Free Focused Scroll is a project to implement an open source driver for Apple PowerBooks. The project was started as an alternative to SideTrack (which isn't free) and an improvement upon iScroll2. It achieves its advanced features by running the trackpad in what is called 'absolute' mode. This means that the driver can tell exactly what part of the pad your finger is touching. The Apple driver (and iScroll2) both run the pad in 'relative' mode, and while that facilitates a simpler driver because the pad does most of the work, it is very limiting of what you can do.
Most notably running in 'absolute' mode allows
- In addition to the installer having a new fancy icon, I've cleaned the code up a bit and disabled quite a bit of debugging code.