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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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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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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Trackpad switch pages with 3 fingers

By default the Back/Next gesture works with two fingers (in e.g. Safari) on the trackpad. Now it often happens to me when scrolling through iframes (with two fingers) I accidentally activate the back ...
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After my MacBook Pro sleeps some gestures don't work anymore

When I wake my MacBook Pro (mid 2012 - with Mountain Lion) from sleep, sometimes some complicated gesture doesn't work anymore with the Trackpad or Magic Mouse. Changing screens (with 4 fingers with ...
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How to map touchpad to screen?

Touchpad shape is more or less like to the screen shape. Isn't there a way to map each position on touchpad to the position of mouse on the screen, so you simply tap at any point on the touchpad and ...
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Is there any way to get BetterTouchTool to let me swipe between apps without cycling?

I am using BetterTouchTool to add more gestures for my Mac. I want three fingers swipes to move me back through the previous apps that I have open. Currently, I am setting the gesture to Cmd-Tab. ...
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drop of water on mousepad of macbook pro and now the mouse is being odd?

I had wet hair and some drops of water landed on my trackpad. It happened on last friday or thursday, so like 4 or so days ago. And basically now my mouse will just randomly click on stuff and right ...
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MBP trackpad/keyboard unresponsive after application crash

Problem I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro 13" (non-retina) equipped with 6GB RAM. Recently, I have noticed that when an application crashes and Crash Reporter appears, the trackpad and keyboard do not ...
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Dysfunctional trackpad on 2007 Macbook

I have a 2007 white Macbook here, of which the trackpad gradually became less responsive to the point where you can't press it down anymore at all. Neither the left nor the right button will ...
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Why don't older Macbooks support multi-touch?

Why don't older Macbooks (Macbooks with a physical button on them, I think up until 2008) support multi-touch when upgraded to an operating system that supports it? They are able to distinguish two ...
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Can I disable the trackpad on a MacBook Pro?

I have a mid-2007 MacBook Pro, the one with the trackpad that had the physical button on along the bottom edge. The trackpad is not well and using it can cause it to stick and freak out OS X. Is ...
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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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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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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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What trackpad gestures does Safari support?

Which trackpad gestures does Safari support, and what do those gestures do?
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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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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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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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Mac collected from customer support, some settings have been reset

Yesterday I collected my Macbook Pro from an authorized Apple Service Center, where they replaced some hardware components (logic board and battery-trackpad-keyboard block). The SSD drive has not ...
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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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Switch wireless keyboard/trackpad while using iMac as external monitor

I have an iMac with a pair of wireless keyboard/trackpad and another Macbook Pro (MBP). I just got a thunderbolt cable and try to use iMac as an external monitor for the MBP. However, one problem is ...
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Is there a Quick switch for trackpad mouse pointer MBA 10.9.1

Here is the situation. When working inside the current mouse pointer is fine on my MBA 10.9.1. However, when I decide to use my MBA outside in the Sun, I can't see my mouse pointer very well. Is ...
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Hot corners for mouse only

When I work with a mouse I want to use hot corners. When I work with the Trackpad, I don't. Is there an option for this? The hot corners should only work if I used my mouse to activate it. I'm not ...
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Macbook Air OS X 10.8.4 Trackpad Pinch Zoom not working in Firefox 23.0.1

I recently updated my OS X to 10.8.4 and updated Firefox to 23.0.1 Now the pinch zoom feature on my trackpad does not work. It works fine in Safari. Will appreciate any suggestions to solve this ...
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Trackpad gets stuck in select mode

I'm experiencing the problems described here, basically the trackpad has spurts of spurious input, but the problems are fairly intermittent. I've kept the system usable by deactivating many ...
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Tap to click keeps disabling

Recently the tap to click on my trackpad will disable itself after a restart and I have to go into System Preferences to enable it. Has anyone experienced this and know of a solution? I'm running ...
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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 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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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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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 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 to disable Keyboard and trackpad with keyboard shortcut?

I just want to say that this question has been already asked before, but this is merely a sort of an "extension" to that question. Is it possible to switch off the trackpad in OS X with a keyboard ...
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What could be the reason of a Very erratic Dock/menu bar/Trackpad behaviour?

I'm using the latest Yosemite My menu bar has been switching from my external monitor to my macbook randomly, like once or twice a day, the settings retain the correct value, but toggling the menu ...
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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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Disable mutltouch swipe in Chrome only for specific web pages

I am aware of the option to disable multitouch swipe between pages globally from the system preferences, and am also aware that I can disable them just for Chrome using the command line, however I do ...
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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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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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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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Mouse pad loosing control

The trackpad on my MacBook Pro will sometimes start moving without me touching it. It usually happens when my computer heats up. Does anyone know why this might happen?
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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 (Right click + Move mouse to the Left) in MACBOOK PRO

I am using Genymotion and playing game: Clash of Clan. To Zoom in I need to : Right click + Move mouse to the Left. How can i do this Macbook pro retina display 15 inch. I know that tapping with two ...
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Boot Camp Tap-To-Click Holds the Click

I recently installed boot camp on my mac, and it is all working great (windows 7) except for the track pad. I am using tap-to-click and it seems like while running windows the first tap 'presses' the ...
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Can I make the trackpad tracking speed faster than allowed in System Preferences?

The title says it all ... I have the trackpad speed on my Macbook Pro Retina 13" set to the max, but I'd like to try it faster. I recall some of these things can be configured by modifying ...
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How to disable horizontal scrolling with trackpad?

Two-finger vertical scroll on trackpad is amazing, but if some element on the page have horizontal scrollbar, vertical scrolling breaks: instead of smooth vertical scroll I have unexpected horizontal ...
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Is my MacBook Air's trackpad broken?

I have a 6 month old MacBook air. I use it for my online business at least a few hours a day and don't have a wireless mouse so I click the trackpad a lot. Lately it isn't always working when I light ...
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Switching “TrackpadMomentumScroll” on and of using a script

I'd like to switch the accessibility preference "Scroll with inertia" on and off for a Magic trackpad. The preference can be found in the accessibility preferences/Mouse and Trackpad/Trackpad ...