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Mac notebooks: How to determine that your notebook has a Multi-Touch trackpad

Many Mac notebook computers have Multi-Touch trackpads that use gestures to perform tasks such as zooming, rotating images, and even switching applications. These gestures may involve two, three, or four fingers. Available gestures vary based on the Mac notebook and operating system.

Mac notebooks that have a Multi-Touch trackpad with a separate button include:

  • MacBook Air (Original)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008)
  • MacBook Air (Mid 2009)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2008)
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2008)

For more information on the gestures supported by these trackpads, see: 

Mac notebooks that have a Multi-Touch trackpad with a built-in button include:

  • MacBook Air (Late 2010) and later
  • MacBook (Late 2009) and later
  • MacBook Pro (Late 2008) and later

For more information on the gestures supported by these trackpads, see: 

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Use these links to help identify your Mac notebook:

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