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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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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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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Highlighted text isn't replaced/deleted by initial keypress. How can I turn this off?

So when I'm working on writing something and I need to rephrase/delete something, usually I would highlight the entire thing with the mouse/trackpad, and then with one keypress the entire block of ...
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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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Intermittent trackpad functionality after sleep in Windows 7

I'm using a 15" Mac Book Pro Mid 2010, running Yosemite and Windows 7. I've reinstalled both OS X (Snow Leopord and up) and Windows 7 operating systems a few times over the years. But within the last ...
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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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2015 13" Retina MBP mouse / trackpad issue with right primary click

I'm a lefty, and when I have a mouse plugged in I change my mouse preferences so that the RH button is the primary clicking button. I often work with my computer in clamshell mode, and I just ...
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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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MacBook Pro 15" 2009 Trackpad gestures work, tracking doesn't

Received semi-dead unit. Clicking never worked, so turned tap to click. After some serious repair work (think "thermal paste"), now tracking does not work either. Gestures work. Tap to click works. ...
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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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Is it possible to do a “hard reset” on trackpad driver to solve erratic trackpad behaviour: clicks but no movement

I have a 13" MBP mid-2011 which has some trackpad issues. Every once in a while (can not replicate this reliably) the trackpad "freezes" after waking up. It will click (can select text or click ...
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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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Why do I sometimes have to tap three times to click?

I have a mid 2012 Macbook Pro with Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.2. I have enabled tap to click on the trackpad. Sometimes I have to lightly tap three times for it to register a click, it can happen in any ...
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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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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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How to “snap selection to word boundaries” with trackpad?

What I mean by this is that with a mouse, if you double click in the middle of a word (in any selectable piece of text) and then drag without releasing the second click, the word you double-clicked is ...
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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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Primary click works until you *touch* the trackpad

...then you can't left-click at all - mouse or trackpad, button or tap. This just started happening with my MacBook Pro (3,1) running Mavericks with all its updates (10.9.5). Had the computer for ...
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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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Macbook air builtin keyboard and trackpad not working

Since yesterday, my mac's keyboard and trackpad is not working. More precisely keyboard is working but with a long lag whilst trackpad is not working at all. This is when, I connect my laptop to a ...
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My cursor keeps freezing

I have a late-2009 MacBook running OS X Yosemite. Every so often my cursor freezes for 5+ seconds at a time. "Swiping" on the touch pad doesn't move the cursor, nor does the two-finger scroll work, ...
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Invert scrolling on mouse but keep natural scroll on touchpad (no app)

When I'm using the trackpad of my Macbook, I love the natural scrolling. However, when I use an external mouse I would like it to be "as it is on every device". Not scrolling in the wrong direction, ...
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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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Can you disable Trackpad gestures for specific applications?

I was wondering if I could disable trackpad gestures, such as the four finger swipes, for specific applications. i.e. I want to set custom shortcuts for games, like macro keys, instead of the default ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Macbook 2010 with OS X 10.9 - “Dangling Thumbs” issue while typing

I have a problem suddenly finding myself typing in a completely different part of a document. I'd like to see an option to disable the trackpad while typing, for a user-selected number of ms after a ...
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Cursor jumps around on Macbook Pro mid-2010, without trackpad installed

to solve my erratic cursor on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro, I brought my computer to the local apple store and had the trackpad completely uninstalled. Does anybody know what it means for the trackpad to ...
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Double tap -> drag and drop stopped working in Chrome when using Logitech mouse

OSX 10.9.4 Chrome Canary: Version 38.0.2086.3 canary (64-bit) Chrome Stable: Version 35.0.1916.153 Trackpad, magic trackpad work as they should. In Chrome I can double tap on text and ...