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Useable on Windows 7 PC (NOT Bootcamp?) I was just curious if anybody here has the Apple running successfully on Windows 7, with gestures working (they may do something different on 7 as opposed to a Mac, but they still do something)? May 26, 2012
Purchased it a few hours ago. Using it right now on my Win 7 laptop. Had to buy a Bluetooth dongle though. When first pairing and connecting, the experience was "meh.." however I downloaded the windows drivers and an application called "magic Trackpad Control Panel" and suddenly the Trackpad became a little monster. I'm loving the new experience so far (although it took me a while to understand how to drag windows/select text, etc -you double tap but leave your finger in contact with the trackpad on the second tap and then move it around) You can find more info regarding the drivers and app here: http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/apple-magic-trackpad-control-panel-adds-trackpad-properties-in-windows-7/
Does the trackpad have to be used on a hard surface or can it be used on a soft surface like a sofa? Nov 6, 2013
Yes and No. You can use it fine on a soft surface, you can navigate and even click if you have the correct "touch" gestures enabled on your mac. If need to be able to physically click the button, rather than tap- then that doesn't work so well on a soft surface. I personally never really use the physical "click" when you push down on it... that takes too much effort, I just tap.
Two AA batteries, they typically last well over 2-3 months of normal use.
No, it came with Alcaline batteries (2 AA)
Can you run the Trackpad plugged in (for my office iMac) or does it have to run on batteries? Jan 12, 2014
The track pad is bluetooth, so there are no cables.
My Magic Trackpad has developed a "dead spot" or it could be described as one area where (lower left corner) where when clicked it freezes. Any soluti Jul 2, 2014
Sorry. I haven't experienced this issue nor have I heard of it before.
Will this work on a PC with Linux Mint 15? Nov 18, 2013
Short Answer: Yes, no multitouch. Long Answer: Linux Mint 15 is based on Ubuntu 13.04, and there has been support for the Apple Magic Trackpad in Ubuntu since about 10.04, but no support for multitouch. (That was about a year ago, the situation may have changed.) Pairing can also be confusing. Just search for "apple magic trackpad ubuntu" for details and the current state of support, it's on the Ubuntu wiki.
Can you use on a Computer, not Mac? Dec 8, 2013
To be honest with you I buy too many things from Amazon, like PCs, Macs, and every product Apple makes. I have 4 wireless keyboards, and two track pads. I never use PC products on Apple, because that's the way Mac products are built. But after reading your question I researched and found out that tack pad does work on PCs, with some limitations like no Right click, etc. I'm attaching a link to an article which probably is the best, and has link to many articles like on CNET. I was even successful in making it work (I'm a Doctor). Installing a track pad driver will even make it easier. Stick to one article, but be open to other options. It should work, it's so much fun on Macs. Good Luck!