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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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What is the difference between a tap and a click?

I can click on both my Magic Trackpad and my Magic Mouse but I can tap on neither, if my understanding is correct. On my Magic Mouse all I can do is click. Same with Magic Trackpad. What am I ...
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Is the trackpad in the Mac Air connected to the keyboard?

My wife spilled a little water on her Mac Air -- MD760ll/A which we got in August 2013 (just outside of any AppleCare warranty). At first it was completely dead, but I removed the back and battery ...
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iTunes disable command by trackpad

Since a few months, iTunes is listening to the track-pad fingers command previous and next (3 fingers swipe) even if it's not the active application (ie: has focus). This is extremely annoying when ...
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Trackpad Issues - Should I let them prevent me from upgrading to Yosemite?

My MacBook (Retina, Mid 2012) currently has issues with its trackpad based on water damage earlier in the year - from time to time, the mouse pointer flicks around uncontrollably (although at other ...
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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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Why is it that after moving my cursor around really fast for half a second, my cursor becomes huge?

If I move my cursor around really fast, half a second after I start moving it the cursor becomes huge. Why does it do that? Can I disable it somewhere in settings? Note: I noticed it works with a few ...
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3 finger swipe gesture while on guest user account

Firstly, I have the latest OS X installed (10.11.2) and when I log in to the Mac with my administration account everything regarding the trackpad gestures works smoothly. What impresses me is that ...
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Trackpad gesture to select text

Ok, it should be very easy one to figure out but I can't do it, so I'm asking experts. I want to know which one is accurate trackpad gesture for selecting text. Is it "three finger swipe right" or ...
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How to simulate 2-finger tap with keyboard modifier?

Chrome has introduced a new feature requiring a weird 2-finger tap gesture on a particular button. It's an awkward gesture and difficult to time it right. Is there any way to make ctrl-tap act as if ...
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Modify Trackpad Right click via command line without logout

Is it possible to toggle the the preference setting under Trackpad labeled Secondary Click without logging out and in, so that I can toggle two-finger right-click for the builtin trackpad? I found ...
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How can I turn off Bluetooth with only keyboard actions?

A trackpad in another room was interfering with my ability to use my laptop's native trackpad, such that I could not click on anything. I wanted to either turn off bluetooth or disconnect the ...
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How to disable built-in keyboard and trackpad?

after a recent drink spill on my MacBook, the keyboard is producing all sorts of random keystrokes and odd behavior such as holding spacebar, shift or arrow keys etc. Yes, I know this question has ...
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How does double-tap to drag work?

I'm using an image editing program, and I'm trying to do a large clone. This requires me to keep the mouse button down (virtually, this is on a trackpad) for a long period of time, and any mistake ...
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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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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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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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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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Switch wireless keyboard/trackpad while using iMac as external monitor [duplicate]

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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Keyboard/trackpad joint failure, resolved on TWO reboots

The keyboard and trackpad on my MacBook Pro stopped working suddenly. They went completely unresponsive. The power button did work, though, so I managed to reboot using it. Upon the FIRST reboot, the ...
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Is it possible to disable scrolling with 3 fingers?

Is it possible to maintain the 2-finger scrolling behaviour, and disable 3-finger scrolling? I use TotalSpaces 2 for the gestures, and having 3 fingers scroll things both horizontally and vertically ...