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Magic Trackpad issue with Windows 7 Boot Camp

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  • danielfromindio Calculating status...
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    Nov 27, 2011 12:14 AM (in response to danesh)

    I keep hearing solutions to what seems to be a reacurring problem: right click. We are on Mac, trying to run windows: how are you all right clicking? I had installed windows, via boot camp, so I could order product from my vendors, who can't seem to get it together enough to support safari. I finally got it set up, and it worked fine. I upgraded to Lion, low and behold, the MM no longer works. In did everything that was suggested, from making a disk with most recent drivers, to updating, to checking for even newer drivers, but nothing seems to be able to make the devices connect. It does recknogize the devices, but just keeps searcing...for hours. I have gone as far as to uninstall boot camp and reinstall it, but I get the same result. I am hating my vendors, as well as windows, right now.

  • ArmyOfOne33W Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm very frustrated too.  Spent most of the weekend getting Windows 7 installed under Boot Camp 4.0.  Everything is working except this stupid trackpad.  It works fine right after I install boot camp 4.0 tools.  I get the prompt to reboot, do so and then it no longer works other then to move the pointer around the screen.  And if I try to click on something, the mouse freezes for a few seconds and then I can move it around the screen again.  I reinstall the Boot Camp 4.0 tools and it again works until I reboot.  So I spend 10 minutes running the repair option on the Boot Camp tools each time I want to use Windows.  Its frustrating to say the least.

  • alfboy002 Calculating status...
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    Jan 18, 2012 4:58 PM (in response to Gary Goldberg)

    Thank you Gary! I did what you did with the properties and it's working now! thanks for the tip!

  • anotak Calculating status...
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    Mar 5, 2012 2:06 PM (in response to danesh)

    Hi Guys - same problem many times - using bootcamp 4 for osx lion. why?  the computer may not be set to allow discovery of bluetooth devices. I use a wired apple keyboard so no idea about apple wireless keyboard.

     

    in win 7 at bottom right hand corner find the icon for bluetooth devices in taskbar. if not use customize and tell it to show all notifications etc.

     

    Right click on bluetooth devices and select "open settings" select "options" tabe and select "Allow Bluetooth devices to find this computer".

     

    no more concerns for me discovered it and installed drivers.

     

    Hope this works for you.

  • colinfrommn Calculating status...
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    Mar 18, 2012 5:34 AM (in response to danesh)

    I had a problem using my MacBookPro running Lion.  For Boot Camp I have Windows 7.  I was using Excel and could not right click.

     

    In Windows look to the lower sight hand corner where you time and date are.  You will see a chevron that looks like an up arrow.  If you hover over it a message pops up saying "Show hidden icons".  Click on the chevron and a menu box will appear you will see the Boot Camp diamond shaped icon.  Click on the icon and choose Boot Camp Control Panel.  Click on the Trackpad tab and select Secondary Click and bottom right corner.

     

    Many other changes to Boot Camp can be done from this panel.

     

    Hope you find this useful.

  • Pascal88 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 18, 2012 6:51 PM (in response to Gary Goldberg)

    Thanks Gary, this post is still relevant today with OSX mountain Lion and Bootcamp 4.0!   I could not get the Magic Trackpad to connect with Bluetooth until you mentioned to right click it to enable the driver installation!  You would think that installing the drivers via bootcamp 4.0 would make this simple but noooooooo.

     

    Thanks again!

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