A touch-sensitive device for controlling a pointer on a computer's screen. It is similar to a mouse, but translates the motion of a user's finger to a relative position on a screen.

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OSX 10.11 El Capitan: Disabling accelerated scrolling

I use an external bluetooth mouse by Logitech and while the accelerated scrolling is nice for the trackpad, it is absolutely terrible for the external mouse. How can I deactivate it so that I get ...
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two finger double tap zoom in any app

Is there a way to enable two finger double tap on Trackpad to zoom not only in browsers, but also in anywhere else on the computer? Currently it only works for browsers. I am running osx El Capitan.
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How to make my Macbook's trackpad a DJ plate? [on hold]

I'm a fan of DJing and I would like to practice, but so far I've got no money to buy the right tools, and I use just the free DJ virtual program in the meantime, but it's not that easy and realistic ...
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Stuttering Bluetooth connection to Trackpad since updating El Capitan to 10.11.4

Every two hours or so of using the Trackpad (the old one), the cursor stutters so much to be unusable. This started right after I updated from 10.11.3 to 10.11.4, and so I'm inclined to suspect that ...
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Four-finger swipe gesture also triggers three-finger swipe gesture

I have set App Expose to open with a three-finger swipe down, and I used BetterTouchTool to set up a four-finger swipe down as a custom gesture to close tabs in Chrome. However, whenever I four-finger ...
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Macbook Pro 13" Retina Force Touch Trackpad Issue

I've been using my MBPR 13" for about 8 months now. I don't usually use my trackpad much since I use a wireless mouse most of the time. I tried using force click for the first time and noticed ...
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Weird trackpad & keyboard issue with MacBook Pro E2015

I've had some issues with my trackpad and keyboard on my MacBook Pro 13 (Early 2015) for the past 3-4 weeks. After being awaken from sleep mode, they were sometimes unresponsive. At first, a couple of ...
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Tap and drag delay

I enabled dragging with the trackpad in my preferences: It works well, but there is a delay after I release my finger from the touchpad. So, I: Double tap and begin dragging If I release my ...
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How do we extend trackpad touch area all the way to the edge in OS X?

For example, when touching on the very edges of the trackpad, OS X ignores gestures. In Linux, I can use the full trackpad. How do I use the full trackpad in OS X? How do I tell OS X not to ignore ...
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Keyboard/touchpad no longer works in OS X. Works fine in Linux. 13" early 2015

I have a strange issue with my early 2015 13" Macbook pro. The keyboard and touchpad no longer works during boot or in OS X. I can't, for example, use the internal keyboard to boot from USB, but have ...
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My trackpad is collapsing in the front. Is it possible to reseat it?

I have a mid-2011 MacBook Pro that I've used exclusively as a desktop. My righthand uses a wireless trackpad while my lefthand uses the built-in trackpad (in between are two large monitors). About 2 ...
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Can cards with magnetic strips damage my MacBook?

Recently I pulled a debit card out of my wallet and set it on top of my MacBook trackpad. I noticed if I shuffled the card around the cursor would jump around the screen a bit and using the trackpad ...
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2015 13" MacBook Pro Trackpad and Keyboard stop working

Recently the keyboard and trackpad on my 2015 13" MacBook Pro have stopped working. This is the second laptop to do this, the same issue happened about 6 months ago and Apple gave me a new one when ...
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MacBook Pro Trackpad Suddenly Stopped Working Completely

The trackpad on my Macbook Pro of 2 years has suddenly stopped working out of blue. The trackpad doesn't move, respond to any gestures nor do any clicks work. This is really frustrating as I used ...
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My Macbook Pro (Early 2011) Keyboard and Touchpad are Unresponsive

So here's the situation. I have a Macbook Pro 8,1 (Early 2011, so non-Retina; this was just prior to that implementation, if I remember right) running El Capitan, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive. I've ...
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Jerky scrolling & switching desktops after some time

This has been happening for some time. I usually have the browser on one desktop and Sublime Text editor on another desktop and switch between them using four fingers on the trackpad. Some times, ...
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MacBooks Trackpad some times doesn't work or works wrong

I have an early 2013 15" Retina MacBook Pro (running El Capitan 10.11.4). Sometimes, after logging in to the system, the trackpad doesn't respond to my touches or does wrong actions, like scrolling or ...
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How to enable touch on the bottom edge of the trackpad?

Apple disables an area along the bottom edge from responding to touch. How do we enable this area? (In Linux, with the synaptics driver, we can control the area that is responsive and set it to the ...
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Retina MacBook Pro (non-Force touch) trackpad can't “click” as usual

I was working with my mid-2014 Retina MacBook Pro yesterday and everything was normal. Today, when I turned it on, I've noticed that trackpad is feeling a bit "weird". It's like, unless I forcefully ...
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Why can't I left click on my Macbook Pro?

I have a Macbook Pro (Retina, Late 2012) running OS X El Capitan (10.11.13). What works: -Secondary click with two fingers -Feel/sound of trackpad click (no noticeable change in the feel of the ...
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When apple replaces the battery in a 15" MBP retina, do they replace the entire top portion of the case?

Apple's site says it is $199 to replace the battery. Do the techs replace the entire top portion of the case including the keyboard and trackpad? I've read a few things on the internet alluding ...
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Internal trackpad and keyboard not working on El Capitan

After some googling and asking around, I've not seen a similar description of what is happening to my MBP. I'm using a pretty new model (Early 2015 13" retina), and I have had no former problems with ...
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My computer forgets trackpad tracking speed

My computer keeps on resetting the trackpad tracking speed. I will set the bar to full, then it will keep on resetting itself to default, after like half a minute. It is really frustrating, any help ...
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Is there anything (like iOS) that emulate force touch for older MacBook?

In iOS, there are tweaks (available through Cydia) that enables force touch features (such as menus) on older iPhones by touching and holding an item to emulate force touch. Are there any available ...
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Separate mouse and trackpad settings with Karabiner

This post (which is upvoted 26 times as of this writing) suggests using Karabiner to set separate scroll settings for a USB mouse and the laptop trackpad. Karabiner seems to be a nice application, ...
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Right click support for trackpads in Windows 10?

Is right click supported for Macbook Pro trackpads with Bootcamp drivers for Windows 10? I am running Windows 10 Enterprise on a Mid-2012 13-inch MacBook Pro with Bootcamp 6.0 drivers which have been ...
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MacBook Pro 2013 keyboard and trackpad completely freeze

The problem Every once in while the keyboard and trackpad completely stop working and I have no way to affect the software. The mouse pointer is left frozen exactly where it was when the problem ...
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Scrolling with two fingers doesn't work at the bottom of the trackpad

I have MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) with OS X El Capitan 10.11.3. If I put my index finger at the bottom of the trackpad and my middle finger closer to the center of the trackpad and try ...
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Control haptic engine and force touch from terminal

Is there any way that I can create haptic feedback with the integrated force touch trackpad on my rMBP using a terminal command (preferably without AppleScript, but if that's the only way, then ...
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Is there a configuration for El Cap 'Find Your Cursor' to work for vertical shakes?

As one of the El Cap features, Apple touts: Find your cursor Rapidly shake your finger on the surface of your trackpad to increase the size of the pointer so it’s easy to spot. You can also ...
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Connecting a keyboard and trackpad to iPad Pro

This might look like a weird question so let me explain properly first. I have built a special desk with a stand to hold an iPad Pro. My problem is that when the iPad is inside the stand, it is at a ...
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Mouse clicks not working on MacBook Pro, with both track pad and USB mouse

This evening the left mouse button on the track pad on my MacBook Pro stopped working. Rebooted. No change. Zotted PRAM. No change. Reset SMC. No change. Connected USB wired mouse. No change. ...
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Disable hardware trackpad clicking

My trackpad is broken, which causes the left-click button to get stuck. This results in a lot of unwanted clicking. Tap-to-click works fine and causes no issues. Is there a way to disable the ...
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Two finger swipe to go to previous tab doesn't work in Google Chrome when a PDF is opened. How can I fix this? I use a MacBook Pro

As per the question, the two finger swipe to go to the previous tab works well in Google Chrome, except when I've opened a PDF file in a tab. Any ideas on how to get it working?
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Trackpad not fully functioning after resume from sleep (Windows 7, Boot Camp)

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro running Windows 7 x64 via Boot Camp. Often, when Windows resumes from sleep, the trackpad does not function fully. Move and single click work, but two-finger click and ...
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Keyboard/trackpad joint failure, resolved on TWO reboots

The keyboard and trackpad on my MacBook Pro stopped working suddenly. They went completely unresponsive. The power button did work, though, so I managed to reboot using it. Upon the FIRST reboot, the ...
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See definition of a word inside a hyperlink in Safari?

For normal text, three-finger tap on a word is Safari works as "Look Up". From a recent version of Safari, the same three-finger tap on a hyperlink works as "Quick Look". Then, is there any way to ...
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Is it possible to disable scrolling with 3 fingers?

Is it possible to maintain the 2-finger scrolling behaviour, and disable 3-finger scrolling? I use TotalSpaces 2 for the gestures, and having 3 fingers scroll things both horizontally and vertically ...
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How does one fix a MBP trackpad which is slightly tipping/popping out from its base?

I want to fix my trackpad for my mid-2010 MBP. It's partially tipping upwards on the left-hand side. Any ideas on how to fix this? Is it a relatively easy job? will I need to buy a new trackpad? or is ...
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Why is it that after moving my cursor around really fast for half a second, my cursor becomes huge?

If I move my cursor around really fast, half a second after I start moving it the cursor becomes huge. Why does it do that? Can I disable it somewhere in settings? Note: I noticed it works with a few ...
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Trackpad 1 pair with windows 10

I'm using windows 10 on my MBP, and my trackpad (Bluetooth) won't work, unless I disable the bluetooth, then it works... So, how can I have both trackpad and bluetooth?
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Page up/down with smooth scrolling?

When scrolling a page up or down using fn ↑ and fn ↓ in a text editor, the editor jumps immediately to the next page. This is confusing when reading structured documents such as source code ...
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Getting closest to a multi-screen remote desktop through an iPad

I'd like to find out how close I can get to an ideal combination for accessing my desktop remotely over the net through an iPad Pro. Ideally I'd want to Remotely access the desktop with no router ...
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How can I make a Macbook Pro to recognise a connected mouse as a mouse?

Apologies for the vague title. Please tell me if I've done something wrong with this post so I can rectify it. I have a Logitech MX Anywhere 2 mouse that works fine with my computer, apart from one ...
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Why is the Force Touch “taptic” TrackPad not clicking/selecting on 2015 MacBook Pro?

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro running El Capitan with the new taptic force touch trackpad thing. Which, I must add, is fantastic! However, this morning I started it up to discover it would not ...
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Unable to create outlet using trackpad

I am using Xcode 7 on a MacBook Air without mouse. Just the trackpad for navigation. I don't know how to create an outlet to a label using trackpad.
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Moving the cursor using the touchpad inserts “C”

This problem happens when I use Parallels (Windows) and Beyond Compare. When I move the mouse using the touchpad, it will automatically insert C in any place that can input characters. My OS X is ...
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3 finger swipe gesture while on guest user account

Firstly, I have the latest OS X installed (10.11.2) and when I log in to the Mac with my administration account everything regarding the trackpad gestures works smoothly. What impresses me is that ...
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Restoring trackpad to original

I messed up with my trackpad settings. I am also using bettertouchtool. The problem is three finger drag has completely stopped working. None of trackpad settings in system preferences or options ...
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Trackpad gesture to select text

Ok, it should be very easy one to figure out but I can't do it, so I'm asking experts. I want to know which one is accurate trackpad gesture for selecting text. Is it "three finger swipe right" or ...