I've installed Windows 8 CP and have been having trouble getting the Boot Camp trackpad drivers working (created on Snow Leopard). I have however gone into the drivers folder and installed all the individual drivers, including the ones for the track pad. I guess this is where my problem with Trackpad++ lays!
After the "IF AT LEAST ONE OF THOSE REQUIREMENTS IS NOT MET" dialogue nothing happens and "Trackpad++ has stopped responding" flashes up for a brief moment.
I wasn't able to complete a full install through the main Boot Camp driver installer but all the individual drivers have been installed manually.
Will it be possible to get Trackpad++ working? Failing that, does anyone know how to get the trackpad working in Windows 8 CP with Boot Camp 3.x drivers?
I received since yesterday an error message saying "Windows requires a digitally signed driver"
Nothing changed in my configuration. I have a paid version of TrackPad++ and it has been installed and working for the past few months.
I tried to uninstall and reinstall but it is still doing the error.
Strange! This is actually a keyboard backlight driver from the Power Plan Assistant, the service which allows PPA to control the backlight level without any conficts with Boot Camp-native mechanism. Anyways, the fix would be:
http://www.powerplan7.com/Windows 7 x64 SP1 Unsigned Drivers Fix.zip
(Paste ENTIRE line into the browser to be able to download, not just what appears to be the link).
Usage: unzip, copy BOTH OF THE FILES (the fix executable and its manifest) to C:\Program Files\PowerPlanAssistant, then run the fix from PPA folder (C:\Program Files\PowerPlanAssistant) and reboot.
I've noticed one more bug: If there are several users in the system, it works only for one.
When I do logout and login as another user, it crashes
Old bugs, that are not fixed yet are:
1. No direction inverse for horizontal scrolling. After Lion, it is too hard in windows to use "natural" scrolling for vertical direction and "classic" for horizontal. Quite annoying, especially in graphics editors.
2. It doesn't remember setting ("Gestures"checkbox) when I want to turn off ALL gesture recognizers.
I have got the great news. The Trackpad++ has been ported to Retina MBP. To be more precise, now it supports all of the new Macbooks Pro and Air from Mid-2012!
!!! PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO INSTALL POWER PLAN ASSISTANT FIRST!!!
Then you can install the test version of the new Trackpad++ from here:
This version is stable, however, I would call it BETA, not the release. Please use at your own risk.
Just any feedback is highly apreciated. Especially, do the 3-finger and 4-finger gestures work reliably for you?
P.S. Windows 7 x86/x64 only, please. Do not not attempt to install it if you have Windows 8.
Love trackpad++ but I havent used it in a while ever since I had reinstall my Windows 7 64 bit partition on my late 2011 MBP a few months back because first the drivers broke and then my parition broke. I realize now that it was due to 1)proably a bad parition and 2) becuase I was using parallels 7 to VM into the partition as well
My question is, will using parallels and trackpad++ break my partition again? If so, how can I remove the parallels drivers from my partition so PPA and TP will work (I would rather have a better mouse then a VM)? And are there any plans to make TP work with parallels?
I have a brand new MacBook Pro and would love to try this. In fact, I did try this! The problem though is the bootcamp is horrendously screwed up and will not run on my MacBook running Windwos 7/x64. So I have manually installed drivers but bootcamp proper would not install. This package appears to require that bootcamp be in place..so no joy.
@llamapower: unfortunately, no way to support Trackpad++ in VM like Parallels. But you can still use those virtual machines by creating the virtual partition from within Parallels or VMware Fusion and installing Windows 7 there. Of course, do not use the option to "use Boot Camp partition to boot VM" in this case.
@GrovrM: no joy, but the full Boot Camp 3.x/4.x package shall be installed before Trackpad++. Boot Camp drivers first, then Power Plan Assistant, then Trackpad++.
Thanks for the responce Vlad!
So if I already shared my bootcamp partition with parallels 7, how do I get rid of its influence and changes ont he partition? Is uninstalling software in OS X and then changing the drivers back to their original bootcamp 4.0 drivers enough? Are there further steps I can take so that when I install tackpad++ my partition wont break?