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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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 ...
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What could cause this sporadic cursor problem?

I've got this problem where my cursor is jumping left and right all on it's own. I'm not touching the computer at all, I've rebooted the system, and the only way to get it to stop is to use a mouse ...
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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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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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Macbook pro sometimes left clicks are not registered

Hi I have a macbook pro 15", primo 2011. It runs perfect with Mavericks. However recently it has started to get a strange bug from time to time. Some times left clicks on the pad is not working. It ...
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Two-finger right-clicking in Chrome doesn't work

I upgraded my rMBP to Mavericks recently and since then, I'm not able to right-click in Chrome using the trackpad. I can click on menu bars and things like that but not within the actual webpage ...
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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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Macbook Air's trackpad on trains

Is there any known issue with using a laptop's trackpad while on a moving train, i.e. is the EM field expected to interfere? I ask because often when I use my Apple Macbook Air 1.1 (Early 2008) ...
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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 ...
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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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Three-finger swipe between pages unresponsive

After upgrading to Mountain Lion I'm sometimes having to two-finger scroll up or down at least once before I can three-finger swipe between pages. It's as if I have to "re-activate" the gesture every ...
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Two-way scroll on magic trackpad on Windows 7

Using the bootcamp drivers, I am able to use an Apple Magic Trackpad on my PC running Windows 7. Everything seems to work fine. When I'm in Google Chrome (and other applications), I can use the ...
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Cannot disable three finger tap look up after migrating to a new computer

I recently moved to a new MacbookPro and migrated my old computer's files/settings over to the new one. For some reason I am unable to disable the ability to look up the definition to a word by using ...
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Can Magic Trackpad tap to click be made to work inside Steam games?

I am notice some games using Apple Magic Trackpad do not respect tap to click as opposed to the physical button click. I run OS X 10.8.4 and specifically Endless Space running on Steam fails to ...
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Trackpad firmware doesn't update and now stopped working (Lion & MacBook 13" Unibody)

I bought an oldish MacBook 13" Unibody (late 2008) and when I got it one of the first things I did was to install Mac OS X Lion. Everything was working fine, until I applied an update that made the ...
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How do I fix non-responsive keyboard and trackpad after sleep on MacBook Pro Retina 15? [duplicate]

I'm having a problem with my MacBook Pro Retina 15. I close the screen to put it to sleep. When I open it back up, the screen wakes up, but the keyboard and trackpad do not work. If I plug in a USB ...
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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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Select whole words using single finger tap gesture

If you double click a word to select it, and keep the mouse held down, you go it starts word selection mode, meaning it will select whole words as you move the mouse over them. This only works when ...
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Custom “mouse” gestures for Trackpad on Macbook Pro and Magic mouse

Is it possible to create custom gestures for Macbook Pro Trackpad and Magic Mouse to custom actions? For example to close a window or launch some application.
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Mousing over to external display

When I have my external monitor hooked up, I access it by mousing off the left hand side of my Macbook display. Can I switch this so that I can access the external by mousing off to the right of My ...
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Pinch to Zoom on Macbook Pro 2007

I have an early 2007 Macbook Pro. The trackpad isn't multitouch - it doesn't support any of Lion's new many-finger gestures - but it does support two-finger scrolling. It obviously can keep track of ...
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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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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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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 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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Does the two-fingered secondary click not work in Windows8.1/Bootcamp?

I just setup a Windows 8.1 installation on my 2012 MacBook Air using Bootcamp (5.1.5640). I've noticed that the two-fingered secondary click doesn't appear to work even when configured via the ...
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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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Why gaming with mouse feels so weird?

I recently bought a macbook pro retina 2012 and later tried some fps game, e.g. Team Fortress 2. I plugged an usb mouse and noticed my it's movement is kinda weird or like unresponsive or something. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 do I enable “native” scrolling for Emacs?

I have two MacBooks running Emacs (both 24.3). On one of them, I get same smooth, native scrolling like I do in Chrome, Finder, or whatever, but not on the other one. To make it work a bit better, I ...
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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 do I disable Swipe Between Pages on Safari

I am trying to find how to enable and disable the Swipe between pages gesture via the defaults command either system wide or just for Safari. I can't do it manually as we will need to do this on ...
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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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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 ...