The tale of my abnormally large laptop trackpad and my palms
Google Pages is being converted to Google Sites any day now, so I've moved this content to a new home: http://www.pocketlim.com/TrackpadMagic/
After purchasing my
first Mac, the Macbook Pro 15", I found it annoying that when I would
type or try to play games, my palm would occasionally slip over the
corner of the unusually large trackpad and move my cursor to either a
different position in the text (or mess up my aim) and I'd mess things
up (or die after shooting at the ground). Under Mac OS X, there's an
option whereby if an external mouse is connected, the trackpad is
automatically disabled. However, there is no option in Windows for this
in the mouse properties. The only way to disable it is to go into the
Device Manager, right click it and select disable. Well, I wanted
something easier, and I couldn't find anyone online that made a utility
that does this. So....
I built a small utility that allows you to disable and enable the Apple Macbook trackpad easily, called Trackpad Magic. It even has the automatic mode which mimics OS X's option.
Many thanks to Chauncey W. for his much needed help with Windows Vista functionality and getting it to work on his unibody Macbook! He took the time to email me and help me get it working. Appreciate this to the max.