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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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.


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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


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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.


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The bootcamp FAQ is helpful for these sorts of questions http://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/ http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4273


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(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, ...


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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 ...


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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, ...


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I don't think the magic trackpad (or the magic mouse) have a "discovery mode." Just make sure the bluetooth on the Mac it was previously paired to is off, then go about connecting it to the new Mac as normal. Apple's support page on this


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When a reboot didn't fix this, I went to System Preferences > Trackpad > More Gestures and changed Mission Control to Swipe up with three fingers and App Exposé to Swipe down with three fingers. Those gestures now worked with 3 fingers. Then I changed it back to Swipe up/down with four fingers on both and they started working again using the four-finger ...


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If resetting the necessary prefs does not help but the Magic Trackpad is still connected, this is a beautiful alternative: BetterTouchTool In fact, this is much more fun since it makes the Magic Trackpad so powerful. http://www.boastr.de/


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Hardware limitations. Note that Mountain Lion's supported models are for at least partially multitouch-capable trackpads; ML doesn't require you to use, say, a 4-finger swipe. I haven't used any of my Magic Trackpads with 10.8 yet, but it should be fine.


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Get a rubber mat for it to stand on, or as Faiz mentioned in a comment, use small amounts of tape to make it stick to your desk. The rubber contacts on most Apple products can become a bit slippery after use. I personally just rub off any dirt that has collected over time with my thumb, and it's back to normal – slip-free. Something like these Anti Slip ...


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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 ...


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Your trackpad preference page is an earlier version than 10.8. I think 10.7 or before, so this is likely a software issue** The 10.8 page has changed a lot compared to your screenshot. In the lower left it should say trackpad battery level and have battery icon with percentage. Having had some bluetooth problems in the past it should give you a battery ...


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It's possible that the kernel extension for the trackpad isn't loading properly. Try these steps and see what happens. Open Terminal and type kextstat | grep AppleBluetoothMultitouch and hit enter. If nothing along the lines of 69 0 0x19d2000 0x3000 0x2000 com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch (160.7) <68 64 30 4 3> shows up, then ...


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This started happening to me on my early-2013 MacBook Pro since I upgraded to Mavericks. It happens both and with and without the Magic Trackpad. Based on the note at the end of Andrew's answer, I ran killall Dock from a Terminal window and the gestures started working again. This blog post has more information about the issue and there is an Alfred ...


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I discovered that a small pile of computer screws near mine were somehow interfering. Removing the metal from the vicinity of the trackpad fixed the glitches. This page also recommends giving the trackpad a physical click to wake it up: http://www.trackpadmagic.com/magic-trackpad/help/slow-mouse-pointer


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Did you unpair by going to System Preferences... -> Trackpad -> Set Up Bluetooth Trackpad... Then select the trackpad and choose Unpair This is different to just removing it from the list of Bluetooth devices. You will then be able to pair it again properly.


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Turns out it was USB Overdrive. Running 3.1 still causes issues with Lion. When Overdrive is installed it only sees the trackpad as a mouse. I uninstalled USB Overdrive and Lion detected it after reboot with no trouble at all. This link was quite helpful as well.


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Yes. But sort of hidden. If you reach under the trackpad, the feet on the bottom front act as a single button when pressed. If you justs press the entire trackpad down on a hard surface to activate these buttons on the bottom. But, if you are holding the trackpad in the air, squeezing one of the bottom feet directly will also work.


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No. No way I can find without a third party-app, anyway. I tried changing the function that is mapped by default to three-fingers-down (App Expose) to see if it would 'free it up' for mission control, but no dice. I'm finding a lot of things like that (reversed scrolling!!!) less comfortable/intuitive, but trying where I can to just get used to them, as I ...


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I dont have a Magic Trackpad, but on my Magic Mouse its the same gesture that is used for forward and back in Safari. In the mouse its swipe two fingers to the left and right, so if the Trackpad is just like that of a macbook, Im 99% sure its swipe three fingers to the right or left. Hope it Helps! Kevin



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