Apple supports Windows Precision Touchpad gestures in the new update


Apple added support for Windows Precision Touchpad drivers in the latest Boot Camp update. The new 6.1.15 update includes support for Windows Precision Touchpad, which is the feature of multiple taps, including one-click and bottom-right-click. Right mouse, down movement to scroll up, and three or four-finger gestures.

Several Reddit users noted that the surprise update was posted yesterday, and that it works better than tools like Trackpad++ and the mac precision touchpad that people have had to use for years. Better for palm and thumb, too. Microsoft first started offering Windows Precision Touchpad with Intel in 2013, to fix PC trackpad issues at the time. Apple took a long time to enable Windows Precision Touchpad in Boot Camp, but not every MacBook is supported, the report said.

The Apple support document notes that only T2-equipped Mac computers will have access to the Windows Precision Touchpad, most MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro models from 2018 onwards, and the timing of such a significant Boot Camp update is surprising. Also, it could hint that Intel-based Macs will coexist with Apple's M1-based Macs for a while now.

Apple halted production of the Intel-based MacBook Air last year, but users can still buy a 13-inch MacBook Pro with an Intel CPU. For now, Apple said its transition to Apple silicon will take about two years.


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