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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

6
votes
2answers
298 views

Trackpad (+ spotlight) semi-unresponsive, Mavericks on a 2010 MBP

Ever since I upgraded my 2010 Macbook Pro from Mountain Lion to Mavericks, an issue has been occuring at seemingly random moments. Without warning, my trackpad will no longer allow me to click or use ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
176 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
86 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
955 views

Macbook Pro TrackPad not clicking

I'm using a macbook pro, now the TrackPad could not be "clicked" when I press the bottom right corner. I couldn't do the "right click" now. This is awkward. I know that in System Preference -> ...
0
votes
2answers
107 views

I have a problem with the track pad on my Mac Book Pro (mid 2012)

The trackpad on my mac book pro (mid 2012), isn't functioning properly. Sometimes it behaves as though I'm holding down a click. For example when working with a text editor I move the mouse across the ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Trackpad gesture that minimizes all windows?

This has been driving me nuts for close to a year. I hope someone can tell me what triggers it. I've searched many times over several months and have never found any mention of it. I use an MBP ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
287 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
149 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
23 views

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.
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 - ...
1
vote
1answer
193 views

Why do I have to double click right mouse button to get the pop-up menu

It happens after I get a new macbook for work. This is a Macbook Pro(Retina, 2012) with OS X Yosemite. I created a new user, and checked 'click or tap with two fingers' for the 'Secondary click'. ...
1
vote
1answer
228 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
489 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
210 views

MacBookPro trackpad is on crack!

It's as if an alien entity has commandeered the trackpad, and it highlights things when it has not been asked to do so; the mouse jumps erratically all over the place, AND opens up random windows ...
1
vote
1answer
106 views

Set different double click times for physical click and trackpad double-tap

When clicking my trackpad physically, I want the double click speed to be as fast as possible. When using the tap-to-click feature, though, I want it to be a tiny bit slower. Is there any way to set ...
0
votes
1answer
557 views

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, ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

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, ...
0
votes
1answer
107 views

Recently scrolling up and down gesture triggers page change gesture

Recently my mid 2012 Retina Macbook Pro's trackpad has started exhibiting some strange behavior. Attempting to scroll up or down using the two finger gesture randomly seems to trigger the page ...
0
votes
1answer
208 views

Macbook Pro left (primary) click not working

Two days ago, I noticed that my left clicking was acting off. When I would click something, it wouldn't register and I'd have to click repeatedly for it to actually work. Additionally, when I'm ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

I can't 2 finger scroll using trackpad in Word since I upgraded to Yosemite

I can't scroll using trackpad in Word since I upgraded to Yosemite. I'm on a MacBook Pro. It seems fine in all other areas, just in Word. I have to go to the sidebar and drag it up and down to ...
0
votes
1answer
85 views

MacBook Pro trackpad goes erratic when paper touches it

Whenever I set a piece of paper or a notebook with paper over my trackpad, it begins to act erratically for hours at a time. By erratic, I mean the mouse jumps around the screen and sometimes even ...
0
votes
1answer
230 views

How to (Right click + Move mouse to the Left) in MACBOOK PRO

I am using Genymotion and playing game: Clash of Clan. To Zoom in I need to : Right click + Move mouse to the Left. How can i do this Macbook pro retina display 15 inch. I know that tapping with two ...
0
votes
1answer
817 views

Is my MacBook Air's trackpad broken?

I have a 6 month old MacBook air. I use it for my online business at least a few hours a day and don't have a wireless mouse so I click the trackpad a lot. Lately it isn't always working when I light ...
0
votes
1answer
77 views

Macbook 2010 with OS X 10.9 - “Dangling Thumbs” issue while typing

I have a problem suddenly finding myself typing in a completely different part of a document. I'd like to see an option to disable the trackpad while typing, for a user-selected number of ms after a ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Cursor jumps around on Macbook Pro mid-2010, without trackpad installed

to solve my erratic cursor on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro, I brought my computer to the local apple store and had the trackpad completely uninstalled. Does anybody know what it means for the trackpad to ...
0
votes
1answer
137 views

Double tap -> drag and drop stopped working in Chrome when using Logitech mouse

OSX 10.9.4 Chrome Canary: Version 38.0.2086.3 canary (64-bit) Chrome Stable: Version 35.0.1916.153 Trackpad, magic trackpad work as they should. In Chrome I can double tap on text and ...
0
votes
1answer
226 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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?
0
votes
1answer
506 views

Non-smooth scrolling pdf with trackpad in Preview with 10.8

Finally upgraded to Mountain Lion and I am noticing an annoying behavior in Preview. When I two-finger scroll too quickly with my 2009 MBP trackpad, the scrolling is jerky and can skip many pages in a ...
0
votes
1answer
339 views

iMac 10.6.8 pointing fail with Bluetooth enabled

10.6 Aluminum iMac w/wireless keyboard and trackpad. Working fine long-term, no recent change to the h/w or system software. All of a sudden pointing started operating as if permanently in ...
0
votes
1answer
128 views

Mouse sticks only when dropping with drag and drop.

I'm having a problem with dragging and dropping on my Mac. The icon is picked up, but it doesn't let go most of the time; it's almost as though I've still got the button down. Please note: this only ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

Disable mutltouch swipe in Chrome only for specific web pages

I am aware of the option to disable multitouch swipe between pages globally from the system preferences, and am also aware that I can disable them just for Chrome using the command line, however I do ...
0
votes
0answers
235 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Mouse pad loosing control

The trackpad on my MacBook Pro will sometimes start moving without me touching it. It usually happens when my computer heats up. Does anyone know why this might happen?
0
votes
0answers
157 views

macbook pro retina keyboard and trackpad key press

I had 3 different macbooks, macbook 13, macbook 13 retina and now I have macbook 15 retina. When I bought macbook 13 retina I've noticed that keyboard and touchpad differs a little from what I had ...
0
votes
0answers
102 views

Boot Camp Tap-To-Click Holds the Click

I recently installed boot camp on my mac, and it is all working great (windows 7) except for the track pad. I am using tap-to-click and it seems like while running windows the first tap 'presses' the ...
0
votes
0answers
148 views

How to disable horizontal scrolling with trackpad?

Two-finger vertical scroll on trackpad is amazing, but if some element on the page have horizontal scrollbar, vertical scrolling breaks: instead of smooth vertical scroll I have unexpected horizontal ...
0
votes
0answers
93 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
109 views

Keyboard, track pad and USB port stopped working

Suddenly on my MacBook Air 11,6” A1370 2011 model the keyboard, track pad and right USB slot stopped working. Tried resetting NVRAM / PRAM and SMC – no effect. The keyboard just do not work during the ...
0
votes
0answers
181 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
570 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
969 views

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. ...
0
votes
0answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
336 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
607 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
56 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
519 views

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 ...