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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Why does OS X keep forgetting my trackpad settings

I am running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 on an early 2010 15" MacBook Pro. After restarting from scratch (what I don't do often usually) my trackpad is set back to "click" instead of "touch". This started ...
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How to disable the Trackpad zoom in Chrome or TextEdit

In Chrome or Textedit I always accidently end up zooming with the build-in trackpad on MBA with Mountain Lion. How do I disable the trackpad function for zooming in application specific. Looking into ...
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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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Increase sensitivity of Trackpad?

I currently have the sensitivity level to the max, but I still feel its kind of slow for my liking. Is there a way I can make the trackpad on my rMBP even more sensitive ?
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How to set up dragging on trackpad?

All fine, then suddenly I'm not able to drag with my trackpad. I can not find an option about how to change settings and I have no idea what happened?! Any idea someone how to make it back to normal? ...
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Trouble with Macbook display — brightness cuts out or gets wavy if I move the screen around

Macbook Pro, 2008, 15 inch Running Mavericks 10.9.2 If I move the screen around at all while it's running the brightness will almost always reset to as if it was zero or it gets these wavy ...
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Weird MacBook track pad issue

I just decided to dig out an old white mac book I have sitting around to poke around with. I'm fairly certain it is a lost cause, but I thought I'd see if anyone has any ideas. So I can move the ...
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The trackpad doesn't work when starting Windows 7 bootcamp

I installed Windows 7 (bootcamp) on my MacBook but it doesn't work. Do I have to install special drivers? Any help is appreciated.
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How to prevent accidental deletion or move of folders/files in Mac?

I have recently got a new Mac and keep accidentally moving folders around when using the trackpad and have managed to delete a couple folders as I am not used to this whole trackpad business. Is there ...
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Potential causes of trackpad problems on retina display macbook

I have a 2012 MBP retina display. Over the past few days I've noticed that my trackpad has started to become finicky: it's hard to pinch, the cursor occasionally "jumps" and sometimes gets stuck so ...
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rMBP Trackpad slips when trying to scroll?

Hello I just got my first ever MBP Retina and I was wondering if this is normal : Sometimes I try to scroll upwards or downwards (natural way) and the mouse moves instead of scrolling the page up and ...
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How power efficient are Apple's bluetooth devices?

I learned from this post that I can hold the power button long enough to turn off the bluetooth keyboard. I used Apple's bluetooth mouse around 5 years ago, and I just threw it away as it was a ...
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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 Pro (Unibody): Trackpad requires too much force

At first I thought my trackpad was broke and the clicker didn't work because it didn't always pick up my clicks. However, I've recently realized that is not the issue. The clicker requires a lot more ...
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How do I permanently disable the scrollbar?

I set the Show Scroll Bars setting to "Automatically based on Mouse or Trackpad", but it constantly appears. I do not want the scroll bar to automatically appear, or appear when scrolling. I want it ...
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How do I get rid of this pop up when I try to select text?

I'm not sure if this is a macbook issue (My sister gave me a macbook with OS 10.9.1) or a google chrome issue. When I'm using Google Chrome and want to select text (either by tapping three times over ...
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How can I bind a multitouch gesture to open a file with a particular application?

I am running Mac OS X Lion. What I want is a way to open an HTML file with a particular application based on my action. For example, the default application is Safari, so it will always open in ...
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How to disable long touch = click on MacBook Air touchpad?

If I leave my mouse in one spot for several seconds with my finger on the touch pad, it interprets it as a downclick. So if I hover over a file while thinking about something and then move my cursor, ...
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First click doesn't register?

For some reason, from time to time, I'll have this issue where the first time I click something, nothing will happen. But, the second time I click the exact same spot, it will work as normal. This ...
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My macbook pro trackpad's right side doesn't go down when pressed

When I click the right side of the trackpad it doesn't press down. It's stuck, but the left of the button works perfectly. What's the issue here and how do I fix this?
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Using the home (house) button in Logitech K400 keyboard

I've just bought the Logitech K400 keyboard/trackpad combo. The volume buttons above the keyboard works just fine. But the home button (that has a small "house" icon) doesn't do anything on OS X Lion. ...
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After a while, the trackpad or mouse requires me to click twice to be able to register a single click

I have two macbook pros, one summer 2009 model and a late summer 2011 model. Both of these macbook pros seem to require me to click twice just to be able to register a single click. It's almost like ...
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Is there a gesture to drag and drop with Expose on Lion?

I know it could be done by pressing F3 button while dragging an item but I really need the five-finger-gesture for that. On Snow Leopard, I could drag an item with my thumb and then use the ...
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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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Double click to open documents and folders

Before I installed Lion I was able to open folders and documents by using double click/tap on the trackpad. Now it doesn't work anymore. Did this happen to anyone else? How do I resolve this problem? ...
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Can I assign a gesture to Mission Control on an older MacBook?

I have an older MacBook (2006) that I want to use the four finger swipe to enable mission control. It is not the glass trackpad, but it does have two finger scrolling. Is there any way to enable this? ...
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How can I allow the cursor to continue moving immediately after clicking the trackpad?

I have a Macbook, though I assume this behavior occurs on all of Apple's newer trackpads (the multitouch ones where the entire trackpad acts as a button). For a split second after clicking the ...
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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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Frequent Mouse-Down Errors

I'm experiencing frequent mouse-down errors. They say Windowserver: Warning: Program "xxxx" posted a mouse-down, blocking hardware events, but did no further mouse activity with various apps in ...
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Slight play in trackpad on 2014 MBP

The trackpad on my 15" 2014 Macbook Pro has some play. When hovering with two fingers - say, when not scrolling in a page, but ready to - I can feel it shift 1-2mm vertically. Not enough for a ...
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Physical keyboard & trackpad stop working on dis/connect of external thunderbolt display

I have a Macbook Pro (Retina, 13", Late 2013) running Lion 10.9.4, that I use with an external thunderbolt display, a bluetooth trackpad, and a USB keyboard -- both of which are connected through the ...
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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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Can trackpad emitting artifacts be fixed?

My trackpad suddenly stopped working correctly without good and clear reason to. I've left my Macbook Pro Retina 15" Early 2013 with open lid with only cat in the room for less than two minutes, and ...
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OSX Hot corners not working with Magic Trackpad

As soon as I connected with Magic Trackpad (having used MacBook Pro's touchpad) the hot corners stopped working. OSX is 10.9.3 Mavericks For me this seems like a bug as I would want to use hot ...
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How do I get my mac to re-scan for devices? -> Keyboard stops working after usb hub/dock with keyboard/mouse connected

I have a Dock at home and work. They both use versions of the pluggable usb 3.0 chipset. Each dock has a keyboard and trackball attached. When I move from one dock to another the keyboard and ...
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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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Why does “Tap to click” not work in many games?

I have enabled "Tap to Click" in the trackpad options in OSX (10.9.2), but it doesn't work in many games that I play. Instead, I have to physically press the trackpad which is really inconvenient for ...
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Trackpad interaction without touching it since spilling water

I am using MacBook Pro with OS X 10.9.2. 2 days back some water was spilled(more like sprinkled) on the keyboard area of macbook and I immediately cleaned it. After that my macbook cursor behaves ...
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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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Trackpad sometimes non-responsive when starting/waking MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch

A few weeks ago, my mid-2012 15-inch MBP retina's trackpad became unresponsive when I lifted the lid to wake it up. I restarted and the issue went away. The issue has been getting more and more ...
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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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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 ...
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MBA trackpad and keyb not working on Windows 8.1

Listen to this one folks... I have a mid-2013 MBA and thought a few months back that I'd give the new Windows a shot, so I bootcamp'd Windows 8.1 PREVIEW. Since the final 8.1 is upon us and the ...
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How do I reduce the 3-finger-drag grace-period?

I'm using a Trackpad and I like using the 3-finger-drag gesture. It has this handy feature where it keeps the "mouse-button" down for a short grace-period when you release so that you can re-touch ...
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Keyboard-trackpad combos for Mac, where the trackpad lies underneath the keyboard.

I am currently looking for a keyboard-trackpad combo for the Mac where the trackpad lies underneath beneath the keyboard (i.e. just like they would be on a Macbook; in fact the reason why I'm looking ...
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Macbook Pro 2012 i7 - Keyboard/trackpad not working in Bootcamp

I have a 2012 Macbook Pro 15" Core I7 8gb ram and Nvidia 650M. I have been running bootcamp on it for over a month when last night my keyboard and trackpad stopped working after a reboot. I ...
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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 ...
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Dragging objects with MacBook Pro touch area

To drag a window on a Windows laptop I could put my mouse in the title bar area of the window, double tap and hold the second tap down (instead of letting off). As long as I hold this down I can drag ...
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I have to use increasing force to push my 'select and drag' feature on my macbook pro. Help?

I'm having to use more and more pressure with my right thumb to get the select and drag feature of my trackpad to work. Is there anything I can do to try to fix this before I have to spend tons of ...
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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 ...