3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 18, 2012 9:35 PM by chrisgalz
Qzxptl Level 1 (5 points)

I'm thinking of finally upgrading my late 2007 MBP to Lion, but I'm wondering if my Magic Trackpad will compensate for the fact that the MBP doesn't support multitouch gestures.


I'm also wondering how hobbled I'll be if I'm on the road and I don't have the Trackpad with me.


Thanks for any info!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2007 - 17"-2.4 C2D - 4 GB RAM
  • chrisgalz Level 1 (30 points)

    I have a 2007 MBP as well, and the only gestures that the trackpad has supported since its original system, Leopard, is two-finger scroll and two-finger click. Upgrading to Lion will not change this. If you need the three, four, and five finger gestures, the Magic Trackpad should work perfectly for you. You do not need any multi-finger gestures to use Lion though. They are just there to make navigating the system easier. I use my MBP flawlessly on Lion and on Mountain Lion, but if you really need the *more than 2 finger* gestures, then a Magic Trackpad is the perfect companion to an older laptop.

  • Qzxptl Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks for this complete info. On the whole would you say you've gained by moving to Lion? Is your 2007 MBP slower because of it (I've heard this complaint). I'm definitely going to test it first.

  • chrisgalz Level 1 (30 points)

    My macbook pro has not slowed down at all, and i'm running mountain lion, which is even newer than lion, so upgrading to lion should be fine for your computer.