MacBook Air (Late 2008): Four Fingers scrolling doesn‘t appear in the Trackpad System Preferences

In certain situations you may notice that Four Fingers scrolling is not an option in the Trackpad System Preferences or Four Fingers scrolling may not function as expected. In such cases, the trackpad preferences may appear as shown in the illustration below:

You may notice this issue if you have ISO & JIS regional keyboards for the MacBook Air (Late 2008) including:

  • British
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • Swedish


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To resolve this issue, choose Software Update from the Apple () menu to download and install the Mac OS X v10.5.6 software update.  

The Trackpad System Preferences should appear with the Four Fingers swipe description.

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