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Seriouly this driver is getting on my {censored}. Can someone explain how to tone down the sensitivity?

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same for me im desperated and remove it

Edited by cyclonefr, 03 February 2007 - 07:37 PM.


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yeah this was really cool but i was not able to use it because i could not edit the pref. and the mouse was to twitchy but its deff a good start. that being said for anyone looking for something similar i found a program that allows you to scroll with the trackpad as a virtual scroll wheel or as a clickwheel. it only works for cocoa apps though, which is fine for me since i only want to scroll in safari. it also has some really cool gesture recog stuff. if ur interested


http://www.cocoasuite.com/

Edited by andnever344, 07 February 2007 - 09:30 PM.


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Alright I downloaded these files in hope that maybe it would work. Well it didn't and I must say that I am a little dissapointed. Anyways I have a Gateway CX2724 tablet laptop and I know its a synaptic touchpad but I get nothing I cant even load the FFSCROLL in prefrence panel. I was hoping maybe someone had an idea why.

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For the sensitivity. under Keyboard & Mouse, there's now a tab called Trackpad, there you can adjust the speed.

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*BTW* Would anyone be interested in having this for Synaptics touchpads?
I think I rather easily would be able to port it to them, however, I don't own any laptop with synaptics touchpad, so I will need someone who can be a betatester...


Actually, I have a Synaptics touchpas with the side scroll option and I'd love to have
a working driver for it.
It's been a while since this post so I was wondering if you ever got around to doing one?


-Maj

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any news??

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Synaptics..... Yeah!!.

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Anybody know how to disable the trackpad tap-to-click? De-selecting it from the system prefs doesn't do anything. I'm using a sony VAIO TXN15 if that's any help

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Hi guys,

Patched the apple driver so it now supports the ALPS touchpad that many people reported issues with tapping not working (The one with the outcommented device ID in the ApplePS2ALPSGlidepoint.cpp

*update #1*
Updated information at
http://forum.osx86pr...h...=5419&st=0# (post #5)

*update #2*
There is a version compiled for 10.4.1 a few posts down.

*update #3*
Edgescrolling is *NOT* working (..the way it's supposed too). Working on a fix when time permits.

*update #4*
Just skip this and scroll to the last page, thread still small enuf for that :)



i'm sorry, but i can't seem to get the terminal stuff right. i have the file unstuffed on my desktop, but what do i do from there in the terminal? i am a new mac user, and i am clueless as far as the commands go. could someone please step it out for me? i need my touchpad working right! thanks!

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no luck for me (Vaio VGN-SZ140) ;)

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I installed this driver on a Dell Latitude c640 with a synaptics trackpad under 10.4.9. Initially the trackpad speed was so fast that it was almost unusable and the two-finger touch was so sensitive that I had to barely brush my finger across the trackpad surface in order to get the cursor to move without "locking up".

I figured that the settings in the FFScroll preference pane might be able to solve my problem. I fiddled with the settings under the two-finger touch tab. I was able to get the mouse down to a usable speed by lowering the tracking speed in the "normal" mouse and keyboard pane.

No matter now I fiddled with the settings in the FFScroll pane was I able to get the cursor to track a comfortable pace or get the two finger scroll to work. Finally I decided to check out the preference file to see if I could edit anymore options manually. (I got this from a post earlier in this thread)

The file is located at /Users/{username}/Library/Preferences/com.apple.driver.ApplePS2Trackpad.plist

When I double clicked the file it opened in Property List Editor. Here are the settings I changed and the values I changed them to to get my trackpad to work properly and to get two-finger scrolling to work.

Property: speedScale
Value: 1600
The higher the value this is set to the "slower" the cursor moves. I suspect it just changes how osX interprets the trackpad resolution. At a value of 1600 I was able the set the tracking speed in the "normal" mouse and keyboard pane back to the halfway point.

Property: tapTolerence
Value: 1000
I'm not really sure what this property does, but it eliminated some of the problems I was having with tap clicking

Property: horizontalScrollingRate/verticalScrollingRate
Value: 70
I set both of these properties to 70 to eliminate some of the "jumping" is was seeing when lifting my fingers after two finger scrolling. The higher you set the values the slower a window will scroll when using two finger scrolling.

Property: horizontalScrollingThreshold/verticalScrollingThreshold
Value: 9
I found 9 to be a nice compromise between responsiveness and eliminating false positives. Lower values improved the responsiveness when two finger scrolling but tended to increase the false positives when I was only using one finger on the trackpad.

Property: zAcceptThreshold
Value: 130
Sometimes the trackpad would misinterpret single finger usage as two finger scrolling. This made the cursor seem to lock up. The higher you set this property the harder you have to press on the trackpad to initiate two finger scrolling. I found values lower than 130 to sometimes cause my single finger usage to start scrolling. I also found that values above 130 made it so I had to press really hard with my fingers in order for my two fingers to register as a scrolling attempt.

All other values I left at their default levels. If you need to return everything to default just delete the above file and reboot and the file will get recreated with default values.

Whenever you make any changes to the ffscroll preferences you need to restart the ffscroll daemon in order for the changes to take effect. This can be accomplished by rebooting or running the following commands in the terminal.

> sudo killall -9 FFScrollDaemon
> sudo /usr/local/bin/FFScrollDaemon

The values I am using worked very well for my laptop and were found through trial and error. Others may find that different values work better. Hopefully this guide will help others find the values that work best for them.

The only issue I am still experiencing is double tap clicking and tap dragging. I believe that the doubleTapTolerence property will help that but I still need to experiment. I will post my results to this thread once I find out.

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Thanks for the guide, duplicity! It really helped me with setting up two finger scrolling!
One thing: My file was located at /Library/Preferences/com.apple.driver... instead of /Users/xony/...

Have you gotten tap-dragging to work, yet?

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Is there any way to increase the polling/tracking speed of a Synaptics trackpad in OS X, because the jerky pointer movement is horrible :o

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Anyone know how to uninstall Alps. the sensitivity is way too much. Going to wait on different version

thanks in advance

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Works great here on a Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook 6210D.

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Synaptics please!!! ;)

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will it work for an insprion 5160 notebook with a 5.9 synaptics trackpad on leopard??

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I know this is the wrong subforum, but I was wondering if anyone got this working on Leopard. It seems like the beta was fairly functional and just needed different defaults, but I can't even try it as the link on page 4 is down. Could someone PM me with a copy? I would be most grateful as I use some manner of an ALPS Glidepad on my Tosh Tecra M7.

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I haven't had much time to look into getting tap dragging working correctly with this driver and a synaptics trackpad. However this site has info on what all the different items in the preference file mean.

http://www.koders.co...2546C4DFD8.aspx

If I manage to get tap dragging working on my laptop I will post the settings I used here.





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