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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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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Macbook trackpad doesn't work after sleep

My Macbook Pro is model Mid 2014. I usually close the lid to sleep my Mac, and rare shutdown my Mac. Some month ago, the trackpad suddenly stop working after waking up from sleeping. If i restart ...
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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 ...
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How can I move a group of selected clips from the cutaway timeline down to the main timeline using the trackpad?

I can only move a selected group of clips from the overlay timeline to the main timeline using a mouse. Using the trackpad, as soon as I click on one of the clips in the group, it only selects that ...
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Keyboard / Trackpad not working in Mac OS, but works on boot screen and in Windows

Have an issue with Macbook Air 13 (Mid 2013). Both trackpad and keyboard work fine on the boot screen, also in Windows 10 bootcamp installation, but in Mac OS X neither works (not even Caps Lock LED). ...
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Leave Apple Magic Trackpad 2 plugged in charging?

Is it okay to leave the Apple Magic Trackpad 2 (late 2015) plugged in via the Lightning cable? Is the battery-charging smart about not over-charging/over-heating? Are there any other pros or cons ...
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Is it possible to get rid of the delay between right-clicking and seeing the context menu?

I'm finding that in OS X there's a delay between right clicking and actually seeing the context menu (or whatever I'm trying to get at). I've never noticed a delay like this in other operating ...
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ClickLock: Enable Drag after Long Click

I am new user of Macbook and I love it, but I need ClickLock feature (Like on Windows Mouse Settings) because I have cerebral palsy and I can't drag normally. The idea of ClickLock feature: Long ...
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Disable two-finger horizontal scroll

Is there any way I could disable two finger swipes for horizontal scrolling on the Mac. I want to configure it for moving between tabs (using a 3rd party app called BetterTouchTool) Edit: Oh I should ...
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MOTU USB audio interface - interfering with trackpad operation

When I plug in my MOTU ultra lite mk 3 the trackpad works - but in a very juddery, hopping around, unresponsive way. Its basically unusable. This has the same effect on both USB ports. Also: Other ...
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Key combination to enable two-finger scrolling with mouse

I am currently using a trackball and I am not satisfied with the scroll wheel. I wonder if there is a key combination to enable "free roaming, scrolling" mode, which locks the mouse and scrolls the ...
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Touchpad will not track until click input

This issue is very similar to this question, except it happens with the built-in trackpad. After some time using the computer, the cursor stops tracking until I click. Interestingly, multi-touch ...
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Natural scrolling enables / disables unexpectedly

I'm using "natural scrolling" by default. Sometimes when scrolling I suddenly realize that OSX has unexpectedly changed the scrolling behavior of my trackpad. If I check the system preferences I see ...
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El Capitan causing built-in trackpad and keyboard to freeze intermittently

I have a MacBook Pro 15" Early 2008, 2x 2GB RAM. Since upgrading to El Capitan including update 10.11.1 the built-in keyboard and multitouch trackpad freeze intermittently for about 4 seconds randomly ...
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MacBook Pro OS X Yosemite having trouble dragging files using trackpad

I used to drag files easily from one location to another in Finder on my old MacBook Pro with an older operating system. (using thumb and one finger on trackpad). Now I have to work really hard at it, ...
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Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2 are recognized as Mighty Mouse

Just got a new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad in the mail. I am running OS X El Capitan; plugged them in and everything was fine. However they are not recognized as "Magic" devices. ...
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Left clicks sometimes do not register

I have noticed on several Macs like Mac Mini's and a MacBook Pro running OSX versions all the way up to El Capitan that left mouse or trackpad first time clicks sometimes don't register when clicking ...
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Severe Bluetooth Connectivity Issues - OS X Yosemite+El Crappytian

Ever since Yosemite, Bluetooth connectivity on my very modern MBP w/Retina has been absolute garbage. My workspace includes the Apple wireless keyboard + Magic Trackpad, and I usually am also using ...
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Stop drag w/ click instead of release

I'm currently running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 on a mid-2015 MacBook Pro. I have tap to click enabled and have enabled dragging without drag lock. Currently I am able to double-tap to start dragging, ...
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How to disable accidental trackpad input in Yosemite?

The solution to this problem in previous versions of OS X was a checkbox in the trackpad preferences that said "ignore accidental trackpad input." That option is no longer there in Yosemite. Is it ...
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Anything involving touchpad drag no longer works (highlight text, move files, resize windows, etc.)

I have a Macbook Pro from 2013, was on Yosemite then updated to El Capitan yesterday to see if it would fix things, which it didn't. Basically what the title says: I can't do anything that requires ...
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Upgrade to El Capitan, unable to use keyboard and trackpad after sleep

I have upgraded from Yosemite to El Capitan. This version is stable enough but when I let my macbook pro 15" (2013) sleeping at night and reopening at the morning, keyboard and trackpad do not work ...
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Does the MBP's trackpad have the ability to scroll a webpage in a diagonal direction?

When I have a small web window in front of me on my MPB, I sometimes need to scroll past the left side ads and top headers in one gesture, to get to the middle of the page, but I’ve noticed that the ...
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Copy text that only selectable with 3 fingers tap

On my Mac Yosemite 10.10.5, I can tap 3 fingers to lookup for a word. That lookup could select text from virtually anywhere. I would like to copy that text to clipboard instead of doing lookup. How ...
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Increase double-click cursor movement sensitivity

(Note: I think this is new in Yosemite, as I never had this problem before updating, but it's possible I just never noticed.) In Accessibility preferences (formerly Mouse/Trackpad), it is possible to ...
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Bluetooth not available - keyboard and touchpad unresponsive

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012) Yosemite 10.10.5 Hi, I have researched this problem without any luck. My problem is that my bluetooth becomes unavailable, and when this happens the keyboard ...
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What is the difference between a tap and a click?

I can click on both my Magic Trackpad and my Magic Mouse but I can tap on neither, if my understanding is correct. On my Magic Mouse all I can do is click. Same with Magic Trackpad. What am I ...
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How to disable or repair the trackpad button

The trackpad button of my non-unibody MBP kind of starts getting old and clicks even if I do not want it to. So I am thinking about turning it off and finally getting used to tap the trackpad to ...
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One-finger tap not working on MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2015) after sleeping

I have quite strange behaviour on my early 2015 13 MBP. From time to time when I login after laptop was in a sleep mode one finger tap on trackpad is not working. Two finger tap is okay, and I can ...
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How to perform the Lookup Multi-Touch gesture using Magic Mouse?

I ofter use the Lookup Multi-Touch gesture while browsing the Internet using the three finger tap on my Trackpad. How to do the same using Magic Mouse?
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How do I Change Force Touch “taptic” or haptic feedback on MacBook Pro?

I love my new MBP Retina but I would like to change the amount the Force Touch vibrates. I know there are the settings called Light, Medium and Firm to change not only the amount it vibrates but also ...
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Is the trackpad in the Mac Air connected to the keyboard?

My wife spilled a little water on her Mac Air -- MD760ll/A which we got in August 2013 (just outside of any AppleCare warranty). At first it was completely dead, but I removed the back and battery ...
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When waking my MacBook Pro up from sleep, it disables the trackpad and keyboard and searches for bluetooth keyboards

MacBook Pro 2012 Running 10.10.4 I have the Bluetooth set to off by default but no matter what, when I wake my laptop up it searches for Bluetooth keyboard, once it doesn't find one it'll give me ...
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Why gaming with mouse feels so weird?

I recently bought a macbook pro retina 2012 and later tried some fps game, e.g. Team Fortress 2. I plugged an usb mouse and noticed my it's movement is kinda weird or like unresponsive or something. ...
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Trackpad not working on MacBook Pro [closed]

On my MacBook Pro, my trackpad isn't working. The mouse won't move, so I cannot turn off the Mac. Already tried a shut down and it doesn't work. I can't do anything on this computer without my mouse. ...
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Trackpad only connects when MacBook is open

One day my Apple trackpad stopped connecting to my MacBook Pro when the lid is closed (I use an external monitor). When I open the MacBook, it connects. It used to stay connected all of the time. I've ...
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MBP 2013 becoming unresponsive to keyboard and mouse

My machine is a 15" Late 2013 MBP Retina. My OS is Yosemite 10.10.4. I have a recent issue where my machine is intermittently becoming unresponsive to the keyboard and mouse. It's happening on ...