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10.5: Enable two-finger clicking on some PowerBooks System 10.5
With Leopard, Apple has given PowerBook users the ability to secondary (right) click with two fingers on the track pad! In Tiger, this was only possible on MacBook/MacBook Pros.

In the Keyboard & Mouse System Preferences panel, go to Trackpad and enable "Tap trackpad using two fingers for secondary click." Thank you Apple for adding this functionality which previously was only available by buying new hardware! I have only tested this on a G4 Powerbook 15" 1.67Ghz -- I don't know if it appears when loading Leopard on other PowerBooks.
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10.5: Enable two-finger clicking on some PowerBooks
Authored by: cursethishearse on Nov 20, '07 02:43:51PM

This will only work on PPC laptops that are able to two-finger scroll, which is the last revision of the iBook and I think the last two revisions of the PowerBook.



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10.5: Enable two-finger clicking on some PowerBooks
Authored by: JaxMyers on Nov 20, '07 03:00:39PM

Thank you so much for enabling this for us, Apple!



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10.5: Enable two-finger clicking on some PowerBooks
Authored by: sofstrad on Nov 20, '07 03:04:31PM

It works too on my PowerBook G4 1.5 GHz under MacOS X 10.4.8
Great news !



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10.5: Enable two-finger clicking on some PowerBooks
Authored by: DHB on Nov 20, '07 07:50:07PM

I don't understand what you mean by "it works on 10.4.8" I have the last version of the Powerbook, running 10.4.11, and I see no such option. Where exactly did you find this running 10.4?



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10.5: Enable two-finger clicking on some PowerBooks
Authored by: CHCH.cc on Nov 20, '07 03:15:31PM

It doesn't work on my PB15" 1,25GHz. Too bad, but I'm happy that there's an alternative way for scrolling on the powerbook. Sidetrack now also works on leopard and gives you some more options beyond scrolling.



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Yeah! I totally didn't see that option!
Authored by: tice on Nov 21, '07 12:51:27AM

I missed that since Leopard and tried all these iscroll2 hacks but nothing worked. Now this is great, thanks for the wonderful info!! : D



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Yeah! I totally didn't see that option!
Authored by: RobertBen on Nov 21, '07 02:40:04AM

iScroll2 does still work on Leopard, but you have to enable Trackpad Gestures in System Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse.



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10.5: Enable two-finger clicking on some PowerBooks
Authored by: caroljiwa on Nov 21, '07 03:31:20AM

It works on my G4 12" iBook as well! What a useful feature. Great hint!!!



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10.5: Enable two-finger clicking on some PowerBooks
Authored by: zane on Nov 21, '07 11:36:45AM

This is so incredibly awesome. I've always envied the MacBooks/Pros with this feature, and got used to using it on my wife's MacBook. I had never understood why it wasn't available to the two-finger-scrolling-enabled PowerBooks.

I've got a feeling this might have come with 10.5.1 too; I'm pretty sure I went looking for it nanoseconds after my initial Leopard install and was disappointed that it wasn't there.



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10.5: Enable two-finger clicking on some PowerBooks
Authored by: luomat on Nov 25, '07 05:08:28PM

This option doesn't appear at all for my 1.5Ghz 15" Powerbook (2nd to last edition, I think the last one was 1.67 and did two finger scrolling).

Running 10.5.1



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10.5: Enable two-finger clicking on some PowerBooks
Authored by: chris_n on Nov 29, '07 09:19:39AM

i am sad. my trackpad 'supports' multi finger input, but the option isn't in my pref pane!!


what gives, apple?



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10.5: Enable two-finger clicking on some PowerBooks
Authored by: chris_n on Nov 29, '07 09:21:30AM

just FYI, i'm using a 17" 1.5ghz powerbook with 10.5.1



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