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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MacBook Pro touchpad not clicking? (Hardware issue?)

My hands were a little wet when I touched the touchpad on my MacBook Pro 15". I think that a little water went into the cracks, or the tiny space around touchpad. The "click" mechanism stopped working ...
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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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Mouse pointer intermittently jumps to corner of screen

I recently got two new Macs, an iMac (with magic trackpad) and a MacbookAir (both the most recent models - mid 2011 and both with Lion). They are both suffering from the same issue so I don't think ...
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Secondary click and primary click at the same time?

Is it possible to do this without owning an external mouse or having the latest multi-touch trackpads? I need to do this for games originally made for windows, but either run through wine or ported ...
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How can I get my trackpad settings to work on the login screen?

I enabled the System Preferences > Trackpad > Tap to Click which causes it to work while I am logged in. However, in the login screen, it does not work. How can I get this setting enabled in the login ...
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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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How to get the three finger 'scroll to top' back in mountain lion?

Remember in Snow Leopard there was a gesture using three fingers to scroll to the top of webpages? Has anyone worked out a way of getting that back?
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How can I scroll to the top/bottom of web page with a three finger gesture?

I'd like to use a three finger swipe to scroll to the top or bottom of a web page. Is there a way to make that work?
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How do I get three finger gestures working again in Twitter for Mac after installing Lion?

After installing Lion, three finger gestures no longer work in the Twitter for Mac app. (I've gotten used to swiping left with three fingers to go "back" after—for example—clicking on a person's ...
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Unflip mouse buttons in Microsoft RDC client

I have used an older version of Microsoft RDC client on an old MBP with mouse on the left side of the keyboard. I had flipped the left and right mouse buttons of the mouse in preferences, which made ...
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Is the trackpad surface different on MacBook Air than the Pro?

Is the trackpad surface on a MacBook Air different than on a Pro? I found that the trackpad on my friend's 2012 MacBook Pro is much smoother than that of my 2013 MacBook Air. Is that normal or my has ...
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No one- and two-finger tap in Better Touch Tool?

I'm trying to get my three-finger tap to middle-click functionality in Mountain Lion since MiddleClick seems to have been broken in the upgrade. However, in order to let BTT react to tap gestures, ...
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MBP Keys 'stick' when it gets hot

Short Question Why do the keys 'stiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick' when my MBP gets hot? More importantly, how can I fix it? Background It is not any one key that sticks, I have had darn near ...
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Keyboard and Trackpad not working after login after spilling liquid

I accidentally spill some liquid on the keyboard of my MacBook Air. It wasn't too much and I turned off the computer right way. The computer works perfectly fine, but after I log in the keyboard and ...
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Built-In Trackpad and Keyboard Unresponsive after Sleep or Restart

I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2008) that's currently running 10.7.3. I've been finding that it will intermittently freeze and then I have to shut down and restart the computer, but sometimes ...
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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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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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Enable 3-finger swipe for home and end in Chrome

3-finger left and right swipes on my trackpad work in Chrome. They take me back one page in my history or right one page. However, 3-finger up and down swipes does not appear to be implemented. In ...
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How to increase “tracking speed” beyond the maximum?

For a Macbook Pro, I've set trackpad settings for Three Fingers to "Dragging": However the tracking speed is too slow, and often it's impossible to drag for a larger distance due to the size of the ...
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Scrolling Settings - “Throw”

I was trying to change my scrolling settings to keep the screen from scrolling when I take my hands off the touchpad. Right now, if I do a two-finger scroll, and take my fingers off the pad while ...
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How long does it take for Apple's AA battery charger to recharge?

I'm talking about the charger that comes with their new Bluetooth trackpad and keyboard. If I put 2 empty batteries in it now, how long till they're full?
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Should I buy a trackpad?

I've never really been a huge fan of trackpads but after playing with the official Apple Magic Trackpad using Lion, I have to admit, I loved the full screen swiping and using two fingers to swipe ...
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MacBook multi-touch trackpad support

Why is 3-4 finger multitouch support not available (not even listed as trackpad preference options) on my late 2008 white plastic Mac book?
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Keyboard and trackpad not working, SMC reset seems possible

I have a MacBook Pro, 13-inch, Mid 2009 with OS X 10.9.5. I suspect two things that might have caused the trouble: Recently I had to replace the keyboard. After replacing the keyboard everything ...
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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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Trackpad working poorly on Macbook, why?

I have a Macbook 2007. It has worked very well until now, the trackpad does not respond at all, it simply stopped working. How can I debug this?
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Using all trackpad gestures via Apple Remote Desktop

How is possible send all trackpad gestures via Apple Remote Desktop.app (ARD)? Some working, some not, especially don't works gestures: mission control (4 fingers up) exposee (4 fingers down) ...
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Is it normal for my MacBook Pro (unibody) to creak in some spots?

I bought a new MacBook Pro 15-inch model with highest specifications in this June. I also installed Lion and have updated it. Moreover, I would like to ask somebody who already has the same model, or ...
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Faint clicking noise in trackpad in Macbook Pro

I recently purchased a Macbook pro, and I have some issue with my Trackpad. I notice that if I lightly press on it, I can hear a click (sometimes faint, sometimes clearly audible) but no click action ...
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What are some unusual uses of the MacBook trackpad?

You know, the MacBook has such a beautiful trackpad. Are there applications that use its power for music-making, drawing, or anything else unusual?
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Bluetooth performance worse after Yosemite update

I have a bluetooth trackpad and a pair of bluetooth headphones and ever since I upgraded to Yosemite I've been having problems with both. The trackpad fails to re-connect after the laptop wakes up ...
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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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Activating Quick Look Using The Trackpad In OS X?

Quick Look is very useful when wanting to preview documents and files without opening them in separate applications. I know that you can trigger Quick Look by highlighting a file in Finder and ...
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What drivers should I install to use the trackpad “two finger swipe” on Windows 7 running under VirtualBox?

I'm using Oracle VirtualBox to run several VMs on my MacBook and am unable to use the trackpad to "two finger swipe" to the previous webpage under Win 7. I'm guessing this is a driver issue. Since ...
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In Lion can I get the four fingere swipe to do COMMAND+Tab?

I recently switched to Lion from Snow Leopard (Yah I know, I am late), it is great, the only one thing that I miss is the four fingere swipe that did COMMAND+TAB Is there anyway I can enable that?
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Tap to click on only one trackpad?

Is there a way to configure the Magic Trackpad with tap-to-click without having tap-to-click on the built-in trackpad of a MacBook Air?
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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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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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Software to draw on the trackpad

I am asking about a software to draw figures and diagrams using the trackpad. I am already aware of Inklet, which works only in conjunction with other software like photoshop. I need another free ...
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Disable trackpad handwriting keyboard shortcut without disabling Chinese keyboard input?

In the Keyboard Shortcuts preference pane, this is the one shortcut that can't be disabled. It's disabled if you turn off Chinese keyboard input, but I want to keep the keyboard input. I got ...
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Changing trackpad scroll direction with AppleScript in Yosemite

I prefer "natural" scroll direction when using my MBAir trackpad, but "unnatural" when using the mouse. I frequently switch back and forth depending on where I'm working, so I've been using a bit of ...
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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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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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Trackpad not working on Macbook pro 2009 running Windows 8

I have a MacBook Pro 17" early 2009 running Snow Leopard, I've recently upgraded Windows 7 running on the bootcamp partition to Windows 8. All works fine apart from the trackpad. Bootcamp 3.1 is ...
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How to map the bottom right Trackpad corner to right-click programmatically?

I’m looking for a command (defaults write …) to enable right-click by tapping the bottom right Trackpad corner. This can be enabled as follows: System Preferences → Trackpad → Point & Click → ...
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The keyboard and trackpad on my MacBook Pro 3,1 stopped working. How to solve this problem?

The keyboard and trackpad on my macbook pro 3.1 stopped working after having frozen the operating system and reboot. On my Mac I have Windows installed BootCamp and neither does the keyboard and ...
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Mac Book Pro 2.2 (2008) Core 2 Duo, display and trackpad stopped working

My Mac Book Pro 2.2 (2008) Core 2 Duo, was working properly, and after waking it up (open the lid), the display was black... It happened to me before and the other times I reckon it was some kind of ...
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Are there any non-Apple multi-touch trackpads on the market? [closed]

I love the Apple trackpad with its multi-touch gestures. I want to buy a MacBook Pro primarily because of this. I am a student though and it seems to be very expensive for me. Hence I was wondering if ...
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Lion drag and drop with trackpad?

I have tap to click enabled. Is there a gesture that I can use to drag and drop? (especially in Finder). I do not want to over-ride the new three finger swipe for dektop change.
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Is there a way to speed up the way Mac responds to my trackpad clicks?

I'm new to Mac and Xcode. I realize there's always a significant delay when I click the trackpad and when Mac responds to my action, around 300-500 ms or so, which is very annoying for me. I'm using a ...