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d4nth3m4n
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Nov 16, 2003, 06:18 PM
 
if youre like me, and you spend a decent amount of time on the road with no mouse available, but are fed up with having no scroll wheel, check out sidetrack! ive been running this for about a month now effortlessly.

just sharing what ive found. this has sped me and my ibook up immensly.

Dan.
     
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Nov 16, 2003, 06:39 PM
 
It's a nice program and works well. There are still some bugs that need to be sorted through. When I use it I don't feel that my trackpad is as responsive. It is still in beta form and when the final is released I think that it will be a great to have.
     
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Nov 17, 2003, 11:58 AM
 
I use this on my mini-powerbook and really like it. After weeks of frustration, though, I have given up on the tap-as-option-click feature. Seems that each time I set my finger on the pad -- no matter how lightly -- it option+clicks. Very annoying.

What would be perfect IMHO is if you could set this option for double-tap instead. That would more than make up for the lack of a two-button trackpad.
     
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Nov 17, 2003, 07:43 PM
 
I have it working nicely on my PB12. It's not perfect. On occasion, the scrolling function gets "stuck," but overall this is something Apple should have built into the OS.

I fired up my old Toshiba laptop and wow. It already has the scrolling functionality just like the author of SideTrack said.
     
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Nov 18, 2003, 01:48 AM
 
Originally posted by KeyLimePi:
I use this on my mini-powerbook and really like it. After weeks of frustration, though, I have given up on the tap-as-option-click feature. Seems that each time I set my finger on the pad -- no matter how lightly -- it option+clicks. Very annoying.

What would be perfect IMHO is if you could set this option for double-tap instead. That would more than make up for the lack of a two-button trackpad.
I can't understand why this feature is like this on Macs. I've been researching notebooks and I would really like to get a Mac but all the Mac laptops do this. I end up accidently opening or selecting unwanted stuff. Why don't they have a sensitivity option? I know you can turn it off but I like this feature. Its sad to say but PC laptops don't seem to experience this issue. I really don't want to get a mouse and be confined to working on a desk or table.
     
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Nov 18, 2003, 02:26 AM
 
they need a new version with corner taps for expose... =/

that would be hot.
     
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Dec 2, 2003, 08:23 PM
 
Anyone else having troubles installing this? I install it, and then once I reboot and go into preferences it says the driver isn't loaded. After many reboots, nothing seems to help...

EDIT: Well odd enough I just tried again and it works perfectly fine! Figures...
( Last edited by StuartB; Dec 2, 2003 at 08:34 PM. )
     
   
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