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Recently the tap to click on my trackpad will disable itself after a restart and I have to go into System Preferences to enable it. Has anyone experienced this and know of a solution?

I'm running Snow Leopard on a white MacBook (Mid 2010).

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It probably won't help, but you could try deleting ~/Library/Preferences/‌​. Missing preference files are recreated automatically, so that should be harmless. – user495470 Feb 29 '12 at 1:22

Open and enter the following to (re-)enable tap to click on the Trackpad:

defaults write Clicking -bool true

Then, log out and log back in again.

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