Track 11 fingers on your Macbook? Inconceivable!

"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya."

"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya."

You don’t by any chance happen to have six fingers on your right hand? If so, FingerMgmt will let you track the movement of all eleven of your fingers on a Macbook multi-touch trackpad.


Yes, the latest Macbooks and Macbook Pros can track eleven points of contact on their pads. Seems somewhat excessive to me (by about 10%), but I guess they’re just planning ahead for when they release Macbooks with trackpads big enough for more than two hands (or perhaps touchscreens of similar size). While I’m not a fan of trackpads, I would be interested in seeing trackpads of unusual size.

Anyway, Johan Nordberg (who seems to hate bananas) has crafted a little program to plot those points of contact when you touch the trackpad and show them to you graphically. Doesn’t seem like much more than a diagnostic tool in itself, but could its potential stop there? Inconceivable.

Via lericson/programming/ by way of Gizmodo