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Apple, at last, supports Windows Precision Touchpad gestures in the new Boot Camp update

Apple is at long last adding support for Windows Precision Touchpad drivers in its most recent Boot Camp update. The new 6.1.15 update incorporates support for Windows Precision Touchpad, including single tap to click, lower-right corner to right-click, down motion to scroll up, and three or four-finger gestures.

Different Reddit clients saw the surprise update went live yesterday, and it obviously works better compared to third-party solutions like Trackpad++ and mac-precision-touchpad that individuals have had to use for years. “Works way better than both of them with better palm and thumb detection too,” says one Reddit client.

Microsoft initially began presenting Windows Precision Touchpad with Intel in 2013, in an effort to fix what were famous PC trackpad issues at that point. It has taken Apple a long time to enable Windows Precision Touchpad in Boot Camp, yet only one out of every odd MacBook is supported. An Apple support document noticed that only Mac computers with a T2 chip will actually want to access Windows Precision Touchpad, which is most MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models from 2018 onward.

The timing of such a significant update to Boot Camp is likewise amazing and could imply that Intel-based Macs will coincide with Apple’s M1-based Macs for some time yet. Mac discontinued Intel-based MacBook Airs last year, however, you can still purchase a 13-inch MacBook Pro with an Intel CPU for now. Apple has said that its “transition to Apple silicon will take about two years to complete.”

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