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  • 765. Re: A NEW TRACKPAD DRIVER IS OUT
    V-l-a-d-i-m-i-r Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    @Lgjmac: Trackpad++ is just smoothly integrated into Apple Boot Camp HID driver stack, which is the safest approach for end-user. If you quit the Trackpad++ Control Module, Trackpad++ driver will immediately switch to pass-though mode, i.e. will it do nothing and just let the Boot Camp driver work as is. Now about the issue of the gesture being triggered accidentally: in theory, this might occacionally happen with 2.3 branch, but shall be totally fixed in the version 2.4 (where a new gesture lock/filter mechanism is implemented); an issue is, if you choose to install the old gestures, it actually still partially uses the old code. In the future I will provide better approach.

     

    @MurdocZero: Please see above - in the future I will provide better approach, but for now people who own Haswell Macbook Air (which has the new trackpad hardware!) can use only the version 2.4b, which has 3-finger dragging, and thus the rest of the gestures are for 4 fingers (except of the Windows 8 edge-gestures which are 2-finger http://powerplan7.com/OutsideSwipe.gif)

  • 766. Re: A NEW TRACKPAD DRIVER IS OUT
    V-l-a-d-i-m-i-r Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    @ALL: As promised, here are the final news regarding the 2-finger zoom (pinch-to-zoom) gesture. This gesture is nearly ready, and will soon become available in Trackpad++ for Macbook Air Mid-2013, and will work both in Windows 7 and 8/8.1. The not-yet-announced Late-2013 Macbook Pro/Retina refresh will receive this gesture as well, if they come with the same trackpad hardware as the Haswell Macbook Air (for those who do not know, trackpad hardware was silently changed with Mid-2013 update, for the first time since ~2009). Now about the rest of the Macbooks: they are not receiving this gesture, because of the limitations of the previous trackpad hardware. In OS X this works, but in Boot Camp I could not manage to make this gesture stable, despite of high hopes at some previous stage. I know this is not what everybody wanted. Including me. So, like one of the guys here wrote before, now we got at least one formal reason to update to Haswell

  • 767. Re: A NEW TRACKPAD DRIVER IS OUT
    thwap Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for trying Vladimir!

     

    I'm excited for the lucky people who have their upgrade schedule aligned with a haswell device, but I should mention that, I'm sure like many others, I seriously invested in a 2012 rMBP last year (personally I went to town with maxed-out specs) and since it cost me an arm & a leg, I intend for it to give me at least 4 years of good use as my main laptop, especially as trends seem to curving slightly to OS efficiency and cloud harnessing now as well. (And I can upgrade SSD and wifi cards if I need to - even on this 'unrepairable' but beautiful beast!)

     

    So, just want to say, thanks for continuing to support and try your best with pre-haswell devices... Even 2010 devices, I'm hoping you continue to try to develop for. (I used to own an Oct 2010 MBA, and still have it as a spare 'around the house netbook'.)

     

    So please continue doing your best with legacy macbooks, (dating to at least as far back as TP++ goes) -thanks!!

  • 768. Re: A NEW TRACKPAD DRIVER IS OUT
    mauriciofromhuixquilucan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Vladimir, regarding the Test Mode Text and the signed driver fix, I tried the link you provide but appearently it's dead :

     

    http://www.powerplan7.com/Windows 7 x64 SP1 Unsigned Drivers Fix.zip

     

    Is there anyother way to get it?

     

    Thanks, regards.

     

    Mauricio.

  • 769. Re: A NEW TRACKPAD DRIVER IS OUT
    V-l-a-d-i-m-i-r Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    @mauriciofromhuixquilucan: Please copy-and-paste entire line into the browser's address field, and hit enter. The problem is, the link got somehow 'splitted', in my web browser, too. Also, please strictly follow instruction, i.e. copy the fix to (and run from) the Power Plan Assistant's folder.

  • 770. Re: A NEW TRACKPAD DRIVER IS OUT
    timelover Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dear Vlad, could I make a small suggestion that would probably help not only me but I guess all user in a nice way?

     

    Maybe if you tweak trackpad++ so the user could set the 3-finger drag delay, instead of been fixed by the software itself.

     

    I find it extremely annoying when I drag something and have to wait after lifting my fingers. At the same time, I cant use the "no delay" function as it fails when Im dragging long distances.

     

    I just wish we could have something more like the original OS X delay, which is exists, but barely enough for you to continue dragging and not being annoyed by that waiting time when you want to drag small distances.

     

    Thanks!

  • 771. Re: A NEW TRACKPAD DRIVER IS OUT
    mauriciofromhuixquilucan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Vladimir, regarding the Test Mode Message, I can confirm that I was able to download the driver fix by copying the entire line into my browser's address field. I also confirm that the fix worked perfectly. No more Test Mode Message. Thanks a lot pal ! Best regards !

     

    Mauricio.

  • 772. Re: A NEW TRACKPAD DRIVER IS OUT
    pratnala Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    V-l-a-d-i-m-i-r wrote:

     

    @ALL: As promised, here are the final news regarding the 2-finger zoom (pinch-to-zoom) gesture. This gesture is nearly ready, and will soon become available in Trackpad++ for Macbook Air Mid-2013, and will work both in Windows 7 and 8/8.1. The not-yet-announced Late-2013 Macbook Pro/Retina refresh will receive this gesture as well, if they come with the same trackpad hardware as the Haswell Macbook Air (for those who do not know, trackpad hardware was silently changed with Mid-2013 update, for the first time since ~2009). Now about the rest of the Macbooks: they are not receiving this gesture, because of the limitations of the previous trackpad hardware. In OS X this works, but in Boot Camp I could not manage to make this gesture stable, despite of high hopes at some previous stage. I know this is not what everybody wanted. Including me. So, like one of the guys here wrote before, now we got at least one formal reason to update to Haswell

     

    So no hope at all for Mid 2012 MBP too?

     

    And, is Trackpad++ compatible with Windows 8.1 RTM?

  • 773. Re: A NEW TRACKPAD DRIVER IS OUT
    V-l-a-d-i-m-i-r Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    @timelover: No-delay mode for 3-finger drag is actually quite usable if dragging speed doubler is enabled (you can set this in the Trackpad++ Control module).  The small delay of the dragging release is there on purpose (the same exists in OS X), to make possible to drag any distance. Actually I tried to replicate the behavior of OS X 3-finger drag, so I am sure the delay is not longer. The true difference is that in OS X any 1-finger movement force-releases drag state (delay is ignored), while in Trackpad++ within delay you can continue the dragging operation with a single finger. This approach has pros and cons, but I think I will change this behavior in the future, to get even more OS X-like experience in Boot Camp.

     

    @pratnala: No hope, my friend. The gesture that works based on roulette logic has not passed my own quality assurance

    For newcomers: Mid-2009 to Mid-2012 models all have the same trackpad; Mid-2013 MBA got a new trackpad (new internally, not externally). All of the features of Trackpad++ work with both trackpad generations (all of the gestures for 2, 3 and 4 finger, except of pinch-to-zoom). The new zoom gesture will soon become available only for Mid-2013 MBA (and newer Macbooks, if they have the same new trackpad).

     

    Finally, Windows 8.1 RTM compatibility will be tested soon, so far the Trackpad++ is 100% compatible with Preview, so there shall be no issues with RTM, either.

  • 774. Re: A NEW TRACKPAD DRIVER IS OUT
    timelover Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    YES Vlad, you nailed it.

     

    It really wasnt the delay time difference but rather the 1-finger issue.


    I really hope you enable that option so it feels 100% like the OS X experience.

     

    Cheers!

  • 775. Re: A NEW TRACKPAD DRIVER IS OUT
    V-l-a-d-i-m-i-r Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Dear All,

     

    Because of the mysterious unavailability of the web site of Trackpad++ project to selected providers/locations, I have created a mirror site on the USA ground. It contains a complete clone of the original web site (http://www.powerplan7.com) and is maintained directly by me (Vladimir Plenskiy, author of the Trackpad++ driver software).

     

    http://www.powerplan7-mirror-official.0usa.com

     

    By posting this, I confirm the validity of a given mirror site for both the Power Plan Assistant and Trackpad++ projects.

     

    Cheers,

    Vladimir

  • 776. Re: A NEW TRACKPAD DRIVER IS OUT
    rtheb Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)

    Vlad

     

    I installed Windows 8.1 x64 RTM on my daughter's MacBook Pro 13" Late 2012 16GB Memory and am happy to report that Trackpad ++ is functioning fine.

     

    The only problem is the Test Mode nag screen blurb is back!

     

    I tried your Windows 7 Remover app three times.

     

    Got the success message each time, but upon reboot the nag is back.

     

    My daughter had to go to Texas so I won't be able to test it until she returns later next week.

     

    Any ideas appreciated.

     

    Thanks

     

    rtheb

  • 777. Re: A NEW TRACKPAD DRIVER IS OUT
    AnubisKB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This mirror appears to also be blocked (at least for me). I am in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Any thoughts?

     

    Thanks

  • 778. Re: A NEW TRACKPAD DRIVER IS OUT
    pratnala Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Ah well okay.

     

    Can confirm one thing. Trackpad++ running smoothly on my MBP running Windows 8.1 RTM (upgraded yesterday).

     

    And btw, why do you change the taskbar settings after installing Trackpad++ i.e. show all system tray icons?

  • 779. Re: A NEW TRACKPAD DRIVER IS OUT
    V-l-a-d-i-m-i-r Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    @rtheb: A nice coincidence, I just finished updating the test mode remover to work with Windows 8.1 RTM (actually, the version you had tried is for Windows 7 only!)

    Here is the link:

    http://powerplan7.com/Windows_8_81_x64_Test_Mode_Remover.zip

    This version shall work both with Windows 8 and 8.1

    USAGE: unzip, run *as administrator*, wait until it says done, reboot. By the way it's safe to apply the fix multiple times. For example, if the message persists after reboot, apply the fix again.

     

    @AnubisKB: The mirror was launched yesterday, and so called DNS propagation can take up to 48 hours. Please try again tomorrow. Would be great if you could post here again (whether you can open it or not).

     

    @pratnala: Great news indeed, I confirm the same Regarding the taskbar, you wouldn't believe how many Boot Camp (Mac!) users are totally new to Windows ==> they do not know how to find that small '++' icon which gets hidden in tray after the installation. The same statement is valid for Power Plan Assistant's battery indicator. Since so many people had been contacting me with this question, I decided to let all of the tray icons to be shown by default. As you know, the behavior can be reverted in like 3 clicks, so this should not be an issue. While some extra care about not-that-power-users is always the good thing.

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