Apparently, the trackpad driver in later model MacBooks (those with multi-touch trackpads) has trackpad tap-to-click support. Is there any way to enable this in Boot Camp on a first-generation MacBook?

I'm running with the latest Boot Camp update (2.1) and Apple drivers. I've tried both XP+SP3, Vista, and Windows 7 RC under Boot Camp and haven't been able to figure this out in either environment.

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It seems to be available with an update to Boot Camp 3.0 included in Snow Leopard.

From Boot Camp 3.0 FAQ page:

  • Improved tap-to-click support - The ability to tap the trackpad to click the mouse button is now supported on all Mac portables that run Boot Camp.
  • Excellent! I'm unable to verify this before the bounty ends, since my copy of Snow Leopard won't arrive until after that, but it sounds like it will work.
    – arathorn
    Aug 30, 2009 at 18:17

I'm not sure in Windows 7, but in XP SP3 it is an option in the Boot Camp item under Control Panel. After you install all the junk from the OSX DVD, there should be a Boot Camp icon in the Control Panel (should look like this). There is a "Keyboard" or "Mouse" tab in there which will give you the options for tapping, right-tapping, multi-touch, etc.


It seems that this solution is only available with the newer unibody MacBook Pros, and may not work for everyone. Check out the comments thread for more info.

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    Hmm, not seeing this. Do you have a screenshot? Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.
    – arathorn
    Jul 20, 2009 at 17:02
  • I added a bit more details and an SC. You did install all the drivers from the DVD, right?
    – Jack M.
    Jul 20, 2009 at 17:06
  • Yeah, I've installed the drivers from the DVD. I don't see the option in this screen capture -- I've looked at all the tabs in the Boot Camp control panel and don't see the option I'm looking for.
    – arathorn
    Jul 20, 2009 at 17:08
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    Maybe on the newer multitouch trackpads, since it's not available on my first generation MacBook Air (which does have multitouch but not four finger gestures).
    – mmx
    Jul 20, 2009 at 17:27
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    Added a new screeny. It's there. Have you checked to see if there are any updates from Software Update within Windows? You may need to install iTunes to get the updater.
    – Jack M.
    Jul 20, 2009 at 17:28

The Snow Leopard DVD includes BootCamp 3.0. All trackpads can tap click with this version of BootCamp. I know it works (very well I might add) in at least XP and Vista. I do not know about Windows 7.


I've all the features working on mousepad in Windows 7 64 Bit. Single tap on the trackpad, 2 finger tap for right click... finally got everything working on my Macbook 2008 (White) for Windows 7 64 Bit. Its pretty fast for my 2GB RAM, booting up, shutting down. Upgraded my HDD from 160GB 5400rpm to 500GB 7200 RPM. Divided equally into 250/250 gig....


That's Easy to activate tap to click in windows 7 on bootcamp you mean tapping is not working and u must push pad hardly how to solve?

just do right click on bootcamp icon on traybar go to bootcamp control panel last tab "TrackPad" activate the Tap to click

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