?  I'm used to having the track pad just below the keyboard, like on the mbp, and use my thumb for quick point navigation. I'd like to put the magic trackpad just below my keyboard.

     

    Found a MacWorld article that suggests a command using terminal...but I'm a bit leery of trying that as Terminal gave me a warning about erasing files.

     

    http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20101029060726179

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