@V-l-a-d-i-m-i-r: thank you very much for creating this! Keep up the fantastic work. I've actually had registered just to say thank you! Trackpad++ is THE solution for us Macbook Pro owners. By the way the test mode fix did work for me, but only on the second attempt. Other than that, perfect driver and perfect support. Sent from 13" rMBP, Windows 8.1 64 bit, loaded with Trackpad++ and Power Plan
Today I am pleased to release a public beta of the highly anticipated next version of the Trackpad++.
The great news are, the Pinch-to-Zoom (2-finger zoom) gesture is now enabled for all of the supported Macbook Retina / Pro / Air models, and shall be equally functional in Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1
Simply install this version over the current one. Or you can install it (PPA -> T++) to a clean system, does not matter. Just one thing, please always quit the Trackpad++ Control Module from it tray icon before reinstalling. This will ensure the correctness of the installation procedure.
Please, provide a feedback in the form "MBP/MBA generation - Windows version - Does the feature work in general? - Are there any issues found?".
@ALL: Thanks a lot for the feedback! Slightly tweaked version will soon become official, please wait 1-2 days. I'm sorry if the beta expired for you. As for the next improvements (including those mentioned in the recent posts), they are planned for the next release in 2014.
@srinivas92: In case of the Trackpad++, it's more like the blend of the edge gesture of OS X and Windows 8. For your information, here is the full list of the advanced 2-3-4 finger gestures available with Trackpad++ 2.5 beta on Macbook Retina / Pro / Air running Windows 8 / 8.1:
1.) Horizontal 2-finger swiping to the left from outside the right edge (action: show/hide Charms Bar, the gesture shall be performed like this:
2.) Horizontal 2-finger swiping to the right from outside the left edge (action: show/hide Metro Switcher if at least 1 Metro app is running);
3.) 2-finger pinch (action: zoom in/out);
4.) 3-finger dragging (action: OS X-like dragging);
5.) Horizontal 4-finger swiping (action: back / forward);
6.) Vertical 4-finger swiping (action: minimize/restore open windows);
7.) 4-finger tap (action: middle mouse button emulation).
Another improvements over Boot Camp 5.x drivers:
- Accelerated/natural scrolling model implemented (no inertia yet, though - working on this now);
- Better pointer ballistics (i.e. how a pointer speed depends on a finger speed; six optimal presets built-in);
- User-customizable option to ignore accidental trackpad input when typing.
Hi Vladimir, I still prefer the 3-finger tap option / '2.3d configuration', as 3-finger middle clicking is by far the most common action I do with ANYTHING 3 or 4-finger on the trackpad. Closing tabs and taskbar windows hundreds of times a day with it! With 2.5, you haven't removed this configuration option outright have you?
I just don't see much point in 3-finger drag (I DID look into it, thought it was cool, but I'm already so adept at the manoeuvres I already do with clicking and dragging, especially combined with nimble (and often even FASTER [and more powerful]) keyboard tricks, that I didn't see how shifting to 3-finger dragging would improve my daily workflow in ANY way, TBH).
And pinch-to-zoom zoom sounds great ofc, and I'd like to try it out to see what it's like - but ya know, with the hands constantly hovering over the keyboard, the current Ctrl+scroll (up or down) is pretty convenient!
To do pinch-to-zoom you have to modify the shape of the hand a bit and do a manoeuvre (different from the simpler gesture of just scrolling) which, tbh, I feel requires more effort and is less comfortable for the fingers and hand than simple scrolling is. GOOD to have in case you're not at the keyboard to do the Ctrl+ modifier way, but boy since we've got that giant keyboard there (unlike a phone) I do feel the Ctrl+ scroll option is still actually superior!
So thanks, please let us know whether you will keep the option for 2.3d configuration (maybe give it a nicer name now, and I think it's worth keeping as an option for all the 3-finger 'middle click' die-hards like me and above), and interestingly, whether pinch-to-zoom can still be added to this 'alternative' configuration as well (maybe it can live alongside 3-finger middle click unlike 3-finger drag?). pinch-to-zoom still has a place by all means, I can see myself using it but not as my default, I'm quite sure.
Lastly, I wonder whether we would be able to just change the configuration on-the-fly from '3-finger drag' to '3-finger middle click' mode, in the ONE configuration option window (simplifying things yet satisfying both groups), would that be technically feasible?
YES! 3 finger middle click would be awesome! Would completely eliminate the need for carrying a mouse with me.
Changing on the fly to 3 finger drag would make the whole thing more beautiful!
Or maybe set a 4 finger drag thing.
Anyways, if you can, please consider adding middle click that is holdable, so we can emulate a mouse. Very usefull for a bunch of 3d and engineering programs.
@ALL: A new Trackpad++ version 2.5a has been released today. (Now you can get it normally via project website).
- Pinch-to-zoom gesture;
- Noticeably reduced T++ Control Module load time in Windows 8.1 specifically;
- 2.3d branch dropped officially.
Workaround for people who still use version 2.3d: you can install the recent version, then get the following registry tweak to revert to 2.3d:
http://www.powerplan7.com/23d.reg (it's the MS Regedit .reg file, so after downloading simply double-click it and reboot).
I do listen to community, so I 'unofficially' included the legacy binaries as the last-minute workaround. But the official support is now dropped (no further development/fixing will be done to 2.3 branch, primarily because it has become too different from the current version). I highly recommend the version 2.5a instead. To join the discussion: it actually has 4-finger tap instead of 3-finger tap for middle mouse button. While not 100% as convenient as 3-finger gesture, it's very usable IMHO. Anyways, the gesture customization is coming in 2014 (I din't say in January, but in 2014 ), and thus the current situation is just temporary.
I believe your website it down Vladimir. It keeps failing during the redirect on both IE and Firefox. Do you know when it will be back up? I love the driver and it's been months since I've actually loaded Windows on my Mac and right now I can't use my pad the way I want to! I hope it's up an running soon!