Fix Apple's no-good-very-bad Trackpad Acceleration

February 12, 2009 at 09:22 AM | Uncategorized | View Comments

Ug, Apple doesn't quite seem to be able to get it right with their touch pads.

Alright, I feel a rant coming on, so I'll get to the point, then rant.

iMouseFix fixes Apple mouse acceleration.

Ok, that's it. Now for the rant.

If you've ever used an Apple computer, you've doubtless noticed the brain dead mouse acceleration model. And it's even worse when you're using a laptop. I frequently need to two or three times before I can successfully click text.

When I was on my (beautiful, lovely, wonderful) 12" PowerBook, I used a great little piece of software called SideTrack to give me side scrolling, right clicking and everything else I wanted.

But now that I'm on a very mediocre 13" MacBook, I have to live with crappy Apple drivers, silly two-finger scrolling (which can't do continuous scrolling) and the aforementioned acceleration issues.

Oh well... I've got the accelleration stuff (mostly) fixed now... Maybe I'll figure out how to fix the scrolling at some point two...

PS: I wonder if Fitt's Law takes acceleration into account?