didn't realize I should only be reading the first two words of a thread title. my bad.
and hey @vidicious ..
i get it that you think i'm attacking you or being a jerk or whatever but from my side, there's more to it than that.
this is sketchup's 'official' feature request forum and a trimble developer is directly engaged in the thread.
and my point is more to them instead of you that magicprefs (nor better touch tool nor any of the 3rd party utilities that i've tried over the years ) is not capable of offering a proper solution to the problem of navigating a sketchup model with apple's hardware.
and also, a little more history since you've just joined yesterday and have only posted in this one thread-- this forum is the 5th(?) incarnation of an official or semi-official sketchup forum.. i can't link to the old topics as they've disappeared but i've been asking for apple trackpad support in sketchup since my 2003 powerbook.. the support hasn't come in 10 years time and maybe it's just a bit frustrating for someone to come along and say 'hey, here's one word and it's the solution!' when really, it's not the solution.. i've tried 3rd party offering (probably more than you) over and over with each new release and none have worked well yet..
meanwhile, there are other 3D modeling applications which do provide support for apple magic devices so people that have tried these other apps know it's possible to do in sketchup.. and that's what the feature request is asking for -- for sketchUp.app to obtain support for apple trackpads and mice.
i understand that you're saying 'hey, here's something that i like to use and maybe you'll like it too' and that's cool.. but at the same time, please don't get offended when someone else says 'no, i don't like using that.. for one- it simply won't do what i need it to" or " it's buggy when i try to use it as suggested"
if you insist that your suggested solution is the one then i'm all ears.. download the rhino beta (it's free to use for now) which has trackpad support/customization , familiarize yourself with navigating a model using the trackpad, then come back and show how you've set up magicprefs in order to make sketchup act the same way.. i'd be way willing to use a 3rd party solution.. if it actually works right.. and working right doesn't include "yeah, same thing as using two finger orbiting except you need to use four fingers while holding shift/cmmd" ..that type of solution is already available in sketchup itself so no need to use an outside utility just to get a different though equally convoluted setup.