Apple has extended an olive branch to Windows-using Mac owners. The company recently updated its Boot Camp utility to support the Windows Precision Touchpad feature on certain devices, as spotted this morning by Reddit user "ar25nan.” Windows Precision touchpad drivers offer a variety of gestures you can use to switch between windows, access the action center and open Cortana, among other things. It also enables basic functionality, such as two-finger scrolling and pinch-to-zoom. Most of those features have a macOS equivalent, many of which use the same gesture. Yet, until now Mac owners running Windows 10 via the Boot Camp utility were unable to take advantage of Windows Precision Touchpad. That's always been a notable omission, especially since Apple places such emphasis on touch-based interactions with its devices. Even the company's basic mouse was designed with gestures in mind. That situation has finally been rectified…for some people. Macs That Support Windows Precision Gestures Apple said in a support document that Windows Precision gestures support is limited to Boot Camp users running macOS Big Sur on an Intel-based Mac that features its T2 Security Chip . Anyone using an older version of macOS or an M1-equipped Mac is out of luck…. Read full this story
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