Apple is lastly including help for Home windows Precision Touchpad drivers in its newest Boot Camp replace. The brand new 6.1.15 replace consists of help for Home windows Precision Touchpad, together with single faucet to click on, lower-right nook to right-click, down movement to scroll up, and three or 4 finger gestures.
Numerous Reddit customers observed the shock replace went stay yesterday, and it apparently works higher than third-party options like Trackpad++ and mac-precision-touchpad that individuals have had to make use of for years. “Works method higher than each of them with higher palm and thumb detection too,” says one Reddit person.
Microsoft first began introducing Home windows Precision Touchpad with Intel in 2013, in an effort to repair what have been infamous PC trackpad points on the time. It has taken Apple a very long time to allow Home windows Precision Touchpad in Boot Camp, however not each MacBook is supported. An Apple help doc notes that solely Mac computer systems with a T2 chip will have the ability to entry Home windows Precision Touchpad, which is most MacBook Air and MacBook Professional fashions from 2018 onward (full listing right here).
The timing of such a major replace to Boot Camp can also be shocking and will trace that Intel-based Macs will coexist with Apple’s M1-based Macs for some time but. Apple discontinued Intel-based MacBook Airs final yr, however you may nonetheless purchase a 13-inch MacBook Professional with an Intel CPU for now. Apple has stated that its “transition to Apple silicon will take about two years to finish.”