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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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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Disabling the trackpad from the command line

How can I disable the trackpad (without restarting my computer) from the command-line on OS X Mavericks?
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How do I get the trackpad (force touch) to recognise a click right after a scroll?

I use CAD software and a really common action is to zoom out (two finger scroll) followed by a click and drag to pan around the document. On the new MBR pro with force touch trackpad I'm finding that ...
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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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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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A single click on my trackpad occasionally acts like a double click

I have a Macbook Pro and when I click with the trackpad, it will occasionally act like a double click. This happens whether I physically click the trackpad or if I just do a tap to click. I have tried ...
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MacBook keys built in keyboard and trackpad unresponsive on 10.10.4

For about three weeks now, my MacBook Pro, late 2012, 13 inch's keyboard and trackpad have been unresponsive. Specifically, the keys, going from ~ to = and down to z (so every letter, number and ...
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MacBook Air boots to strange screen showing Magic Mouse and TrackPad

I left the MacBook to be idle for a while and its keyboard and trackpad became non-responsive. I shut it down and restart 3 times (using the power button), and the MacBook now goes to a strange start ...
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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 ...
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Internal keyboard + touchpad stopped working, on Macbook air 'early 2014', Yosemite 10.10.2

my internal keyboard and touchpad - stopped working a few days ago. When it first happened - I made the macbook sleep-wake-up several times - and it came back to normal. External keyboard+touchpad - ...
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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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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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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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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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Trackpad gesture that minimizes all windows?

This has been driving me nuts for close to a year. I hope someone can tell me what triggers it. I've searched many times over several months and have never found any mention of it. I use an MBP ...
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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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Any way to make swipe up and down work consecutively?

In Mountain Lion I could swipe up with three fingers to see all windows and then swipe down without lifting my fingers to go back to the normal screen. From Mavericks, that does not work. I have to ...
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I can't stop highlighting with trackpad

Every time I move the cursor using the trackpad it highlights. How do I turn this off? Using Mac 10.9.3. This is literally the most annoying thing ever.
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Auto-center mouse cursor on specific display, based on used trackpad

I have a MacBook connected to an external display + external keyboard and magic trackpad. Because the laptop is placed on the table, while multitasking between the two displays (internal and ...
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Apple Force Touch - How do I make it feel like the old tap-to-click?

I just purchased a new Macbook Pro with Force Touch. I’m used to the old tap-to-click feature. Force Touch does not feel the same – it requires a much harder press even with “Click” sensitivity set ...
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How to separate “mouse” and “trackpad” settings?

In System Preferences > Mouse there's a setting "Scroll direction: natural", which I don't like, so I unset. The problem is that this also unsets the setting for Trackpad, which I do like. How can ...
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OS X 10.9 Mavericks subtle two-finger scrolling changes (on touchpad)

I am still unsure whether this is dependent on, or even related to, the "Responsive Scrolling" feature rolled out in Mavericks. Responsive Scrolling is intended to provide smoothness of scroll by ...
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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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Macbook 13" retina trackpad stuck

My trackpad is stuck in the downer position, it doesn't "click up" again. I can still use my trackpad for tapping and it functions just like before but I cant click it so it goes down, it is stuck ...
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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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Trackpad tap to click malfunction

I have been having issues with my trackpad lately and I believe that I have a broken trackpad sensor, but I thought I would ask here to see if it was something to do with the software instead of the ...
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MBA mid 2013 trackpad not clicking

Should the top part of MBA mid 2013 (MD711) trackpad click? I recently noticed that mine doesn't. I don't know if it's an issue just with mine.
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PowerBook G4 (No Intel) running OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger) doesn't react to clicks from the touchpad or mouse …

My PowerBook G4 (without Intel) running OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger) doesn't react to clicks from the touchpad or mouse ... any ideas why? and what to do? Is it a Software or Hardware issue? Don't have a OS X ...
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Right click, text selection and window drag stops working

I have MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015). Since yesterday I have been unable to drag windows, select text, or use the right corner click to open the context menu using the built in trackpad. ...
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Built-In Trackpad and Keyboard Unresponsive after Sleep or Restart

I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2008) that's currently running 10.7.3. I've been finding that it will intermittently freeze and then I have to shut down and restart the computer, but sometimes ...
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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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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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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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Trackpad suddenly stops working

I got a new MacBook Pro 13' Retina Mid 2014 with OSX Mavericks installed. A couple of days after updating to OSX Yosemite 10.10.3, I noticed how the trackpad stopped working after I left the ...
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Disable Trackpad Gestures on external display

13" mid-2012 MBP OS X 10.9.5 Hey guys, I've had a quick look and couldn't find anything specific to my issue. I'm running a Video DJ Software that pops up its own video screen, and (when connected ...
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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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Trackpad Gestures - Three-finger swipe unresponsive until I use two-finger scroll (OS X Lion)

Sometime within the last week or so, I noticed this really weird glitch with my trackpad. I have always used the three-finger swipe to navigate forwards and backwards on web browsers, between tabs in ...
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MacBook pro 2010's - software issue -Some issue means keyboard and trackpad completely useless

My MacBook pro 2010 keyboard and trackpad do not work. The trackpad when clicked only brings up the options as if you were holding down ctrl and clicking. The numbers occasionally work, spaces are ...
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Highlighted text isn't replaced or deleted by initial keypress. How can I turn this off?

When I was working on writing something, and I need to rephrase or delete something. Usually I would highlight the entire thing with the mouse/trackpad, and then with one key press, the entire block ...
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Three-finger trackpad gesture on Mission Control and Expose not working in my Mac Pro

The trackpad gesture to call Mission Control or Expose with three-fingers does sometimes not work for some reasons. It works when I use four-fingers, and it functions as usual whenever I open my ...
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Powered USB hub sometimes locks up Macbook Pro on being plugged in

I have a Plugable 7-port powered USB 3.0 hub. I use it to connect my external hard drives (I have three) to my Macbook Pro (that has only 2 USB 3.0 ports). Sometimes, when I plug the hub into my ...
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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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MacBook Pro trackpad click

I am new to the MacBook Pro laptop. Why does the trackpad have to be pressed down to register a click, rather than just touching on the pad? Is there a way to change this? Please advise because it is ...
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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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Two-finger scrolling stops working after a while

I am running into a strange problem. After a few minutes of using Chrome or Firefox, two finger scrolling on my trackpad stops working on these applications. Every time I restart these applications ...
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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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Disable three finger drag on Xcode

I want to use the three finger vertical swipe to switch between header and implementation files on Xcode, but this stops working when I have three finger drag enabled in system preferences. I've ...
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Why do I have to double click right mouse button to get the pop-up menu

It happens after I get a new macbook for work. This is a Macbook Pro(Retina, 2012) with OS X Yosemite. I created a new user, and checked 'click or tap with two fingers' for the 'Secondary click'. ...
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How to disable the Trackpad zoom in Chrome or TextEdit

In Chrome or Textedit I always accidently end up zooming with the build-in trackpad on MBA with Mountain Lion. How do I disable the trackpad function for zooming in application specific. Looking into ...
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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 ...