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Two-finger scrolling for iBook G4s and older PowerBook G4s

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I came across something pretty cool today that I wanted to share with everyone. I'm sure you all know about the scrolling trackpads on the current line of PowerBooks. (If you don't, go to Apple's PowerBook page).

 

I was surprised to find that somebody has written a driver to enable this on the pre-2005 PowerBooks and all iBook G4s. Check it out here:

http://www-users.kawo2.rwth-aachen.de/~raz...zfazz/iscroll2/

 

It's a new driver written from scratch, not a hack, it has a GUI installer and it's easy to remove. It's controlled from its own pane in System Preferences. I've installed it on my iBook G4 1.33 GHz running OS 10.4.2 with no problems. It works perfectly for me if I only enable vertical scrolling. It's still pre-1.0 so I'm sure it will improve over time.

 

I emailed Adam so maybe he'll mention this on an upcoming show. I hope this helps some folks out!

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