I have an early 2007 Macbook Pro. The trackpad isn't multitouch - it doesn't support any of Lion's new many-finger gestures - but it does support two-finger scrolling. It obviously can keep track of two points of touch, so is there any way to get it to support pinch-to-zoom as well?

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Actually it can only discern between one narrow touch moving and one wider touch. It's not tracking multiple points - just calculating the area of touch and the single general motion.

Some other questions here might help explain this better:

No amount of software will make up for your solid state based trackpad. You might be able to get a Magic Trackpad or use an iOS device to inexpensively upgrade your hardware set and take advantage of multitouch.

  • OK, thanks... I guess I'll just either buy a Magic Trackpad or use my iPod Touch.
    – gtmtg
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 22:09

Perhaps look at BetterTouchTool. I don't know if it will support your Mac, but if it's at all possible I would expect it to.

  • It doesn't seem to support it... Thanks anyway, though!
    – gtmtg
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 20:57

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