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You can use your thumb to click on the lower part of the track and the index finger to move. As long as you keep the trackpad pressed with the thumb you can release the index finger.
Click and Drag Press the physical button, then drag. While the button is depressed, you can reposition your "dragging" finger without letting go of what you're dragging. One-Finger Tap & Drag With Dragging enabled, tap the trackpad twice and start dragging on the second tap (instead of lifting your finger from the trackpad). There is a short delay ...
(I took the Magic Trackpad for example, but it applies to Apple Bluetooth keyboard and Magic Mouse as well) When you start a Magic Trackpad, it announces itself over bluetooth : If a Mac "hear" it and is paired with it, they connect each other and you can't use the Magic Trackpad with another Mac. If no previously paired Mac are near the Magic Trackpad, ...
Regarding the Magic Mouse you can kick it into discovery mode by holding down the mouse button, switch the mouse on, keep on holding the mouse button until the green light starts blinking!
I just did this. You put your trackpad or keyboard into discovery mode by holding the power key until the green light is blinking. The mac mini recognizes the trackpad almost immediately, and then walks you through the process of connecting your keyboard. Keyboard does not need to be in discovery mode, only needs to be powered on. Took 2 min, very simple....
Yes, it has two physical buttons on the edge lacking the battery tray. The two rubber feet on the bottom-front of the trackpad press against internal switches. For these to activate, you have to use it on a hard surface. The software tap-to-click that senses your finger pad deforming as it taps the immovable glass surface also will trigger a tap ...
No, it can only be paired to one computer at at time according to Magic Trackpad Manual. You would need to un pair and then re pair it to another computer in order to use it on both computers. Here's the extract from the manual: After you pair your Apple Magic Trackpad with a Mac, you can pair it again with a different Mac. To do this, you first remove ...
After digging in the aforementioned Apple discussion, I discovered at one point that an Apple technician recommended to one of the participants that they should remove their com.apple.Bluetooth property list. I did so: $ sudo rm /Library/Preferences/com.apple.Bluetooth.plist and rebooted. When the reboot was complete, Wi-Fi was working flawlessly with ...
I've found the trackpad to be great for general purpose use (particularly the 3-finger swipe-to-drag gesture and the wonderful inertial scrolling) but I've found it too inaccurate for GUI development work. When I'm laying out screens for software development, or creating graphics for said software, it's too awkward to exactly position things with. I ...
Using BetterTouchTool on the Mac host machine,use a application specific rule for the VirtualBox VM to map the swipe gesture to keyboard shortcuts to change desktops. To tie the rule to the VM and not the prefs app, issue ln -s /Applications/VirtualBox.app/Contents/Resources/VirtualBoxVM.app ~/Desktop/VBVM.app, to create an alias to the VM's app bundle on ...
sudo defaults write com.apple.MultitouchSupport ForceAutoOrientation YES did the trick for me on 10.9.5 (required a reboot). I haven't tried defaults write com.apple.trackpad.orientation TrackpadOrientationMode 1. Possibly the two methods are interacting strangely with each other?
I had the same problem and FINALLY found a workable solution. Run this in your terminal. After this you just need to manually connect to your bluetooth audio system. sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.Bluetooth.plist DontPageAudioDevices 1
The only thing you wont be able to use, are the Multi-Touch Gestures.
Yes, this works. I have a Magic Trackpad and a Logitech MX Revolution (wireless, through a USB dongle) connected to my Mac at the same time and change between them at will. Have never had any problems with this setup - I even use it both at home and at work.
Our friends over at SuperUser have an answer for us: Here are two utilities that will allow you to customize gestures on the Magic Mouse, including adding middle click: MagicPrefs Better Touch Tool
My issue was that my Magic Mouse was discoverable through the Bluetooth Preferences pane, but when I clicked 'Pair', it couldn't connect. After an hour, I found a resolution that worked: Turn off the Magic Mouse Open the Bluetooth Preferences Delete your mouse's profile Be sure the Bluetooth Prefs pane is searching (indicated by the spinner) Hold the mouse ...
According to this article, resetting the System Management Controller might to the trick. Here's how to Reset the SMC on Apple's support site.
The Magic Trackpad is very similar to the trackpad found on newer Apple MacBooks. It is suitable for most kinds of work. Though it is capable of completely replacing a mouse in function, it is much less adequate, and perhaps even irritating, to use with image editing programs such as Aperture. The wrist motion is in large the same.
Generally, Stack Exchange network avoids talking about future products, but since Lion is going to be released very soon (according to a lot of sources), and having the GM installed on a computer next to me, I'd say that a multi-touch surface like the Trackpad or the Magic Mouse does add a lot of interesting possibilities to the UI. If you're a regular OS ...
All bluetooth connections to Mac OS X are lightly encrypted by default as part of the pairing process. Unless someone is bringing an intentional effort (e.g. technical knowledge and specialized hardware) to bear, your keyboard and data connections are more secure than a good WiFi network. Cracking encrypted bluetooth is not easy unless you can access the ...
The bootcamp FAQ is helpful for these sorts of questions http://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/ http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4273
You can use defaults to edit property lists. But Magic Trackpads and laptop trackpads have different settings, and they are stored in different places in different versions of OS X. Here's some commands from the .osx file by @MathiasBynens: # Trackpad: enable tap to click for this user and for the login screen defaults write com.apple.driver....
Unfortunately the sensitivity of the tap-to-click feature on the trackpad may not be adjusted through the default system software at present. It may only be turned off altogether. However if you download BetterTouchTool it will allow you to adjust tap sensitivity, among other things.
Do you have checked this in the SystemPreferences -> Trackpad? That's mean, than when you do a full-click on the right(left) bottom corner thats mean right-click. For the disable, simple uncheck.
EDIT: Summary of my answer: It does not perform very well as a replacement for a mouse. Ymmv I guess. I got into the hype as well, bought it, and eventually put it back into its box and considering selling it on eBay. I'm not wholly disappointed with it, but on 27 inch iMac, I found it to be significantly slower for pretty much any kind of operations, ...
Turns out it was a hardware issue. Got a replacement from Apple, and it works fine!
According to this answer, Magic Track Pads can be paired with multiple devices, just not, as you stated, at the same time. As long as the track pad is not connected with another device, it will be pairable with an additional one. The trick is to make sure that it's not connected to the other device, since it will connect with the first paired device it sees....
I don't use storyboards in my development workflow, but my experience with the Magic Trackpad has been vastly superior too my experience with the Magic Mouse. Lion's gestures were designed for the trackpad, so it's pretty much a win-win there.
The middle click to close tab functionality isn't really a common OS X UI pattern. The standard keyboard shortcut for closing a tab is command ⌘W (which will also close non-tabbed windows, or windows with only one open tab). If you really want a Magic Trackpad gesture for closing tabs, you could use BetterTouchTool to map a gesture to ⌘W, but it would still ...
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