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 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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Not able to Click with the Trackpad

I have a Macbook Late 2010, though it may not be in the best state, but it has been working. Yesterday suddenly the Trackpad just failed to click, I can do other gestures that is I can move the mouse ...
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Is it possible to switch off the trackpad in OS X with a keyboard shortcut

I'm using OS X almost entirely using the keyboard, and it helps to have the trackpad disabled most of the time. But I'd also like to be able to enable it every so often for individual tasks - is it ...
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Mac collected from customer support, some settings have been reset

Yesterday I collected my Macbook Pro from an authorized Apple Service Center, where they replaced some hardware components (logic board and battery-trackpad-keyboard block). The SSD drive has not ...
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How do I permanently disable the scrollbar?

I set the Show Scroll Bars setting to "Automatically based on Mouse or Trackpad", but it constantly appears. I do not want the scroll bar to automatically appear, or appear when scrolling. I want it ...
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Keyboard, track pad and USB port stopped working

Suddenly on my MacBook Air 11,6โ€ A1370 2011 model the keyboard, track pad and right USB slot stopped working. Tried resetting NVRAM / PRAM and SMC โ€“ no effect. The keyboard just do not work during the ...
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How do I get my mac to re-scan for devices? -> Keyboard stops working after usb hub/dock with keyboard/mouse connected

I have a Dock at home and work. They both use versions of the pluggable usb 3.0 chipset. Each dock has a keyboard and trackball attached. When I move from one dock to another the keyboard and ...
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In Chrome, tap to look up in dictionary: Placement not working properly

I have a 2013 MacbookPro running OS X 10.9.2, and up-to-date Chrome (Version 35.0.1916.114). When using three finger tap to look up a word with dictionary in Chrome (when chosen in the trackpad ...
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How to set up dragging on trackpad?

All fine, then suddenly I'm not able to drag with my trackpad. I can not find an option about how to change settings and I have no idea what happened?! Any idea someone how to make it back to normal? ...
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Two-finger right-clicking in Chrome doesn't work

I upgraded my rMBP to Mavericks recently and since then, I'm not able to right-click in Chrome using the trackpad. I can click on menu bars and things like that but not within the actual webpage ...
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Does the two-fingered secondary click not work in Windows8.1/Bootcamp?

I just setup a Windows 8.1 installation on my 2012 MacBook Air using Bootcamp (5.1.5640). I've noticed that the two-fingered secondary click doesn't appear to work even when configured via the ...
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Why does “Tap to click” not work in many games?

I have enabled "Tap to Click" in the trackpad options in OSX (10.9.2), but it doesn't work in many games that I play. Instead, I have to physically press the trackpad which is really inconvenient for ...
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Switch wireless keyboard/trackpad while using iMac as external monitor

I have an iMac with a pair of wireless keyboard/trackpad and another Macbook Pro (MBP). I just got a thunderbolt cable and try to use iMac as an external monitor for the MBP. However, one problem is ...
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Macbook Pro Retina 13" Touchpad not responsive

I've got a Macbook Pro Retina 13" with Mavericks installed and the Touchpad is not responsive and sometimes I have to click up to ten times before it will recognize my click. I removed the ...
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Is it possible to reassign the “Pinch with thumb and three fingers” gesture to activate Dashboard instead of Launchpad?

I don't really have a use for Launchpad, but the gesture to me makes sense for Dashboard. I experimented a little with BetterTouchTool, but it doesn't have the gesture available, and I'm not sure it ...
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Trouble with Macbook display — brightness cuts out or gets wavy if I move the screen around

Macbook Pro, 2008, 15 inch Running Mavericks 10.9.2 If I move the screen around at all while it's running the brightness will almost always reset to as if it was zero or it gets these wavy ...
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Accessing OS X built in dictionary lookup in Firefox

I am really frustrated that Firefox does not provide the three-finger-tap lookup operation is in built in OS X. What is baffling me is that it supports other gestures such as two finger swipes and ...
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Trackpad interaction without touching it since spilling water

I am using MacBook Pro with OS X 10.9.2. 2 days back some water was spilled(more like sprinkled) on the keyboard area of macbook and I immediately cleaned it. After that my macbook cursor behaves ...
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Trackpad on MBA keeps automatically clicking

I always keep 'Tap to click' off because I like the physical feedback when clicking and I tend to automatically touch the trackpad. I reinstalled Mavericks last week, because I wanted to start ...
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Three-finger trackpad gesture on Mission Control and Expose not working in my Mac Pro

The trackpad gesture to call Mission Control or Expose with three-fingers does sometimes not work for some reasons. It works when I use four-fingers, and it functions as usual whenever I open my ...
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Trackpad sometimes non-responsive when starting/waking MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch

A few weeks ago, my mid-2012 15-inch MBP retina's trackpad became unresponsive when I lifted the lid to wake it up. I restarted and the issue went away. The issue has been getting more and more ...
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Weird MacBook track pad issue

I just decided to dig out an old white mac book I have sitting around to poke around with. I'm fairly certain it is a lost cause, but I thought I'd see if anyone has any ideas. So I can move the ...
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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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OSX 10.9 - Two finger click for middle click?

I just got a new macbook (OSX 10.9), I used one previously (also recent OSX version) where I had 2-finger click to act as a middle click in firefox (open new tab, close tab, etc). I also had right ...
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The trackpad doesn't work when starting Windows 7 bootcamp

I installed Windows 7 (bootcamp) on my MacBook but it doesn't work. Do I have to install special drivers? Any help is appreciated.
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Macbook Air's trackpad on trains

Is there any known issue with using a laptop's trackpad while on a moving train, i.e. is the EM field expected to interfere? I ask because often when I use my Apple Macbook Air 1.1 (Early 2008) ...
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Disabling the trackpad from the command line

How can I disable the trackpad (without restarting my computer) from the command-line on OS X Mavericks?
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How do I get rid of this pop up when I try to select text?

I'm not sure if this is a macbook issue (My sister gave me a macbook with OS 10.9.1) or a google chrome issue. When I'm using Google Chrome and want to select text (either by tapping three times over ...
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OS X 10.9 Mavericks subtle two-finger scrolling changes (on touchpad)

I am still unsure whether this is dependent on, or even related to, the "Responsive Scrolling" feature rolled out in Mavericks. Responsive Scrolling is intended to provide smoothness of scroll by ...
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Macbook 13" retina trackpad stuck

My trackpad is stuck in the downer position, it doesn't "click up" again. I can still use my trackpad for tapping and it functions just like before but I cant click it so it goes down, it is stuck ...
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Is there a Quick switch for trackpad mouse pointer MBA 10.9.1

Here is the situation. When working inside the current mouse pointer is fine on my MBA 10.9.1. However, when I decide to use my MBA outside in the Sun, I can't see my mouse pointer very well. Is ...
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Rightmost strip of trackpad unresponsive in Mavericks

I updated to Mavericks last week on my MBP, and now the rightmost half-inch or so of my trackpad is semi-unresponsive. For instance, if I start at the far right edge of the pad and swipe toward the ...
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Unresponsive Trackpad Click After Battery Depletion

I had a very odd situation happen with my machine at the weekend and wondered if anyone could shed some light on it. I have an early 2013 Retina MacBook Pro and I was watching a DVD on it using the ...
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Two-finger scrolling stops working after a while

I am running into a strange problem. After a few minutes of using Chrome or Firefox, two finger scrolling on my trackpad stops working on these applications. Every time I restart these applications ...
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Magic trackpad keeps returning to 'Slow' in tracking speed [on hold]

Apple's trackpad keeps returning to Slow as it's tracking speed. I have tried everything to correct this problem. What could be causing this behaviour?
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How do I enable “native” scrolling for Emacs?

I have two MacBooks running Emacs (both 24.3). On one of them, I get same smooth, native scrolling like I do in Chrome, Finder, or whatever, but not on the other one. To make it work a bit better, I ...
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Boot Camp'd Windows 8 Trackpad interferes while typing

When I type on a MacBook Pro (2013), which is Boot Camp'd with 5.0, the built-in trackpad interferes while typing under Windows 8. While typing it will place the cursor on random lines. Apple does ...
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Hot corners for mouse only

When I work with a mouse I want to use hot corners. When I work with the Trackpad, I don't. Is there an option for this? The hot corners should only work if I used my mouse to activate it. I'm not ...
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Alternative to multitouch in Mavericks

I am using OSX Mavericks on latest Mackbook Pro Retina. After a week of intensive usage I have got some pain in my fingers because of the multi-fingers scrolling (two to scroll pages, three to switch ...
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How to separate “mouse” and “trackpad” settings?

In System Preferences > Mouse there's a setting "Scroll direction: natural", which I don't like, so I unset. The problem is that this also unsets the setting for Trackpad, which I do like. How can ...
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Trackpad tap to click malfunction

I have been having issues with my trackpad lately and I believe that I have a broken trackpad sensor, but I thought I would ask here to see if it was something to do with the software instead of the ...
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How to prevent accidental deletion or move of folders/files in Mac?

I have recently got a new Mac and keep accidentally moving folders around when using the trackpad and have managed to delete a couple folders as I am not used to this whole trackpad business. Is there ...
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How to keep MacBooks keyboard and trackpad functionality when using Windows on Bootcamp?

Before installing Windows 7, I used to work with Mac OS X on my MacBook Pro. After the installation I noticed that the functionality of the keyboard and trackpad changed. I really want to keep using ...
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Two-fingered right click on iBook G4 OS X Tiger PPC

I have a PPC iBook G4 and really would like to be able to have the two-fingered click to secondary-click functionality. I did a lot of googling, but nothing really came up, mostly stuff for other ...
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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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Disable scroll-induced antialiasing in Preview and other PDF applications

Scrolling (with two fingers on the trackpad) in Preview.app (and TeXShop.app) annoyingly blurs PDF text and I would like to disable the over-compensating anti-aliasing. I like the anti-aliasing while ...
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Can't click with trackpad or mouse (OS X 10.9, MacBook Pro)

I have a new(ish) MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9. When it boots up to the login screen it will let me move the cursor around, but it won't recognize click events. I thought it was the trackpad, so I ...
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How to enable Three Finger Drag from command line

I'm trying to write a shell script that will automatically set the trackpad to use the three-finger-drag option that you can find in the system preferences. I've tried a number of different things, ...
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Bluetooth corruption on 2013 Macbook Pro

I have an Early 2013 Macbook Pro. OS Version is 10.9. I'm using a trackpad connected to the bluetooth. All of the sudden, and at random times, my trackpad will lose its connection and will not ...
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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 ...