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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Persisting trackpad problems on MB Pro

For a long time I've had this persisting issue with trackpad on my MB Pro late 2013 (15 inch if it makes any difference). I started with Mavericks, then switched to Yosemite, and am now using El ...
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Keyboard and trackpad stop responding randomly, but work again after hard reset?

In the last 24 hours, I've had my keyboard and trackpad completely stop responding. Both times it was while YouTube was playing, so I think the machine wasn't completely frozen, just the trackpad and ...
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How to simulate 2-finger tap with keyboard modifier?

Chrome has introduced a new feature requiring a weird 2-finger tap gesture on a particular button. It's an awkward gesture and difficult to time it right. Is there any way to make ctrl-tap act as if ...
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How to swipe up into Mission Control and then swipe back down again without lifting fingers?

Okay, weird and sort of unnecessary question, but I'd love some help if you're able. In Mountain Lion, you could swipe up with three fingers into Mission Control and then swipe back down to exit ...
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Make trackpad quiet in Yosemite

In El Capitan there is a setting that allows you to make the click of force touch trackpads (2015 MB. 2015 MBP) silent. I have tried this out in El Capitan public beta and liked it, however since I ...
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MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013) not recoginizing keyboard and trackpad

My girlfriend has a 13-inch Mid 2013 MacBook Air, OS X 10.9.5. Yesterday, the keyboard and the trackpad stopped working. I connected a USB keyboard which works. I believe it's a software problem ...
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MacBook Pro Left click not working on trackpad as well as mouse

Hey guys just today my macbook pro's (late 2013) left click is not working. I am on yosemite and everything was fine till yesterday night. I tried to connect a usb mouse again then i am not able to do ...
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Modify Trackpad Right click via command line without logout

Is it possible to toggle the the preference setting under Trackpad labeled Secondary Click without logging out and in, so that I can toggle two-finger right-click for the builtin trackpad? I found ...
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MacBook keys built in keyboard and trackpad unresponsive on 10.10.4

For about three weeks now, my MacBook Pro, late 2012, 13 inch's keyboard and trackpad have been unresponsive. Specifically, the keys, going from ~ to = and down to z (so every letter, number and ...
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A single click on my trackpad occasionally acts like a double click

I have a Macbook Pro and when I click with the trackpad, it will occasionally act like a double click. This happens whether I physically click the trackpad or if I just do a tap to click. I have tried ...
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How do I get the trackpad (force touch) to recognise a click right after a scroll?

I use CAD software and a really common action is to zoom out (two finger scroll) followed by a click and drag to pan around the document. On the new MBR pro with force touch trackpad I'm finding that ...
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MacBook Air boots to strange screen showing Magic Mouse and TrackPad

I left the MacBook to be idle for a while and its keyboard and trackpad became non-responsive. I shut it down and restart 3 times (using the power button), and the MacBook now goes to a strange start ...
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How can I turn off Bluetooth with only keyboard actions?

A trackpad in another room was interfering with my ability to use my laptop's native trackpad, such that I could not click on anything. I wanted to either turn off bluetooth or disconnect the ...
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Any way to make swipe up and down work consecutively?

In Mountain Lion I could swipe up with three fingers to see all windows and then swipe down without lifting my fingers to go back to the normal screen. From Mavericks, that does not work. I have to ...
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Apple Force Touch - How do I make it feel like the old tap-to-click?

I just purchased a new Macbook Pro with Force Touch. I’m used to the old tap-to-click feature. Force Touch does not feel the same – it requires a much harder press even with “Click” sensitivity set ...
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MBA mid 2013 trackpad not clicking

Should the top part of MBA mid 2013 (MD711) trackpad click? I recently noticed that mine doesn't. I don't know if it's an issue just with mine.
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PowerBook G4 (No Intel) running OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger) doesn't react to clicks from the touchpad or mouse …

My PowerBook G4 (without Intel) running OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger) doesn't react to clicks from the touchpad or mouse ... any ideas why? and what to do? Is it a Software or Hardware issue? Don't have a OS X ...
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Auto-center mouse cursor on specific display, based on used trackpad

I have a MacBook connected to an external display + external keyboard and magic trackpad. Because the laptop is placed on the table, while multitasking between the two displays (internal and ...
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How to disable built-in keyboard and trackpad?

after a recent drink spill on my MacBook, the keyboard is producing all sorts of random keystrokes and odd behavior such as holding spacebar, shift or arrow keys etc. Yes, I know this question has ...
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Right click, text selection and window drag stops working

I have MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015). Since yesterday I have been unable to drag windows, select text, or use the right corner click to open the context menu using the built in trackpad. ...
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Trackpad suddenly stops working

I got a new MacBook Pro 13' Retina Mid 2014 with OSX Mavericks installed. A couple of days after updating to OSX Yosemite 10.10.3, I noticed how the trackpad stopped working after I left the ...
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Disable Trackpad Gestures on external display

13" mid-2012 MBP OS X 10.9.5 Hey guys, I've had a quick look and couldn't find anything specific to my issue. I'm running a Video DJ Software that pops up its own video screen, and (when connected ...
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MacBook pro 2010's - software issue -Some issue means keyboard and trackpad completely useless

My MacBook pro 2010 keyboard and trackpad do not work. The trackpad when clicked only brings up the options as if you were holding down ctrl and clicking. The numbers occasionally work, spaces are ...
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Simultaneous left and right click with trackpad

I'm trying to play a game on my MacBook (The Settlers under DOSBox) that makes use of something the manual calls a "special click": holding down the right mouse button and clicking the left mouse ...
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Powered USB hub sometimes locks up Macbook Pro on being plugged in

I have a Plugable 7-port powered USB 3.0 hub. I use it to connect my external hard drives (I have three) to my Macbook Pro (that has only 2 USB 3.0 ports). Sometimes, when I plug the hub into my ...
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My macbookair tried to drink my coffee and now, everything is upside-down

A few days ago, some coffee went on my MBA(4,2). I immediately took it down, unplugged it from the magsafe, and started to open it to dry it the faster I was able to. After a few days in rice and ...
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Trackpad not responding to clicks after macbook air wake from sleep

I have strange problem since two or three days with macbook air running osx 10.10.3 yosemite. When I finish working I just close the lid and macbook goes into sleep mode. When I open the lid again it ...
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MacBook Pro trackpad click

I am new to the MacBook Pro laptop. Why does the trackpad have to be pressed down to register a click, rather than just touching on the pad? Is there a way to change this? Please advise because it is ...
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Can I use SketchUp with a Macbook's trackpad?

Sketchup is designed for use with a third mouse button (particularly the pan and orbit functions). Can I emulate the third button for SketchUp using a MacBook's trackpad or user gestures?
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Highlighted text isn't replaced or deleted by initial keypress. How can I turn this off?

When I was working on writing something, and I need to rephrase or delete something. Usually I would highlight the entire thing with the mouse/trackpad, and then with one key press, the entire block ...
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Disable three finger drag on Xcode

I want to use the three finger vertical swipe to switch between header and implementation files on Xcode, but this stops working when I have three finger drag enabled in system preferences. I've ...
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rMBP 2015: Force Click is not working for look up and data detectors

I have a similar issue documented in "Force Click Not Working on Macbook" but none of the resolutions mentioned in the discussion solves my case. Here are my findings so far: 1) It only worked on ...
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Scroll Direction: Natural = On with trackpad, Off with mice

I already tried this: Changing trackpad scroll direction with AppleScript in Yosemite But don't worked. What I need is when I use macbook pro trackpad scroll direction it is natural scroll ...
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Intermittent trackpad functionality after sleep in Windows 7

I'm using a 15" Mac Book Pro Mid 2010, running Yosemite and Windows 7. I've reinstalled both OS X (Snow Leopord and up) and Windows 7 operating systems a few times over the years. But within the last ...
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Enabling both trackpad Drag Lock and 3 Finger Drag at once?

OSX has two methods of dragging with the track pad, “drag lock” (double tap then drag until you tap to release) and “three finger drag” where you touch three fingers and drag until you release. The ...
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Is it possible to turn off the trackpad low battery notification?

Generally speaking I like to change the battery once the battery is completely used up, but the system will kept notifying me once the percentage dropped belong 20%. Is there a way to turn it off (or ...
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2015 13" Retina MBP mouse / trackpad issue with right primary click

I'm a lefty, and when I have a mouse plugged in I change my mouse preferences so that the RH button is the primary clicking button. I often work with my computer in clamshell mode, and I just ...
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Force Click Not Working on Macbook

Recently got a new Macbook Pro. It has Force click technology where you can lookup the definition of words by clicking hard on the trackpad. It worked bon day1 but it does not seem to work anymore and ...
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MBP w/ Retina won't connect to any Bluetooth devices

In the last few days I've started to have recurring issues connecting to my Bluetooth devices. It hadn't happened since I've had the computer (several months) and then suddenly all of my Bluetooth ...
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MacBook Pro 15" 2009 Trackpad gestures work, tracking doesn't

Received semi-dead unit. Clicking never worked, so turned tap to click. After some serious repair work (think "thermal paste"), now tracking does not work either. Gestures work. Tap to click works. ...
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How do I change the action for Force Click on a Force Touch trackpad?

I have a new MacBook Pro Retina 13 Early 2015 with the Force Touch trackpad. It's described to have the following feature: Click and continue to press on the trackpad to enable new capabilities, ...
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How to enable trackpad gestures in windows(bootcamp)

I have used Parallels. Windows installed in Parallel VM supports most of the trackpad gestures( including three finger ). How to enable them in Bootcamp version of Mac. Any external software to enable ...
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Is it possible to do a “hard reset” on trackpad driver to solve erratic trackpad behaviour: clicks but no movement

I have a 13" MBP mid-2011 which has some trackpad issues. Every once in a while (can not replicate this reliably) the trackpad "freezes" after waking up. It will click (can select text or click ...
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Jumpy multitouch

After some random amount of time (and sleep-wake cycles) multitouch on my laptop became very jumpy. All multitouch actions start to perform only after I take away fingers after swipe. For example, ...
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Why do I sometimes have to tap three times to click?

I have a mid 2012 Macbook Pro with Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.2. I have enabled tap to click on the trackpad. Sometimes I have to lightly tap three times for it to register a click, it can happen in any ...
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Magic Trackpad stuck battery

I have a Magic Trackpad that sat unused in a work drawer for a few months. Like a total noob, I neglected to remove the batteries. I recently reconfigured my workspace and decided to start using ...
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Mac full size keyboards with built in trackpad

I want to attach a full size keyboard to my macbook for at least a couple of reasons: a) the macbook keyboard is slightly undersized. It is enough so to give my fingers headaches (or something like ...
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Is there a way to change 3 finger drag to 4 finger drag

Is there a way of using third party software like Better Touch Tool to configure a 4 finger dragging gesture? I want to reserve 3 finger gestures for many other actions.
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Better touch tool disables three finger drag. Why?

When both better touch tool and three finger drag are activated, the three finger drag becomes unresponsive sometimes. The issue is resolved by restarting better touch tool, but it occurs again ...
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How to “snap selection to word boundaries” with trackpad?

What I mean by this is that with a mouse, if you double click in the middle of a word (in any selectable piece of text) and then drag without releasing the second click, the word you double-clicked is ...