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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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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Two finger left and right swipe on trackpad does not work under Lion

On one user account on one of my family macbook air machines (all with the latest version of Lion) the two finger trackpad swipe left and right to switch back and forth (e.g. between pages in safari) ...
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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 clean behind the trackpad on a late 2010 MacBook Pro?

Lately I've noticed the trackpad on my MacBook Pro has been getting stuck from time to time and generally isn't as clicky as it used to be. It feels to me like there's something stuck behind the ...
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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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Unknown Menu poping up

I'm very new to Lion and I somehow managed to make a special menu appear when I was holding my fingers on the trackpad (like a long click). It's round and I have never ever seen it before. I was ...
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How can I disable an Apple laptop's touchpad button (physical click)?

I really want to find a way to disable the Apple touchpad physical tap button. My wife does not make use of the software tap functionality that I enabled. She sits next to me every night clicking ...
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Enable multi touch feature in windows7

I've installed a windows7 with BootCamp 3.2 64-bit on my macbook pro but multi touch feature is not enables in trackpad and magic mouse. Is it possible to enable features like zoom, or moving ...
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Can an Apple Track Pad and Magic Mouse be used at the same time?

I have a New 2011 iMac which came with the magic Mouse, I would like the option of having a trackpad as well for multi-touch gestures and scrolling up and down etc, but would also like the mouse for ...
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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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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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My MacBook Pro 15.4" (A1286 - Late 2008) trackpad is missing clicks and generally not working

I notice it when I'm highlighting text as well. Halfway through the a selection it will unselect. It only seems to click right at the very bottom now. Do I need to replace or clean it?
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Secondary click in Lion with two fingers OR bottom-right corner click

I just did a clean install of Lion on my 2010 MBP. It seems as though in the system preferences for the built-in trackpad, I have the option of setting the secondary click gesture to "Click or tap ...
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Trackpad and mouse require two taps/clicks to register first click

I'm having a horribly frustrating issue that I can't seem to work out. Here are the steps to reproduce the problem, which happens with both an external Logitec VX mouse, the internal MacBook Pro ...
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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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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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Mouse cursor jittery when hover state on browsers in OS X Lion

I recently upgraded to OS X Lion from Snow Leopard. One bug I've found is that in browsers (Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera), when you hover over any link, the cursor doesn't only change, it jitters ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Macbook Pro with Lion: scrolling via trackpad vs. mouse

So the default scrolling behavior for the trackpad in Lion is to scroll in the direction of your finger movement similar to the iPad. This can be changed in the trackpad preferences by un-checking ...
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What application can record a cursor location and multi-touch input heatmap?

Are there any applications out there that can record mouse interaction, and save a standard image1 that adequately conveys the exact situation that using the mouse created? Due to the proliferation ...
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How to add custom mouse-click actions to Safari with modifier keys?

In Safari, when you Ctrl-click on an image in any web page, a menu comes up with several options. I'd like to be able to do a single trackpad click with a modifier key (option or command, for ...
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How can I disable the trackpad when my mouse is plugged in on Lion?

For the last few hours my trackpad has been behaving terribly, jumping all over the place and sticking. I believe I remember there being an option to disable the trackpad when a mouse is plugged in in ...
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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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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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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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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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Why is my Magic TrackPad losing functionality after Fast User Switching several times?

Basically, after using Fast User Switching to go back and forth between my wife's login and my own, we begin to experience loss of capactive touch functions on the Magic TrackPad. This occurred on ...
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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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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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How can I set a different scrolling direction for mouse and trackpad in Lion?

I want to give the new scrolling behavior in Lion a try (both on the built-in as well as on the magic trackpad). But on my Mouse (a Logitech Anywhere MX), I don't want reverse scrolling. In ...
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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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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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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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Reassign Trackpad Gestures?

The current behavior for an upward four-finger swipe on the trackpad is to move all Windows to the side and display your desktop. I personally have no use for this since I keep absolutely nothing on ...
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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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Make Solid-state scrolling trackpad behave like Multi-Touch trackpad

I am using an early 2009 MacBook. Is there any way or any APP that can make Solid-state scrolling trackpad on my MacBook behave like Multi-Touch trackpad Solid-state scrolling trackpad supports ...
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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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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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Cursor selection behavior

When clicking something on the Mac screen, the cursor will a) take up residence as directed, If I click again, it will b) select the whole word, If I click again, it will c) select the whole ...
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How to use (magic) trackpad scrolling to scroll only one page up/down with Preview?

When I view pdf file with Preview, I can use wheel click mouse to scroll one page up/down. How can I do the same thing with trackpad? Using two finger scroll gives me two much scroll. I need to scroll ...
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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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trackpad stops working on 2009 Macbook Pro

The trackpad on my wife's 17" Macbook Pro seems to be failing. She'll be in the middle of working when suddenly it will stop responding to input. Both the tracking (i.e. mouse movement) and button ...
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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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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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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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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 ...