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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Apple Magic Mouse is discoverable, but not pairing

Just got Apple Magic Mouse from eBay. I cannot figure how to pair it with my Mac Mini: it's discovering fine, but when I click on Pair button, my Mac is thinking for a little while and says: "Couldn't ...
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OS X Yosemite - Unresponsive Keyboard and Trackpad after sleep

I have a brand new MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014). Shipped with Yosemitee pre-installed, the version I have is 10.10.1 . I don't have any software installed except Google Chrome, so it is ...
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remote “desktop mouse” with Magic trackpad emulator for iPad or Mac Book

I would like to control my desktop Mac with a Magic trackpad or Magic mouse "emulation". I have an iPad and an Macbook Air too. So my questions are: There are some iPad App to emulate a Magic ...
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Prevent auto-pairing for certain devices (Bluetooth)

I have a Early 2011 Macbook Pro 13" running OS X 10.10.1 (Yosemite). At work, I have a Apple Magic Trackpad and an Apple Wireless Keyboard, both which use Bluetooth. When I get to work, my Mac ...
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magic trackpad works for some things but cant be found

so i use a magic trackpad with my mac mini. i can use to move the cursor and click on things but i cant do any gestures(3 finger swipe etc) with it. Also if I go into trackpad or bluetooth settings it ...
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Workaround for Mavericks Bluetooth/Wi-Fi interference?

I have this problem: I normally have Bluetooth enabled so I can make use of my speaker system and Magic Trackpad on my mid-2012 11" MacBook Air (2.0 GHz i7, 8GB). However, when it's enabled, Wi-Fi ...
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Reverse Magic Trackpad (turn 180°)

Prior to Mavericks, one could reverse the direction of a Magic Trackpad, using the following defaults commands, and magic five-finger gesture to reorient. defaults write ...
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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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Retina 13" Macbook Pro has jumpy trackpad when used in clamshell mode

I've verified this behavior on two separate machines. Both are late 2013 MBP13s running Mavericks. When the computer is used in clamshell mode (with an external magic trackpad), it randomly registers ...
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How do I adjust the tap-to-click sensitivity on the Magic Trackpad or the built-in MacBook trackpad?

I have the tap-to-click feature enabled on my Magic Trackpad and find that it works very well for the most pat. However, I think it tends to be a little too sensitive at times. Is there any secret ...
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How to set already-paired bluetooth devices again into discovery mode?

How can I set a Magic Trackpad (or, any other bluetooth device, I guess) into discovery mode, if it has already been paired to another mac? Anything I find on google just mocks me.
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How to Reverse Scrollwheel in Adobe Illustrator (holding Alt) using Karabiner?

Using Karabiner I'm trying to fix the annoying scrollwheel-zoom inconsistencies between Photoshop and Illustrator, i.e. the Alt + Scrollwheel Up/Down behavior. I favor Photoshop's way of zooming: Alt ...
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Right Click Drag with Magic Trackpad

Is it possible to perform a "right click drag" with a Magic Trackpad? What gestures/settings do I need to accomplish this?
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Frequent Mouse-Down Errors

I'm experiencing frequent mouse-down errors. They say Windowserver: Warning: Program "xxxx" posted a mouse-down, blocking hardware events, but did no further mouse activity with various apps in ...
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Bluetooth Not Available?

Mac OS X 10.6.4, MacBook Pro, Apple Magic Trackpad. The trackpad is unresponsive. Right-clicking on the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar shows me gray text that says "Bluetooth not available". I don't ...
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Double tap -> drag and drop stopped working in Chrome when using Logitech mouse

OSX 10.9.4 Chrome Canary: Version 38.0.2086.3 canary (64-bit) Chrome Stable: Version 35.0.1916.153 Trackpad, magic trackpad work as they should. In Chrome I can double tap on text and ...
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OSX Hot corners not working with Magic Trackpad

As soon as I connected with Magic Trackpad (having used MacBook Pro's touchpad) the hot corners stopped working. OSX is 10.9.3 Mavericks For me this seems like a bug as I would want to use hot ...
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Trackpad and mouse require two taps/clicks to register first click

I'm having a horribly frustrating issue that I can't seem to work out. Here are the steps to reproduce the problem, which happens with both an external Logitec VX mouse, the internal MacBook Pro ...
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How to reset trackpad after pinch to zoom stops working

It seems like whenever I use a device that's not made by Apple (USB mouse, bluetooth speakers) invariably the pinch to zoom and rotate features on the Magic Trackpad will stop working after awhile in ...
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What might break Mavericks “look up” gesture?

On my main OSX account, the define gesture on my trackpad (three finger gap) recently stopped working. It's checked in System Preferences, but not functioning. This affects both my magic trackpad and ...
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Trackpad gesture setting resets every time I reboot

I have an iMac, and I use a Magic Trackpad. Under Mavericks, every time I reboot, the "swipe up/down with three fingers for Mission Control/App Exposé" setting silently reverts to requiring four ...
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Pointing devices not properly recognized and won't left/right click after upgrade to Mountain Lion

Have loved my Magic Trackpad since it first came out. Since upgrading to Mountain Lion, the system fails to recognize the Trackpad after a reboot. I need to pull the batteries, reload them, and power ...
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Mac mini bluetooth or multitouch failures after hibernating

I recently purchased a Mac mini and have begun having a problem with bluetooth. I've made a bunch of changes to the system all at once, so some of the information I'll provide is probably not ...
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How can I pair my Magic Trackpad with multiple Macs?

I have a Magic Trackpad that I'm using with my iMac. Everything works great, but I would also like to use the trackpad with my MacBook. For some reason, it seems that I can only pair the trackpad ...
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How do I stop Mavericks registering random clicks?

I've been seeing odd click behaviour for a while. Whenever I have my magic trackpad plugged in, Mavericks seems to be registering a number of clicks I'm not making. This results in making the system ...
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Seems like my trackpad is never sleeping/shutting off

I'm experiencing some funny behavior with my Retina MacBook Pro and my Magic Trackpad. There are two symptoms that I believe could be related: The batteries on my trackpad drain far more quickly ...
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Trackpad gestures stop working

From time to time, my Magic Trackpad gestures will stop working. I can restart to bring them back, but this is pretty disruptive. Is there a process I can kill to bring them back? (I've tried ...
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Can I simulate multi-touch input on a Mac?

With iOS's accessibility features, it is possible to pretend the user is using multiple fingers or making certain gestures while in reality they are only using one finger. Is there any way I can ...
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How to fix the Jerky and jumpy Apple Magic Trackpad behavior?

My Apple Magic Trackpad has started to move the pointer on the screen with a jerky and jumpy way, that makes it difficult to use it (compared with the macbook pro mid 2010 17inch touchpad). How can I ...
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Time Machine Backup over WiFi Causes Erratic Magic Trackpad Behavior

My Setup I have a mid-2010 13" MacBook Pro running OSX 10.4.8. TimeMachine is configured to run hourly backups over WiFi to a TimeCapsule. I also have a Magic Trackpad linked to my computer via ...
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Apple Magic Trackpad issue: occasionally it interprets one-finger click as two-finger (“right”) click

I wanted to see if my technical hiccup was experienced by others, as well as any obvious fix I am missing. Perhaps 5-10 times per day, my external, bluetooth, apple magic trackpad will interpret a ...
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any bluetooth keyboards with integrated pointing device (trackball/trackpad)?

I'm looking for a keyboard and pointing device which I can use when my laptop is plugged into my TV. It needs to be able to connect to the laptop via bluetooth (I want to minimize the time and effort ...
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How do I reduce the 3-finger-drag grace-period?

I'm using a Trackpad and I like using the 3-finger-drag gesture. It has this handy feature where it keeps the "mouse-button" down for a short grace-period when you release so that you can re-touch ...
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Can Magic Trackpad tap to click be made to work inside Steam games?

I am notice some games using Apple Magic Trackpad do not respect tap to click as opposed to the physical button click. I run OS X 10.8.4 and specifically Endless Space running on Steam fails to ...
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How to make tap click faster?

The response of simple tap click on track pad is incredibly slow (like 1 s), (meanwhile usual click seems to be faster). Same for "right button"-click - tap with two fingers. How can I speed up the ...
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What's the touch resolution (LPI) of the Magic Trackpad?

I'd like to know how the Magic Trackpad compares with Wacom tablets as far as resolution goes. The Wacom Intuos5 line has 5080 LPI, while the Bamboo line has 2540.
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Is my Bluetooth Connection to Magic Track Pad Encrypted?

I know bluetooth supports encryption, but is it in use? How do I know? The help in the Bluetooth preference pane gives some vague answers: For extra security, you can stipulate that only trusted ...
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Glitchy behavior with my Magic Trackpad

My Magic Trackpad (on a 2011 iMac) keeps randomly clicking, which causes random text selects, etc. Also the cursor seems glitchy while it's happening too, it'll slow down and erratically move around. ...
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Magic Trackpad / Mouse very spongy on Windows 7 with Bootcamp Update Drivers [closed]

It seems to me that both, Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad respond differently on Windows. While using them with Mac OS X feels natural, on Windows 7 with drivers extracted from Bootcamp Upgrade, it ...
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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?