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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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 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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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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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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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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Trackpad (+ spotlight) semi-unresponsive, Mavericks on a 2010 MBP

Ever since I upgraded my 2010 Macbook Pro from Mountain Lion to Mavericks, an issue has been occuring at seemingly random moments. Without warning, my trackpad will no longer allow me to click or use ...
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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 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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Selecting a minimized window in Expose via the trackpad two finger swipe gesture

Normally when you invoke expose, you can use the trackpad's two finger swipe gestures (up, down, left, and right) to highlight a window so that it has a blue border around it. You can then select the ...
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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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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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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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Weird MacBook track pad issue

I just decided to dig out an old white mac book I have sitting around to poke around with. I'm fairly certain it is a lost cause, but I thought I'd see if anyone has any ideas. So I can move the ...
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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 to keep MacBooks keyboard and trackpad functionality when using Windows on Bootcamp?

Before installing Windows 7, I used to work with Mac OS X on my MacBook Pro. After the installation I noticed that the functionality of the keyboard and trackpad changed. I really want to keep using ...
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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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Non-smooth scrolling pdf with trackpad in Preview with 10.8

Finally upgraded to Mountain Lion and I am noticing an annoying behavior in Preview. When I two-finger scroll too quickly with my 2009 MBP trackpad, the scrolling is jerky and can skip many pages in a ...
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iMac 10.6.8 pointing fail with Bluetooth enabled

10.6 Aluminum iMac w/wireless keyboard and trackpad. Working fine long-term, no recent change to the h/w or system software. All of a sudden pointing started operating as if permanently in ...
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Mouse sticks only when dropping with drag and drop.

I'm having a problem with dragging and dropping on my Mac. The icon is picked up, but it doesn't let go most of the time; it's almost as though I've still got the button down. Please note: this only ...
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Macbook Air's trackpad on trains

Is there any known issue with using a laptop's trackpad while on a moving train, i.e. is the EM field expected to interfere? I ask because often when I use my Apple Macbook Air 1.1 (Early 2008) ...
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Unresponsive Trackpad Click After Battery Depletion

I had a very odd situation happen with my machine at the weekend and wondered if anyone could shed some light on it. I have an early 2013 Retina MacBook Pro and I was watching a DVD on it using the ...
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How to enable Three Finger Drag from command line

I'm trying to write a shell script that will automatically set the trackpad to use the three-finger-drag option that you can find in the system preferences. I've tried a number of different things, ...
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Three-finger swipe between pages unresponsive

After upgrading to Mountain Lion I'm sometimes having to two-finger scroll up or down at least once before I can three-finger swipe between pages. It's as if I have to "re-activate" the gesture every ...
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Two-way scroll on magic trackpad on Windows 7

Using the bootcamp drivers, I am able to use an Apple Magic Trackpad on my PC running Windows 7. Everything seems to work fine. When I'm in Google Chrome (and other applications), I can use the ...
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MBA trackpad and keyb not working on Windows 8.1

Listen to this one folks... I have a mid-2013 MBA and thought a few months back that I'd give the new Windows a shot, so I bootcamp'd Windows 8.1 PREVIEW. Since the final 8.1 is upon us and the ...
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How do I reduce the 3-finger-drag grace-period?

I'm using a Trackpad and I like using the 3-finger-drag gesture. It has this handy feature where it keeps the "mouse-button" down for a short grace-period when you release so that you can re-touch ...
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Keyboard-trackpad combos for Mac, where the trackpad lies underneath the keyboard.

I am currently looking for a keyboard-trackpad combo for the Mac where the trackpad lies underneath beneath the keyboard (i.e. just like they would be on a Macbook; in fact the reason why I'm looking ...
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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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Trackpad not working on Macbook pro 2009 running Windows 8

I have a MacBook Pro 17" early 2009 running Snow Leopard, I've recently upgraded Windows 7 running on the bootcamp partition to Windows 8. All works fine apart from the trackpad. Bootcamp 3.1 is ...
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Can Magic Trackpad tap to click be made to work inside Steam games?

I am notice some games using Apple Magic Trackpad do not respect tap to click as opposed to the physical button click. I run OS X 10.8.4 and specifically Endless Space running on Steam fails to ...
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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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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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Rightmost strip of trackpad unresponsive in Mavericks

I updated to Mavericks last week on my MBP, and now the rightmost half-inch or so of my trackpad is semi-unresponsive. For instance, if I start at the far right edge of the pad and swipe toward the ...
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Magic trackpad keeps returning to 'Slow' in tracking speed

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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Two-fingered right click on iBook G4 OS X Tiger PPC

I have a PPC iBook G4 and really would like to be able to have the two-fingered click to secondary-click functionality. I did a lot of googling, but nothing really came up, mostly stuff for other ...
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osx 10.8 horizontal scrolling in application using trackpad

In some OSX applications I can only vertical scroll, how can I horizontal scroll? is there an app? Hot Key? I can manually scroll left and right using the scroll bar but I want to do this with the ...
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Trackpad, mouse will not click. Command+Tab switcher is invisible

I've had this issue come up about four times now on my 15" retina Macbook Pro, running Mac OS X 10.8.4. The trackpad will no longer click — neither right nor left click works. Regardless of whether I ...
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How do I ignore accidental trackpad input on MBP with Windows?

I have a MacBook Pro running Windows 7 and the mouse pointer keeps jumping when I type because of my palm resting on the trackpad. The ignore accidental input option is checked in the Boot Camp ...
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Can the Chinese trackpad handwriting input method be used with a graphics tablet?

On Macs with a multitouch trackpad, I'm told that from the Input Sources options you can select the option to draw Chinese and Japanese characters. I have a Mac Mini, and a Wacom multitouch graphics ...
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Sudden failure of trackpad to function without 'tap to click' set

This is an odd problem to have. I use 'tap to click' usually. This continues to work as it always had. I went to install Mountain Lion, fresh install. This meant I needed to be in the Recovery Mode. ...
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Why does my cursor on Mac OS X get “stuck” sometimes?

In Mac OS X, sometimes when the cursor should change to a text cursor or hand cursor, it is still displayed as an arrow cursor. This gets annoying sometimes because although it still works, it makes ...
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Why doesn't trackpad work in Preview or TextEdit?

I open a PDF document. It's a document I've created. I have my trackpad set on "tap to click" from the trackpad system preferences. Right now the tap with one finger doesn't work when I have the ...
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Macbook Pro 13 mouse freezes after wake up

I have a Macbook Pro 13" bought in December which means it is the latest available version. (MacBookPro8,1 , 2,4 Ghz Intel Core i5, 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3, Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB) I have problems ...
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Unknown Menu poping up

I'm very new to Lion and I somehow managed to make a special menu appear when I was holding my fingers on the trackpad (like a long click). It's round and I have never ever seen it before. I was ...
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Enable multi touch feature in windows7

I've installed a windows7 with BootCamp 3.2 64-bit on my macbook pro but multi touch feature is not enables in trackpad and magic mouse. Is it possible to enable features like zoom, or moving ...