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One of the most common causes of this is a magic mouse turned on in your laptop bag or somewhere similar. Turning off bluetooth will ensure no remote button is being held down.


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I had the same problem when I started to use OS X. I installed this little utility, which lets you reverse the scrolling behavior only for the mouse: Scroll Reverser for Mac OS X


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I found some workaround that will at least spare you a reboot when problem arrives. It may be found here: https://discussions.apple.com/message/23705326#23705326 Shortly, type in terminal: sudo kextunload -b com.apple.iokit.BroadcomBluetoothHostControllerUSBTransport sudo kextload -b com.apple.iokit.BroadcomBluetoothHostControllerUSBTransport After doing ...


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It appears that this is integrated in the Karabiner app so it works out of the box without any custom XML (which are described above). You'll need the following settings: General > Don't remap Apple's pointing devices Pointing Device > Reverse scrolling direction > Reverse Vertical Scrolling Set the Enable Natural Scrolling setting in the Mouse/TrackPad ...


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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.


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In System Preferences under Trackpad then Point & Click, uncheck Look up.


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This was driving me crazy, too. It just started happening yesterday, but was dangerous as the cursor kept selecting everything--making selection rectangles especially on the desktop, opening programs I didn't want to open on the dock, and generally jumping around like a drunk rabbit. Searched forums, read about others saying this happened to them after ...


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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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Scrollreverser (free app) actually supports configuring the scrolling direction for each kind of device separately.


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There are really three, sort of, but they're not exactly as you described: Display sleep: The screen goes blank after a certain amount of time. You can wake up the screen by touching the trackpad or pressing a key. Sleep: In this state, the computer goes to sleep: the hard drive stops spinning and the CPU uses much less (almost no) power. This can be ...


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There is a workaround, and it is called Scroll Reverser. That screenshot says it all; you can invert scrolling per-axis and per-device.


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The graphics are telling you to turn on the Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad associated with the MacBook. Have you ever connected one of these devices to it? If you haven't, I have to wonder if the internal keyboard and trackpad are not connected somehow. What year is this MacBook? Is it still under warranty? Unless you can boot to recovery and reinstall OS ...


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Ok I can confirm that the keyboard and trackpad are stuck after sleep when I let VMWare Fusion running... If you have something similar that's running in background it could be the problem. To resolve it at the moment I pause all Virtual Machines and everything goes alright now. This is probably related to kernel modules installed by VMWare but I can't ...


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There have been several significant updates to Mavericks, so the first step would be to run software update and get the OS and any firmware updates installed. Next, you can troubleshoot the issue as follows: System log Look at the error messages relative to the blued daemon: grep blued /var/log/system.log (this is a command to type within Terminal). ...


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Thankfully, you can still disable the trackpad in OS X Lion. Open System Preferences, click on Universal Access, select Mouse & Trackpad and click on Trackpad Options... at the bottom. Tick the checkbox "Ignore built-in trackpad when mouse or wireless trackpad is present".


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You can also use Karabiner: <?xml version="1.0"?> <root> <devicevendordef> <vendorname>SOMEVENDOR</vendorname> <vendorid>0x1234</vendorid> </devicevendordef> <deviceproductdef> <productname>SOMEPRODUCT</productname> <productid>0x0001</productid> ...


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This is a known issue, and a fix is coming. Symptoms Apple is aware of rare circumstances where the built-in keyboard and Multi-Touch trackpad may become unresponsive on 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display (Late 2013) computers and is working on an update to resolve this behavior. Resolution If you experience this issue, reset ...


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BetterTouchTool is the answer! You can get it from here. It helps you configure all gestures globally or for a specific application. It also includes some special gestures not embedded by default on Mac OS. With gestures, I can scroll through tabs, reload page, close tab, go up and down. It works for the macbook trackpad, the Magic Mouse and the magic ...


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I believe I figured out the difference: Dragging: Double tap and hold to begin dragging. Release the mouse. Depending on the amount of time that has passed, moving the mouse will do one of the following: Brief delay: moving the mouse continues the dragging, essentially behaving the exact same way as drag lock. The cycle is then repeated once you release ...


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The trackpad getting stuck is also a well known symptom of a bulging battery in the MacBook Pros of this generation. I'm dealing with this issue myself and am very annoyed about it too, because this 2007 Santa Rosa MBP I paid for is essentially the most lemon computer I've ever owned (at least four other hardware failures besides this one).


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No Currently in Lion the preference for reverse scrolling sets the direction for both mice and trackpads. If you want to switch directions quickly you might look into Scrollreverser which puts the option in the menubar.


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Apple shows you how to create and add Custom Dictionaries to it's Dictionary Applications in the Dictionary Services Programming Guide It includes examples and a guide on the dictionary XHTML markup.


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Try using it in a native Apple application like Safari. I am suspecting that you are using Chrome, Opera, or some other application outside of the Apple ecosystem. If it doesn't work in Safari, then your you need to take it in for service straight away. If it does work, then you know that the hardware is good. What's left is that the 3rd party app ...


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This sometimes happens to me, where the 3-finger macro stops working. Seems like OSX just bugs out. My hotfix right now is to open the command line and run killall Dock. Seems to work fine for resetting it and getting it working again.


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In Trackpad System Preferences, set 'Swipe between pages' option to three fingers. Quick scroll to top and bottom seems to work, at least in Firefox.


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Here is the answer to your question: Go to System Preferences Select Accessibility Select Mouse & Trackpad Select Trackpad Options Select Enable dragging withoug Drag Lock


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BetterTouchTool does that, and lets you add application specific gestures as well! I don't think I could use a mac without it, at this point. I have my browser-tab-management and finder shortcuts mapped to multitouch gestures.


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Not so sure about the Magic Mouse, but for the trackpad there are a number of options. jitouch looks very customisable, but costs. BetterTouchTool works with the Magic Mouse. It gives you a PrefPane that lets you assign loads of gestures with loads of actions, including opening Apps. I'm sure it has capability to close windows as well. Hope this helps!


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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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In Lion, the trackpad double-click speed slider and a few other trackpad options have been moved to: System Preferences > Universal Access > Mouse & Trackpad > Trackpad Options.



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