Quick Fix macOS Mojave Trackpad Gestures- Hackintosh guides

Quick Fix macOS Mojave Trackpad Gestures- Hackintosh guides

by Ravi Singh
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Fix Touchpad Gestures in macOS Hackintosh

I have been into Hackintosh-ing for last 1.5 years. During the time, I have learned a lot about Hackintosh and I do share my learnings via blog posts frequently. Today, I will be sharing a quick tip on how to fix the Trackpad gestures in macOS Mojave 10.14+ Hackintosh devices.

Fix Mojave trackpad gestures guide covers the below Topics:

  • How to download macOS Mojave Trackpad Drivers (kexts)?
  • Install macOS Mojave driver kexts?
  • Enable trackpad gestures in macOS Mojave
  • Enable MacBook like Gestures in macOS Mojave Hackintosh
  • Install Synaptics trackpad kexts- Hackintosh
  • And finally all other kexts and trackpad drivers for macOS Mojave Hackintosh such as ELAN, ASUS laptop, HP, laptops, etc.

Enable Trackpad Gestures in macOS Mojave 10.14

In my laptop, I was seeing the trackpad controls but only swipe up and down with two fingers gesture were working. Other gestures were displayed in the Trackpad settings but were not working at all. If that’s the case with you, follow the guide and this will surely fix the issue.

Fix macOS Mojave and HigHSierra Hackintosh Touchpad Gestures

Best part, every gesture works just as described. However, you may have to get accompanied with a few gestures with time. After the fix, the gestures are smooth and precise, just see the video.

The steps are simple and straightforward. All you have to do is download the VoddooI2C package (.zip). After downloading the package, follow these steps:

  1. Use EFI mounter or Clover configurator app to mount the EFI partition
  2. Extract the VoodooI2C package. The extracted folder contains 7 kext files
  3. Now depending on your trackpad type i.e find out from ‘Windows Device Manager‘ if the trackpad is Synaptics or Windows precision trackpad.
  4. If Synaptics trackpad, copy VoodooI2C.kext and VoodooI2CSynaptics.kext to EFI>Clover>Kexts>Other folder and reboot system.

Kext folder Location

  1. If FTE trackpad (mainly in ASUS laptops), copy VoodooI2C.kext and VoodooI2CFTE.kext to EFI>Clover>Kexts>Other folder and reboot system.
  2. If ELAN trackpad, copy VoodooI2C.kext and VoodooI2CELAN.kext to EFI>Clover>Kexts>Other folder and reboot system.
  3. If Atmel maXTouch touchscreen/touchpad, copy VoodooI2C.kext and VoodooI2CAtmelMXT.kext to EFI>Clover>Kexts>Other folder and reboot system.
  4. If Windows Precision trackpad, copy VoodooI2C and VoodooI2CHID to EFI>Clover>Kexts>Other and reboot

After reboot, Go to Settings and enable all the gestures. If you are not able to see the trackpad controls, follow this guide. Else, try using the gestures and you will be able to use most usable gestures including pinch-zoom and two-finger rotation.

We have also created other how-to guide on common Hackintosh problems and fixes. Following are some for your reference:

For more, visit Hackintosh page.



Henry Kane January 10, 2019 - 8:55 am

Worked for me. My laptop has Windows precision driver trackpad and this worked well. Thanks for sharing. Other guides I have seen on tonymacx86 about fixing gestures are confusing as I am not a tech-savvy person.
Please help me with fixing the earphone jack as well. I have Dell 7460 powered by i5 processor 7200U. Thanks!

Utkarsh Gupta January 22, 2019 - 3:47 pm

Brother I didn’t got trackpad gestures working as it didn’t detect my trackpad…I applied voodoo kexts but didn’t worked …..I’m on Elan….

De Ponor March 6, 2019 - 12:17 am

I was hopeful that such a simple “solution” would work but I was also skeptical. And, unfortunately, it didn’t work for me. I copied the two kexts mentioned in the main description into my EFI/kexts/other folder, rebooted and tried all gestures. The list of working and not working is more or less the same before and after copying the kexts.

Not working:
– Look up & data detectors
– Smart zoom
– rotate
– Swipe between pages !!
– Notification centre
– Mission control
– App expose – this gesture can cause an app to enter/leave full screen
– Launchpad – this can cause an app to be minimised
– Show desktop – quits app
– Secondary click
– Zoom in or out – though less than perfect
– Swipe between full screen apps

I tried removing VoodooPS2Controller.kext but then the keyboard and touchpad stopped working. I also tried using that kext but without the trackpad kext that is embedded inside it (I left mouse and keyboard there) but this doesn’t even show the Trackpad gestures in system preferences.

What other kexts do you use? Do you have extra EFIs?

Synaptics Touchpad (HP 450 G5)
macOS 10.14.3
i5 82850U

By the way, I have never seen the “Click: light/medium/firm” option. How did you get that?

Ravi Singh March 14, 2019 - 10:54 pm

Here is my EFI that I am using with my Laptop…..https://www73.zippyshare.com/v/OYkW7bux/file.html

De Ponor April 1, 2019 - 3:21 pm

I got it working. Even though I have a Synaptics touchpad, I needed to use the VoodooI2CHID kext and have two new entries in KextsToPatch (Clover’s config.plist):
– com.apple.driver.AppleIntelLpssI2C: Prevent Apple I2C kexts from attaching to I2C controllers, credit CoolStar
– com.apple.driver.AppleIntelLpssI2CController: Prevent Apple I2C kexts from attaching to I2C controllers, credit CoolStar

Bods July 12, 2019 - 8:43 pm

Hi, I am having a windows precision keyboard. But when i install the voodoo2c kext, my hackintosh just crash. Any way to fix it?


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