iScroll2
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iScroll2 is a modified trackpad driver that adds two-finger scrolling capabilities to supported pre-2005 PowerBooks and iBooks on OS X 10.3 and up (version 0.29 and later require 10.4).

Supported models include most aluminum PowerBooks introduced from 2003 to 2004 as well as all G4 iBooks.

Note: Models that have two-finger scrolling already built-in are not supported! These use a completely different, USB-based trackpad, the driver of which is not available as open source.

iScroll2 is based on Apple's AppleADBMouse-209.0.10 driver for the
What's New
Version 0.32:
  • Fixed a typo in main() that caused the settings daemon to crash on load.
  • Please do not use version 0.31!
  • Note: This version requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher!
Requirements
  • PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • 2003-2004 model Aluminum PowerBook or any G4 iBook. See website for details.



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Macsweep reviewed on 21 Mar 2010
Very flakey performance on late model iBook G4. Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not. tested on late model G4 iBook.
On an earlier model G3 iBook it seemed to work much better. But still no awards for stability.
Both systems were OS 10.4.11
[Version 0.32]


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153957Photography reviewed on 25 Sep 2008
It works.
But only after I enabled 'Two finger scrolling' in the Keyboard & Mouse preferences, which wasnt a very obvious requirement.. that could have been made more clear.
Other then that it works great :)
[Version 0.32]


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bousozoku commented on 14 Nov 2007
Version 0.32 has given back the two finger scrolling, which hasn't worked since Tiger. It still seems a bit jerky but that is probably due to Leopard as everything seems to work poorly.
[Version 0.32]


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Tice commented on 14 Nov 2007
Still doesn't work anymore on my PowerBook : (
[Version 0.30]

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tcrown replied on 14 Nov 2007
try going to the System Prefs and Keyboard and mouse settings. There should be a new button to enable 2 finger scroll, check that and you should be good to go.
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Tice replied on 14 Nov 2007
I'm afraid that isn't the solution. But thanks anyway.
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Tray Steel commented on 13 Nov 2007
Just installed iScroll2 0.30 and it now keeps my settings. Well done works great!
[Version 0.30]


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Johnny Rocket commented on 13 Nov 2007
installed 0.30 and rebooted and it is saving my changes. good job!
[Version 0.30]


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Johnny Rocket commented on 07 Nov 2007
doesn't appear to be saving settings after a reboot. I lowered the speed, rebooted, and it was back to max. Otherwise seems to be working in 10.5
[Version 0.29]


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masc commented on 07 Nov 2007
Just installed 0.29 and works well on Leopard
[Version 0.29]


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Johnny Rocket commented on 03 Nov 2007
seems to be working fine with 10.5
[Version 0.28]


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renderhead reviewed on 15 Apr 2007
This software works great on my Aluminum Powerbook G4. I use it constantly, and the only time I think about it is when I'm recommending it to friends.
[Version 0.27]


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Tray Steel had trouble on 10 Nov 2007
iScroll 0.29 works on Leopard but has a small bug of not saving your settings upon reboot. To get round this you can manually edit the default settings file /Library/Preferences/name.razzfazz.driver.iScroll2 using texteditor/BBEdit to reflect the settings you want.
[Version 0.29]


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rtheone had trouble on 16 Jun 2007
Impossible to find good settings w Safari 3!!!
[Version 0.27]


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Misu had trouble on 16 May 2007
after installing the vers. 0.27 on my powerbook g4 1,33 i run in the kernel panic problem.

after deinstalling all works fine. hope for a new version
[Version 0.27]


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Ben Wakefield had trouble on 01 May 2007
I've had the same problems as Rattus with iScroll 2. All previous versions worked fine, but 0.27 causes a kernel panic upon start-up. Can this be sorted soon?
[Version 0.27]

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sachi commented on 07 May 2007
After instaling QuickTime 7.1.6 I has kernel panic during system startup.
I spend all night to find out, that QT has conflict whith iScroll2 0.27.

I really like this app, and now I miss it.

Hope to see update soon.
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rattus had trouble on 06 Apr 2007
WARNING: this software made my iBook G4 (mid 2004 model) kernel panic on startup after installation.
I was able to fix it by starting up in Safe Boot Mode (hold shift) and removing the following files:

/Library/PreferencePanes/iScroll2.prefpane
/Library/Preferences/name.razzfazz.driver.iScroll2.plist
/Library/StartupItems/iScroll2 (folder)
/System/Library/Extensions/iScroll2.kext

This was an unfortunate event and I hope this doesn't happen to others because it sure scared me!
[Version 0.27]


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alava134 had trouble on 07 Jun 2006
someone please help!!! i have a feeling my mouse doesn't support this feature. but anyways......what does "Your trackpad does not seem to support W-enhanced mode. This is a prerequisite for using iScroll2." mean? thats what comes up when i try to install iscroll2 0.26.......please help anyone!!!! thanks.
[Version 0.26]


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MacCentric had trouble on 04 Apr 2006
I tried to install on my Powerbook 1Ghz but wouldn't go, complained that this book doesn't support W-enhanced mode. Sitdetrack did install without complaining.
Bummer, I'd prefer to use this.
[Version 0.25e]


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chipster had trouble on 26 Apr 2005
Not working in 10.3.9. No preferences in mouse pane.
[Version 0.21]

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Anonymous commented on 27 Apr 2005
Did you install either of the 10.3.8 or 10.3.9 combo installers? At least for 10.3.8, the smaller standard installer didn't include the revamped Keyboard & Mouse pane. If you did install the combo one, it sounds like your kextcache still contains an older version of the driver. I'm working on modifying the installer to prevent that.
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chipster replied on 27 Apr 2005
" Did you install either of the 10.3.8 or 10.3.9 combo installers? At least for 10.3.8, the smaller standard installer didn't include the revamped Keyboard & Mouse pane. If you did install the combo one, it sounds like your kextcache still contains an older version of the driver. I'm working on modifying the installer to prevent that."

Thanks for your response Daniel. I installed the "small" update (via software update). I'll download the combo updater, install your 0.22 version. Thanks for you help...and I truly appreciate your hard work!
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Charles Camirand had trouble on 21 Feb 2005
iScroll2 0.7 : The Installer runs a small program then refuses to install iScroll2 on my almost-new 15' Powerbook (1.33 GHz, 768M Ram, 10.3.8). Should it work on this computer ? Or is it because I already have uControl, SideTrack and a Wacom Graphire 3x5 Tablet (with the latest driver) ?
[Version 0.7]

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Anonymous commented on 21 Feb 2005
The ReadMe says that it won't install if SideTrack is on your computer.
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iScroll2 is a modified trackpad driver that adds two-finger scrolling capabilities to supported pre-2005 PowerBooks and iBooks on OS X 10.3 and up (version 0.29 and later require 10.4).

Supported models include most aluminum PowerBooks introduced from 2003 to 2004 as well as all G4 iBooks.

Note: Models that have two-finger scrolling already built-in are not supported! These use a completely different, USB-based trackpad, the driver of which is not available as open source.

iScroll2 is based on Apple's AppleADBMouse-209.0.10 driver for the ADB-based trackpads found on older models, which is available as part of the publicly released Darwin source code (and covered by the APSL). The code added for supporting two-finger scrolling was written from scratch.


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