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timinak
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:50 am    Post subject: Magic trackpad Reply with quote

Just checking: I'm looking at
http://www.amazon.com/Apple-MC380LL-A-Magic-Trackpad/dp/B003XIJ3MW/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1320075739&sr=1-1
I have a 2011 mini with lion. Should I expect full compatibility?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the Magic Trackpad working on my 2011 mini running Lion, and I had full compatibility; at least any gesture I tried worked as it should. For what it's worth, I no longer have that trackpad; I traded it for a Magic Mouse. What I preferred about the mouse is more precision placement of the cursor in a text document; I just never adjusted to the trackpad for this purpose, and most of what I do is work with text documents. I think that this is why a lot of laptop owners use an external mouse instead of the built-in trackpad.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply. I wonder if one could run a trackball and a trackpad.
And if so, would there be an advantage for a 'power user'?
NOTE : I have for years used a trackball as opposed to a mouse and even tho' I am
right-handed, I use the trackball with my left just as easily...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still use my mouse with the trackpad so I don't expect any problems with a trackball. I prefer the mouse for most things and just use the trackpad for the gestures.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, no problem running multiple pointing devices. I also had a mouse and trackpad running at the same time on my mini. There is even freeware available that lets you use a given gesture in different ways on two "magic" devices.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cypher wrote:
I still use my mouse with the trackpad so I don't expect any problems with a trackball. I prefer the mouse for most things and just use the trackpad for the gestures.

Good to hear.
thanks a lot everybody!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went back to my magic mouse sorry but the magic trackpad got magic annoying real fast and gestures forget it it is so picky it was a complete waste of my money and time
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