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 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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Bluetooth Magic Trackpad not recognized after sleep

When I put my MacBook Pro (2011, 13") to sleep and wake it up again, the Magic Trackpad doesn't get recognized. I have to turn Bluetooth off and back on again to get the trackpad to work. It shows up ...
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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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How to properly use drag and drop with MacBook Pro on OS X 10.7?

It seems extremely hard to be able to drag and drop files between two finder windows with a single move on the trackpad - as soon you reach the end of the trackpad you'll drop the files,… in the wrong ...
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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 ...