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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Keyboard/touchpad no longer works in OS X. Works fine in Linux. 13" early 2015

I have a strange issue with my early 2015 13" Macbook pro. The keyboard and touchpad no longer works during boot or in OS X. I can't, for example, use the internal keyboard to boot from USB, but have ...
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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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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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My trackpad is collapsing in the front. Is it possible to reseat it?

I have a mid-2011 MacBook Pro that I've used exclusively as a desktop. My righthand uses a wireless trackpad while my lefthand uses the built-in trackpad (in between are two large monitors). About 2 ...
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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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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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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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Can cards with magnetic strips damage my MacBook?

Recently I pulled a debit card out of my wallet and set it on top of my MacBook trackpad. I noticed if I shuffled the card around the cursor would jump around the screen a bit and using the trackpad ...
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2015 13" MacBook Pro Trackpad and Keyboard stop working

Recently the keyboard and trackpad on my 2015 13" MacBook Pro have stopped working. This is the second laptop to do this, the same issue happened about 6 months ago and Apple gave me a new one when ...
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MacBook Pro Trackpad Suddenly Stopped Working Completely

The trackpad on my Macbook Pro of 2 years has suddenly stopped working out of blue. The trackpad doesn't move, respond to any gestures nor do any clicks work. This is really frustrating as I used ...
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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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My Macbook Pro (Early 2011) Keyboard and Touchpad are Unresponsive

So here's the situation. I have a Macbook Pro 8,1 (Early 2011, so non-Retina; this was just prior to that implementation, if I remember right) running El Capitan, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive. I've ...
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Jerky scrolling & switching desktops after some time

This has been happening for some time. I usually have the browser on one desktop and Sublime Text editor on another desktop and switch between them using four fingers on the trackpad. Some times, ...
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MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013) not recoginizing keyboard and trackpad

My girlfriend has a 13-inch Mid 2013 MacBook Air, OS X 10.9.5. Yesterday, the keyboard and the trackpad stopped working. I connected a USB keyboard which works. I believe it's a software problem ...
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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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MacBooks Trackpad some times doesn't work or works wrong

I have an early 2013 15" Retina MacBook Pro (running El Capitan 10.11.4). Sometimes, after logging in to the system, the trackpad doesn't respond to my touches or does wrong actions, like scrolling or ...
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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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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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How to enable touch on the bottom edge of the trackpad?

Apple disables an area along the bottom edge from responding to touch. How do we enable this area? (In Linux, with the synaptics driver, we can control the area that is responsive and set it to the ...
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Keyboard and Trackpad not working after login after spilling liquid

I accidentally spill some liquid on the keyboard of my MacBook Air. It wasn't too much and I turned off the computer right way. The computer works perfectly fine, but after I log in the keyboard and ...
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Retina MacBook Pro (non-Force touch) trackpad can't “click” as usual

I was working with my mid-2014 Retina MacBook Pro yesterday and everything was normal. Today, when I turned it on, I've noticed that trackpad is feeling a bit "weird". It's like, unless I forcefully ...
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How to disable accidental trackpad input in Yosemite?

The solution to this problem in previous versions of OS X was a checkbox in the trackpad preferences that said "ignore accidental trackpad input." That option is no longer there in Yosemite. Is it ...
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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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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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MacBook Pro 2013 keyboard and trackpad completely freeze

The problem Every once in while the keyboard and trackpad completely stop working and I have no way to affect the software. The mouse pointer is left frozen exactly where it was when the problem ...
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Changing trackpad scroll direction with AppleScript in Yosemite

I prefer "natural" scroll direction when using my MBAir trackpad, but "unnatural" when using the mouse. I frequently switch back and forth depending on where I'm working, so I've been using a bit of ...
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Software to draw on the trackpad

I am asking about a software to draw figures and diagrams using the trackpad. I am already aware of Inklet, which works only in conjunction with other software like photoshop. I need another free ...
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Left clicks sometimes do not register

I have noticed on several Macs like Mac Mini's and a MacBook Pro running OSX versions all the way up to El Capitan that left mouse or trackpad first time clicks sometimes don't register when clicking ...
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Why can't I left click on my Macbook Pro?

I have a Macbook Pro (Retina, Late 2012) running OS X El Capitan (10.11.13). What works: -Secondary click with two fingers -Feel/sound of trackpad click (no noticeable change in the feel of the ...
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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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When apple replaces the battery in a 15" MBP retina, do they replace the entire top portion of the case?

Apple's site says it is $199 to replace the battery. Do the techs replace the entire top portion of the case including the keyboard and trackpad? I've read a few things on the internet alluding ...
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Internal trackpad and keyboard not working on El Capitan

After some googling and asking around, I've not seen a similar description of what is happening to my MBP. I'm using a pretty new model (Early 2015 13" retina), and I have had no former problems with ...
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How to disable the MacBook trackpad click but keep the tap enabled?

I have a 3-year-old Mac and either the battery or something else is broken (does not matter because it's not worth fixing) and due to this the trackpad keeps getting stuck. Now my question is: can I ...
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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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Moving the cursor using the touchpad inserts “C”

This problem happens when I use Parallels (Windows) and Beyond Compare. When I move the mouse using the touchpad, it will automatically insert C in any place that can input characters. My OS X is ...
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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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My computer forgets trackpad tracking speed

My computer keeps on resetting the trackpad tracking speed. I will set the bar to full, then it will keep on resetting itself to default, after like half a minute. It is really frustrating, any help ...
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Is there anything (like iOS) that emulate force touch for older MacBook?

In iOS, there are tweaks (available through Cydia) that enables force touch features (such as menus) on older iPhones by touching and holding an item to emulate force touch. Are there any available ...
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Scrolling with two fingers doesn't work at the bottom of the trackpad

I have MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) with OS X El Capitan 10.11.3. If I put my index finger at the bottom of the trackpad and my middle finger closer to the center of the trackpad and try ...
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Separate mouse and trackpad settings with Karabiner

This post (which is upvoted 26 times as of this writing) suggests using Karabiner to set separate scroll settings for a USB mouse and the laptop trackpad. Karabiner seems to be a nice application, ...
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Right click support for trackpads in Windows 10?

Is right click supported for Macbook Pro trackpads with Bootcamp drivers for Windows 10? I am running Windows 10 Enterprise on a Mid-2012 13-inch MacBook Pro with Bootcamp 6.0 drivers which have been ...
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Accessing OS X built in dictionary lookup in Firefox

I am really frustrated that Firefox does not provide the three-finger-tap lookup operation is in built in OS X. What is baffling me is that it supports other gestures such as two finger swipes and ...
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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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Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2 are recognized as Mighty Mouse

Just got a new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad in the mail. I am running OS X El Capitan; plugged them in and everything was fine. However they are not recognized as "Magic" devices. ...
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Bluetooth not available - keyboard and touchpad unresponsive

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012) Yosemite 10.10.5 Hi, I have researched this problem without any luck. My problem is that my bluetooth becomes unavailable, and when this happens the keyboard ...
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Control haptic engine and force touch from terminal

Is there any way that I can create haptic feedback with the integrated force touch trackpad on my rMBP using a terminal command (preferably without AppleScript, but if that's the only way, then ...
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Connecting a keyboard and trackpad to iPad Pro

This might look like a weird question so let me explain properly first. I have built a special desk with a stand to hold an iPad Pro. My problem is that when the iPad is inside the stand, it is at a ...
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Is there a configuration for El Cap 'Find Your Cursor' to work for vertical shakes?

As one of the El Cap features, Apple touts: Find your cursor Rapidly shake your finger on the surface of your trackpad to increase the size of the pointer so it’s easy to spot. You can also ...
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Is the trackpad surface different on MacBook Air than the Pro?

Is the trackpad surface on a MacBook Air different than on a Pro? I found that the trackpad on my friend's 2012 MacBook Pro is much smoother than that of my 2013 MacBook Air. Is that normal or my has ...
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How to properly use drag and drop with MacBook Pro on OS X 10.7?

It seems extremely hard to be able to drag and drop files between two finder windows with a single move on the trackpad - as soon you reach the end of the trackpad you'll drop the files,… in the wrong ...