a multi-touch trackpad developed and sold by Apple Inc. It is similar to the trackpads found in the current MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs, but much larger

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Is there any way stop my Apple trackpad from rotating?

My Apple trackpad seems to rotate counter clockwise (I am right handed) through my use of it over the day. This happens several times normally during the day. It never used to do so when it was new ...
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lagging cursor from magic mouse and magic trackpad

I have a brand new mac mini 2012 connected to a Thunderbolt display. Since the Thunderbolt display was connected, I sometimes get a lagging cursor, meaning that moving the mouse/trackpad leads the ...
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How to disable Magic Trackpad while typing?

Is it possible to get the external Magic Trackpad disabled automatically while I'm typing? I do get a lot of cursor movements/clicks when just touching the trackpad accidentally.
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Is there an easy way to repeatedly connect a Magic Trackpad to different workstations? [duplicate]

We pair program where I work, and like many people there, I have my own mouse and keyboard that I take with me as I rotate between workstations. I want to try using a magic trackpad at work, but I ...
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Mouse tracking speed randomly resets?

For whatever reason, the tracking speed of my mouse resets to the midway mark every once in a while. Running Mountain Lion (10.8.2), and I've got two mice connected: Magic Mouse, WoW Legendary Gaming ...
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Pairing MacBook Pro and two Magic Trackpads

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro (non-Retina) running Lion and two Magic Trackpads - one for work and one for the home office. If I'm away from the office for too long (say a long holiday weekend), my office ...
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How to clean a sticky Magic Trackpad click?

My magic trackpad seems to have gotten dirty in the button. I've tried swabbing around the button with alcohol but I still, at times, have to lift the trackpad to release the mouse click. Do you ...
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Is there an alternative to apple's standard wireless bluetooth trackpad? I.e., an aftermarket version of the same basic thing?

I have had continuing problems with apple's bluetooth wireless trackpad. the first one had strange performance problems -- I got a friendly apple agent to exchange it for me. The new one was better, ...
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VirtualBox Win7 enable horizontal trackpad scrolling

I use a Windows 7 installtion in Virtual Box. The magic track works fine for scrolling up and down but scrolling sideways doesn't work. Does anyone know how to get it working?
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Close tab without clicking on X?

I'm using a 2012 Retina Mac Book Pro running OS X 10.7.5. I am a Windows power user and a OS X neophyte. While many of the keyboard and mouse shortcuts I am familiar with in Windows have functional ...
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Is it possible to set Magic Trackpad option via Terminal?

Is it possible to set the magic trackpad options with the menu topics: Point click, scroll & zoom, etc. by using the Terminal?
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Why don't older Macbooks support multi-touch?

Why don't older Macbooks (Macbooks with a physical button on them, I think up until 2008) support multi-touch when upgraded to an operating system that supports it? They are able to distinguish two ...
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Magic Trackpad gestures don't work

A brand new Magic Trackpad has been paired to a 2011 Mac mini with OSX 10.8. This mini has no other bluetooth devices. OSX was upgraded in-place from Lion to Mountain Lion. The trackpad doesn't ...
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Lion: four finger swipe to switch desktops (spaces) works on internal trackpad but not magic trackpad?

Even though in the pref pane for Trackpad it says "Swipe between full-screen apps" when I'm using the internal trackpad in my laptop, it will switch desktops even if I'm not using full screen apps. ...
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Is it possible to use mac trackpad gestures on, say, a linux virtualbox machine?

Specifically, I would just love to use the trackpad to do "three finger swipes" and switch between Linux workspaces (desktops), that would be extremely slick. I imagine this might require a plugin or ...
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What Apple mouse or trackpad is best for navigating large two-dimensional documents? [closed]

I've been using Xcode on my Mac Mini for a few months with large app storyboards etc. To do this, I need to constantly zoom in/out of the document to see what I need to. I've increased the size of my ...
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Four finger swipe not working on Magic Trackpad

Even though in the preference pane for Trackpad it says "Swipe between full-screen apps" when I'm using the internal trackpad in my laptop, it will switch desktops even if I'm not using full screen ...
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Is it possible to use the Magic trackpad on Windows?

Is this possible to use the Apple Magic Trackpad on a Windows Computer ?
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Magic trackpad pairing issues with Lion

The Question How can I unpair the trackpad as a mouse and pair it using trackpad option instead? Background I made the mistake of pairing the Magic trackpad via System->Bluetooth->Bluetooth Setup ...
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Does a Magic Trackpad have a button?

Does a Magic Trackpad have a button, as opposed to just being a trackpad? I am not sure if this even makes sense, so let me know if I need to clarify.
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Is there a way to swipe down instead of up to launch Mission Control?

To me it feels more natural to "pull" down the Desktop down to access Mission Control however System Preferences for the Magic Trackpad only allow for swiping up to access Mission Control. Is there a ...
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Will I need a Magic Trackpad to take advantage of OS X Lion? [closed]

From what I have read and/or seen about OS X Lion, it sounds like many of its new features rely on gestures. I have a Mac Pro and do not have a trackpad of any kind. Will I need to get a Magic ...
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with magic trackpad, time lag between when i droped a something and when it actually dropped

I'm using a magic trackpad. There is a time lag for about 0.5 second between when i dropped a something, for example desctop icon, and when it actually dropped. I can drop immidiately by touching ...
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Reassign Trackpad Gestures?

The current behavior for an upward four-finger swipe on the trackpad is to move all Windows to the side and display your desktop. I personally have no use for this since I keep absolutely nothing on ...
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How to use (magic) trackpad scrolling to scroll only one page up/down with Preview?

When I view pdf file with Preview, I can use wheel click mouse to scroll one page up/down. How can I do the same thing with trackpad? Using two finger scroll gives me two much scroll. I need to scroll ...
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Tap to click on only one trackpad?

Is there a way to configure the Magic Trackpad with tap-to-click without having tap-to-click on the built-in trackpad of a MacBook Air?
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iMac bundled pointing devices

With the purchase of a new iMac, Apple seems to be offering your choice of Mighty Mouse (Apple Mouse) or Magic Mouse with the option of adding a Magic Trackpad to the Magic Mouse. I have no interest ...
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Using a Magic Trackpad and a USB mouse at the same time

I know that the Magic Trackpad is not good for a few things (I personally don’t like trackpads in general too much when I’m on a laptop). I tend to start looking for a mouse. (18 years of mousing ...
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How well does the Apple Magic Trackpad perform as a mouse replacement?

I'm planning to replace my mouse entirely with the Apple Magic Trackpad on my desktop Mac. My work involves lots of typing (both code and prose). I also use Aperture quite a bit for processing photos. ...
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Do the Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad support “middle click”?

I'm currently using the old Apple Mighty Mouse and I configured clicking on the trackball as a "middle click" that's been very handy for opening links in new tabs, closing tabs, etc. However, the ...
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Can I assign Magic Trackpad 3-finger swipe up/down to scroll to top/bottom?

I have the trackpad on my Macbook pro set up to scroll to top/bottom on a 3-finger vertical swipe. As far as I can tell, that option isn't there for a Magic Trackpad. It's very confusing to have both ...