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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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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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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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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Internal keyboard + touchpad stopped working, on Macbook air 'early 2014', Yosemite 10.10.2

my internal keyboard and touchpad - stopped working a few days ago. When it first happened - I made the macbook sleep-wake-up several times - and it came back to normal. External keyboard+touchpad - ...
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Macbook pro trackpad stops working after plugging in USB mouse in Windows 7 under bootcamp

We have a new Macbook Pro which we've installed Windows 7 under boot camp. We've also installed the drivers off the OSX CD. When I plugged in a USB mouse the Trackpad stops working, which is fine ...
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Selecting a minimized window in Expose via the trackpad two finger swipe gesture

Normally when you invoke expose, you can use the trackpad's two finger swipe gestures (up, down, left, and right) to highlight a window so that it has a blue border around it. You can then select the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to fine tune force touch trackpad sensitivity?

The force touch trackpad seems great but I would like to reduce it's sensitivity. It seems the UI allow selection of 3 modes: Click: Light - Medium - Firm which both set sensitivity and the haptic ...
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Macbook Pro Retina (early 2013) Trackpad Dead

So I was watching some great BBC documentaries on YouTube last night, and before I fell asleep, I plugged in my Macbook (early 2013, 13") and set it on my nightstand. When I got up today, I was ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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MacBook Air trackpad erratic, no bulging battery

I have a MacBook Air 13-inch, Mid 2011 10.10.3 (out of warranty) bought in 2012 and I have been struggling with trackpad issues since January 2015 soon after receiving the warning "Battery Service" ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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15 inch Retina MBP clicky touchpad is no longer clicky on the left side

So I am afraid that there is no way to tell what is causing this change, whether it is that I have been wearing out the trackpad on the left side (since that is where I rest my thumb to actuate the ...
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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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Can the Chinese trackpad handwriting input method be used with a graphics tablet?

On Macs with a multitouch trackpad, I'm told that from the Input Sources options you can select the option to draw Chinese and Japanese characters. I have a Mac Mini, and a Wacom multitouch graphics ...
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Sudden failure of trackpad to function without 'tap to click' set

This is an odd problem to have. I use 'tap to click' usually. This continues to work as it always had. I went to install Mountain Lion, fresh install. This meant I needed to be in the Recovery Mode. ...
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Why does my cursor on Mac OS X get “stuck” sometimes?

In Mac OS X, sometimes when the cursor should change to a text cursor or hand cursor, it is still displayed as an arrow cursor. This gets annoying sometimes because although it still works, it makes ...
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Why doesn't trackpad work in Preview or TextEdit?

I open a PDF document. It's a document I've created. I have my trackpad set on "tap to click" from the trackpad system preferences. Right now the tap with one finger doesn't work when I have the ...
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Macbook Pro 13 mouse freezes after wake up

I have a Macbook Pro 13" bought in December which means it is the latest available version. (MacBookPro8,1 , 2,4 Ghz Intel Core i5, 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3, Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB) I have problems ...
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Unknown Menu poping up

I'm very new to Lion and I somehow managed to make a special menu appear when I was holding my fingers on the trackpad (like a long click). It's round and I have never ever seen it before. I was ...
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Enable multi touch feature in windows7

I've installed a windows7 with BootCamp 3.2 64-bit on my macbook pro but multi touch feature is not enables in trackpad and magic mouse. Is it possible to enable features like zoom, or moving ...