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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Simultaneous left and right click with trackpad

I'm trying to play a game on my MacBook (The Settlers under DOSBox) that makes use of something the manual calls a "special click": holding down the right mouse button and clicking the left mouse ...
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Powered USB hub sometimes locks up Macbook Pro on being plugged in

I have a Plugable 7-port powered USB 3.0 hub. I use it to connect my external hard drives (I have three) to my Macbook Pro (that has only 2 USB 3.0 ports). Sometimes, when I plug the hub into my ...
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My macbookair tried to drink my coffee and now, everything is upside-down

A few days ago, some coffee went on my MBA(4,2). I immediately took it down, unplugged it from the magsafe, and started to open it to dry it the faster I was able to. After a few days in rice and ...
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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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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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Can I use SketchUp with a Macbook's trackpad?

Sketchup is designed for use with a third mouse button (particularly the pan and orbit functions). Can I emulate the third button for SketchUp using a MacBook's trackpad or user gestures?
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Highlighted text isn't replaced or deleted by initial keypress. How can I turn this off?

When I was working on writing something, and I need to rephrase or delete something. Usually I would highlight the entire thing with the mouse/trackpad, and then with one key press, the entire block ...
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Disable three finger drag on Xcode

I want to use the three finger vertical swipe to switch between header and implementation files on Xcode, but this stops working when I have three finger drag enabled in system preferences. I've ...
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rMBP 2015: Force Click is not working for look up and data detectors

I have a similar issue documented in "Force Click Not Working on Macbook" but none of the resolutions mentioned in the discussion solves my case. Here are my findings so far: 1) It only worked on ...
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Scroll Direction: Natural = On with trackpad, Off with mice

I already tried this: Changing trackpad scroll direction with AppleScript in Yosemite But don't worked. What I need is when I use macbook pro trackpad scroll direction it is natural scroll ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to turn off the trackpad low battery notification? [duplicate]

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 below 20%. Is there a way to turn it off (or ...
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Force Click Not Working on Macbook

Recently got a new Macbook Pro. It has Force click technology where you can lookup the definition of words by clicking hard on the trackpad. It worked bon day1 but it does not seem to work anymore and ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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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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, ...
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Magic Trackpad stuck battery

I have a Magic Trackpad that sat unused in a work drawer for a few months. Like a total noob, I neglected to remove the batteries. I recently reconfigured my workspace and decided to start using ...
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Mac full size keyboards with built in trackpad

I want to attach a full size keyboard to my macbook for at least a couple of reasons: a) the macbook keyboard is slightly undersized. It is enough so to give my fingers headaches (or something like ...
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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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Better touch tool disables three finger drag. Why?

When both better touch tool and three finger drag are activated, the three finger drag becomes unresponsive sometimes. The issue is resolved by restarting better touch tool, but it occurs again ...
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Macbook Trackpad Tap To Drag Issues

I'm having a weird problem that just started with my 2012 15" Retina Macbook Pro with Yosemite. The ability to tap and drag using the internal trackpad has stopped working. All the other gestures work ...
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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 -> ...
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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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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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iTunes disable command by trackpad

Since a few months, iTunes is listening to the track-pad fingers command previous and next (3 fingers swipe) even if it's not the active application (ie: has focus). This is extremely annoying when ...
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Trackpad Issues - Should I let them prevent me from upgrading to Yosemite?

My MacBook (Retina, Mid 2012) currently has issues with its trackpad based on water damage earlier in the year - from time to time, the mouse pointer flicks around uncontrollably (although at other ...
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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'. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Mac OS X 10.10 doesnt recognize 1 and 3-finger gestures

I have Macbook Pro 13" 2014. Everything was working fine. But suddenly it stopped recognizing some gestures. I was always using built-in trackpad. But now my computer doesn't respond to tap or ...
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How does double-tap to drag work?

I'm using an image editing program, and I'm trying to do a large clone. This requires me to keep the mouse button down (virtually, this is on a trackpad) for a long period of time, and any mistake ...
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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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Swipe between pages doesn't work and unable two fingers scrolling up/down

Since this morning, the "swipe between pages" functionality doesn't work anymore on my computer! Web-browser specific description of the problem Google Chrome When I try to swipe between pages on ...
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Keyboard and trackpad may become unresponsive - Macbook Air 13' Mid 2013 Yosemite

So it all began when I started having problems with sound - there were no sounds except the startup chord. I repaired permissions many times, but it caused problems with display ...
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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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Pinch to zoom broken in Yosemite

I had pinch to zoom working fine after installing Yosemite but after a month or so it's stopped working. The setting is enabled in Trackpad > Scroll & Zoom and it seems none of those gestures are ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Drag lock doesn't get disabled

I've enabled dragging in the touchpad settings in Accessibility, but I've also chosen "without drag lock". However, the dragging still continues after I lift my finger, just as it does when I choose ...
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Is there open source or free software to use my touchpad as absolute touch?

I'm running OS X Yosemite, and don't want to spend money on a Wacom tablet. Is there free software or code that can disable the acceleration of the touchpad so I can write effectively with a stylus?
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Right side click on track pad issue

I am facing a strange issue with my track pad. My machine is a MacBook Pro Retina Display (Mid 2012) updated with Yosemite. So when i click on the track pad's right side, the track pad clicked down ...
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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 ...
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How to select text with touchpad without pressing the “hard” key?

Now on OS X, when I want to select some text, I have to press the "hard" key on touchpad with thumb and drag through the text with another finger on touchpad. With linux on the same macbook pro, I ...
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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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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 ...