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Magic Trackpad and Lion

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Ramses Salazar Calculating status...
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Jul 20, 2011 3:19 PM

I just upgraded to Lion and also bought a magic trackpad, i knew i had to install the magic trackpad and multitouch update but did'nt know that i had to before upgrading to Lion, now that i have Lion the trackpad update says that it doesn't support Lion. Is there gonna be a new update or may be i didn't download the right one but can't find any other,

  • captfred Level 7 Level 7 (26,225 points)
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    Jul 20, 2011 5:54 PM (in response to Ramses Salazar)

    You don't have to install the multitouch update.  It has native support in both Lion and the later versions of Snow Leopard.  You Trackpad should be fully functional right now.

     

    Regards,

    Captfred

  • captfred Level 7 Level 7 (26,225 points)
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    Jul 20, 2011 6:12 PM (in response to Ramses Salazar)

    Glad to help. 

     

    Captfred

  • Goldeneyes Calculating status...
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    Jul 21, 2011 10:03 AM (in response to Ramses Salazar)

    I have a similar issue, only without the magic trackpad.  I've got an older MacBook Pro, with a multi touch trackpad.  I never updated the trackpad, and now I can't due to the same issue, that the update doesn't support Lion.  Will there be another update for those of us who did not update before Lion?

  • tautology Calculating status...
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    Jul 21, 2011 2:46 PM (in response to Ramses Salazar)

    The preferences pane with that update has the ability to disable the funny content-oriented scrolling. I am trying to disable that on my wife's macbook, but since that update won't install, I cannot seem to get that preferences pane.

  • tautology Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 21, 2011 2:52 PM (in response to tautology)

    Nevermind. Pairing with my trackpad got the preferences pane enabled that I needed.

  • TommieC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 21, 2011 6:47 PM (in response to Ramses Salazar)

    I also upgraded to Lion on my iMac and bought a magic trackpad.  They sure worked great in the store. However, I can't get the two finger scroll to work.  The other gestures seeme to work.  I've turned it on and off, unpaired and repaired, unchecked all the trackpad gesture preferences, closed preferences, reopened preferences and checked all of them again.  Any help would be appreciated.

  • MarkSmith Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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    Jul 25, 2011 3:22 AM (in response to TommieC)

    Same here, Magic Trackpad only has basic point and click functionality, I have altered pref, restarted, etc, no change.

  • TommieC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 25, 2011 4:50 AM (in response to MarkSmith)

    I got some help in another thread.  Go to preferences-personal-universal access-trackpad-enable scrolling.

     

    That worked for me and seems to work fine.  Good luck and let me know if it works for you.

  • MarkSmith Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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    Jul 25, 2011 4:54 AM (in response to TommieC)

    Sorted - thanks Tommie

     

    Mark

  • Jgabriel_2011 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Jul 25, 2011 3:55 PM (in response to TommieC)

    I was facing the same problem with my iMac late 2008! Magic trackpad wouldn't recognize 4 fingers gesture to enter in mission control in the vertical, but changed between desktops using 4 fingers gesture in the horizontal! Besides that, magic trackpad wouldn't let me drag icons or drag windows to move them around! I tryed doing what Tommie expleined and it worked! Both issues were solved! Thanks!

  • Cj Shumate Calculating status...
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    Jun 29, 2012 11:22 AM (in response to TommieC)

    I've tried this, but still can't get my trackpad to recognize scrolling or any other multi-touch feature. Only allows basic cursor movement and left-clicking!

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