Re: Magic Trackpad first impression
- From: dempson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (David Empson)
- Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 19:33:53 +1200
Hi Michelle, thanks for the review. I'll probably get one next month.
A few comments...
Michelle Steiner <michelle@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Anyway, after I got home, I installed the Magic iPad. No muss, no fuss;
just turn it on and pair it. The batteries were already installed. And no
entering any code to pair, unlike with the wireless mice.
So far, so good; it does take a little getting used to, though. For one
thing, I have a tendency to keep two fingers on it, so I need to remember
to have only one finger when trying to move the mouse pointer. I'm also
trying to decide whether to keep tap-to-click activated; right now, I'm
going to keep it that way so I can give it a shakedown.
I'm already used to the laptop trackpad two-finger scroll and secondary
click so I won't have a problem with those.
A three-finger drag can be used to either drag a window or to navigate
forward and back in Safari, iTunes, and maybe some other applications.
Having now installed the trackpad update and gained the three-finger
gesture to drag a window: what on earth were Apple thinking? This is the
point pointless waste of a gesture I have seen.
It is identical to "click and drag on title bar of window". (Or tap and
drag on title bar, if you have tap-to-click and dragging enabled.)
I thought it would be the equivalent of Command-click and drag, which
lets you move a window in the background. That would at least save me
holding down a key.
I may not want to activate the window I'm dragging, just move it.
You also have to aim at the title bar, which defeats most of the
My trackpad already supported three-finger to navigate in iPhoto etc.,
and I've used that a few times. It is actually useful.
In order to give it a fair and complete trial, I've turned off my Magic
Mouse, even though both can work together. Based in this initial hour of
use, though, I think that I'm going to keep it. (I just tried to grab the
mouse to move the mouse pointer; yup, it's going to be a bit of time to
untrain myself of that habit.)
More to come later.
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