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 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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Moving files in Finder with drag and drop opens a new window

I'm trying to move files around in Finder by using my trackpad to drag and drop files. The problem is that I'm using tap to click with dragging enabled. So, when I decide to drop the files onto a ...
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Can water seep into my laptop through the sides of the trackpad?

If I use the my laptop while my hands are (very) wet, will the water get into the insides of the computer through the gaps at the side of the trackpad?
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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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Can the macbook air trackpad play nice with the iOS simulator?

Does anyone knows if (and how) I can get my MacBook Air trackpad to feel more natural when used with the iOS simulator ? It should be easier to use the iOS simulator with the trackpad - but it's not, ...
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How to disable the MacBook trackpad click but keep the tap enabled?

I have a 3-year-old Mac and either the battery or something else is broken (does not matter because it's not worth fixing) and due to this the trackpad keeps getting stuck. Now my question is: can I ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Trackpad unresponsive, or reverted and speed very fast

My device: Macbook Pro early 2011, Yosemite 10.10.4 Since a bit more than a month now, I experience some problems with my trackpad. At first, it would start to be reverted with very fast speed ...
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How to right-drag using trackpad only, for Windows on MacBook

Is there ANY way -- either from Apple or via third party utility software -- to enable the built-in TrackPad on a MacBook Pro laptop to do a real "right-click drag" function? Note I'm asking for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?