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10.4: Use two-finger right-click on MacBook Pros System 10.4
Well, it looks like Mac OS X 10.4.7 enables the two-fingered right-click on MacBook Pro models, bringing them up to feature-spec with the MacBook. Rock on.

Go into the trackpad preferences inside System Preferences to enable the "tap trackpad using two fingers for secondary click" to enable the functionality.

[robg adds: Yes, this is a standard feature that's part of the upgrade. However, the two-finger right-click is so popular on the MacBooks, I figured it couldn't hurt to help spread the word that the MacBook Pros now have it as well.]
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10.4: Use two-finger right-click on MacBook Pros
Authored by: jeff_lamarche on Jun 29, '06 08:41:41AM

I'm confused by this... I've been using this feature since I bought my 17" MacBook Pro. It wasn't enabled by default, but it was available from the Keyboard and Mouse control panel under the Trackpad tab out of the box.

In fact, I haven't applied the 10.4.7 update yet.



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10.4: Use two-finger right-click on MacBook Pros
Authored by: AquaX on Jun 29, '06 08:44:22AM

This hint should be amended to mention that the 15" MBPs were the ones that got this added with 10.4.7.

17" MBPs, and all MacBooks had this as a standard feature from day one.



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10.4: Use two-finger right-click on MacBook Pros
Authored by: Mikey-San on Jun 29, '06 08:46:20AM

Yeah, it was the 15s that didn't have this at launch. Neglected to mention this. My bad, hombres.



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10.4: Use two-finger right-click on MacBook Pros
Authored by: crewman76 on Jun 29, '06 08:46:39AM

i think this feature is ONLY on the 17" macbook pro.



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Still works if you have already install the 17" MBP kext & PrefPane
Authored by: cliefan on Jun 29, '06 08:59:33AM

I did the 10.4.7 update last night and I've already been using two-finger right-click by installing the 17" MBP kext & prefpane on my 15" MBP. THe update didn't break anything.



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Still works if you have already install the 17" MBP kext & PrefPane
Authored by: RawkBob on Aug 22, '06 05:38:51PM

D'ya think installing the macbook prefpane on a powerbook would work?

If anyones got a copy of the macbook pref pane, could they upload it so I can try it with my 12" powerbook?


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10.4: Use two-finger right-click on MacBook Pros
Authored by: Lutin on Jun 29, '06 09:27:44AM

Any hack available somewhere on the internet to enable this on Powerbook 15", non-intel.
Mine supports two fingers scrolling, so I suppose It would be possible to enable two fingers click detection and bind it to right click.



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10.4: Use two-finger right-click on MacBook Pros
Authored by: denckwanzer on Jun 29, '06 09:59:41AM

I've bee looking for that, too (for my 12" PowerBook that supports 2-finger scrolling).



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10.4: Use two-finger right-click on MacBook Pros
Authored by: fredrikw on Jun 29, '06 10:47:51AM

Have you tried iScroll2, it worked great on my iBook at least.

/Fredrik



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10.4: Use two-finger right-click on MacBook Pros
Authored by: zane on Jul 01, '06 04:26:49AM

iScroll doesn't not work with the scrolling-trackpad (late-model) PowerBooks.



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10.4: Use two-finger right-click on MacBook Pros
Authored by: Lutin on Jul 02, '06 09:03:38AM
From the description of iScroll 2:
Models that have two-finger scrolling already built-in are not supported! These use a completely different, USB-based trackpad, the driver or which is not available as open source.

So, my laptop is too old or too young to get right clicking working with the touchpad.

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10.4: Use two-finger right-click on MacBook Pros
Authored by: strikeman on Jun 29, '06 06:09:18PM

Sidetrack gives you one finger right-click and much more. Check it out.



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10.4: Use two-finger right-click on MacBook Pros
Authored by: zane on Jul 01, '06 04:42:16AM

Yes, but it also overrides the default two-finger scrolling when enabled. This means you lose two-finger scrolling functionality on PowerBooks, MacBooks and MBP's, in favor of SideTrack's own absolute-tracking scroll method.

This is undesirable for those of us who prefer the Apple default two-finger scrolling method, and for me is not worth the trade-off for tap-corners (which I've always found to be rather finicky to use).

I've would love to see a two-finger right-click hack for the USB-trackpad 2005/06 PowerBooks. I was hoping Apple would think of us in 10.4.7. I guess not.



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10.4: Use two-finger right-click on MacBook Pros
Authored by: jpmiller03 on Jun 29, '06 11:58:43AM

That is a good app - but it only works on powerbooks and ibooks that don't offer two finger scroll support (pre-2005)



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10.4: Use two-finger right-click on MacBook Pros
Authored by: l3prador on Jun 29, '06 01:14:20PM

Let's face it, this is a three-finger click. ;)



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10.4: Use two-finger right-click on MacBook Pros
Authored by: AssProphet on Jun 29, '06 06:37:57PM

Yeah, that only works on models that did not come with two finger scrolling enabled. It hacks an older driver.



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10.4: Use two-finger right-click on MacBook Pros
Authored by: jweierman on Jul 10, '06 01:17:33PM

This was especially helpful to me as I was accustomed the the thinkpad's scroll and pane options. I knew there had to be a way to make the mac's pad function with a right click! (Mr. Jobs wouldn't do that us)



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