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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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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Magic Trackpad stuck battery

I have a Magic Trackpad that sat unused in a work drawer for a few months. Like a total noob, I neglected to remove the batteries. I recently reconfigured my workspace and decided to start using ...
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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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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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Is there a way to change 3 finger drag to 4 finger drag

Is there a way of using third party software like Better Touch Tool to configure a 4 finger dragging gesture? I want to reserve 3 finger gestures for many other actions.
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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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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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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 “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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Serious issues with multiple Retina MacBook Pro trackpads [closed]

Just encountered the issue for the first time on my six month old 13" MacBook Pro Retina (mid-2014). The issue also exists on another 13" rMBP (late-2013). Used QuickTime with FingerMgmt to record ...
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Retina 13" Macbook Pro has jumpy trackpad when used in clamshell mode

I've verified this behavior on two separate machines. Both are late 2013 MBP13s running Mavericks. When the computer is used in clamshell mode (with an external magic trackpad), it randomly registers ...
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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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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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Disable scroll-induced antialiasing in Preview and other PDF applications

Scrolling (with two fingers on the trackpad) in Preview.app (and TeXShop.app) annoyingly blurs PDF text and I would like to disable the over-compensating anti-aliasing. I like the anti-aliasing while ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Magic trackpad keeps returning to 'Slow' in tracking speed [closed]

Apple's trackpad keeps returning to Slow as it's tracking speed. I have tried everything to correct this problem. What could be causing this behaviour?
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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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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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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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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 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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Physical keyboard & trackpad stop working on dis/connect of external thunderbolt display

I have a Macbook Pro (Retina, 13", Late 2013) running Lion 10.9.4, that I use with an external thunderbolt display, a bluetooth trackpad, and a USB keyboard -- both of which are connected through the ...
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How do I re-enable double tap to highlight on my trackpad?

I recently did a fresh install of 10.8. Prior to this install, I could rapidly tap twice on my touchpad and, on the second tap, drag the pointer to highlight text. Now, with this new install, 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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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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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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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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Swipe between pages doesn't work and unable two fingers scrolling up/down

Since this morning, the "swipe between pages" functionality doesn't work anymore on my computer! Web-browser specific description of the problem Google Chrome When I try to swipe between pages on ...
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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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Is it possible to reassign the “Pinch with thumb and three fingers” gesture to activate Dashboard instead of Launchpad?

I don't really have a use for Launchpad, but the gesture to me makes sense for Dashboard. I experimented a little with BetterTouchTool, but it doesn't have the gesture available, and I'm not sure it ...
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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 ...