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Use zoom scroll on new laptop trackpads via Mighty Mouse Laptop Macs
If you have a (new) Mighty Mouse, and have enabled the function for "zoom using scroll ball while holding..." (in System preferences -> Keyboard and Mouse -> Mouse), then when you use the laptop without the mouse, and hold down the key that you have selected in the above option and do a two finger scroll, it zooms with the scroll, as if you were using the scroll ball of your Mighty Mouse. It rocks my socks!

Whilst only tested on my MacBook Pro, I assume this works on MacBooks as well.

[robg adds: While this makes sense, I hadn't thought to try it -- and yes, it does indeed work on the MacBook as well.]
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Use zoom scroll on new laptop trackpads via Mighty Mouse
Authored by: Typhoon14 on Sep 26, '06 09:16:50AM

I've been using this for awhile on my PowerBook G4. It appears to be a feature of the updated keyboard/mouse drive you get off the mighty mouse driver CD, and I imagine it works on any Mac with trackpad scroll support. If you look under the "Trackpad" tab, you will notice that their is a new field under "trackpad gestures" for "zoom while holding", just like the one seen under the mighty mouse tab.



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Use zoom scroll on new laptop trackpads via Mighty Mouse
Authored by: JazzDude on Sep 26, '06 12:14:19PM

This actually works with any scrolling-enabled input device like a regular USB or Bluetooth mouse.



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Use zoom scroll on new laptop trackpads via Mighty Mouse
Authored by: dr_bob_cms on Sep 26, '06 12:14:40PM

Any way to get this without getting a Mighty Mouse?



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Use zoom scroll on new laptop trackpads via Mighty Mouse
Authored by: cougar718 on Sep 26, '06 12:33:11PM

Hey all,

What do you mean by 'zoom' in 'zoom scroll' ... Do you mean zoom as in zoom the screen in and out under Universal Access? If so that would be pretty useful...

Anyway to achieve this without having a Mighty Mouse? Seems keyboard shortcuts do not see Scroll Up or Down.

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Rick alias cougar



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Use zoom scroll on new laptop trackpads via Mighty Mouse
Authored by: cougar718 on Sep 26, '06 01:41:20PM

Logitech's latest drivers support a function labeled zoom... When using it in Safari, it increases/decreases the text size oppose to doing what Logitech's description says.

"Zoom lets you zoom the display in supported applications.

Zoom mode: Zoom to 100%, zoom to fit or zoom in and out the window or screen."

So it does not look like it's working like it should.



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Rick alias cougar



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Use zoom scroll on new laptop trackpads via Mighty Mouse
Authored by: cougar718 on Sep 26, '06 01:52:05PM

Okay, last fricken post :P

Zoom function uses Command + and Command - to trigger zoom in and out. If you go to the Keyboard / Mouse control and map the Zoom in and Zoom Out under Universal Access to Command + and Command - by clicking the mouse button when changing the short cut, the mouse then can be used to zoom the screen in and out.

Alrighty then!

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Rick alias cougar



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Authored by: phoenixrip on Sep 27, '06 07:13:16AM

Yeah, zomming as in Univarsal acess!!

Not only is this very usefull, but it is also an excellent way of making windows users jaws hit the ground, and making them insanely jealous

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Robbie White



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Authored by: loadedsith on Sep 26, '06 07:00:56PM

Yeah this works awsome on my powerbook 5,6 (15''), i thought i'd add that the zooming is way better then using the keyboard (as i was doing that for about a year before i got my wireless mightymouse inorder to see what i was typing). It's better because the zoom is smooth as aposed to 7 or 8 steps given by the keyboard



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