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


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


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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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I had the same problem when I started to use OS X. I installed this little utility: Sroll Reverser for Mac OS X You can set to reverse the scrolling behavior only for the mouse.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I have both the Magic Trackpad and the Magic Mouse, and IMO the trackpad works really well for browsing, navigating in the general system, and is a very natural way to interact with the computer. That being said, it is not precise enough to be used when you need to do photo/video editing, and in those rare occasions I use the mouse. I also do programming, ...


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The best way to do this is with one of the more obscure settings in BetterTouchTool It works like this: A three fingered right swipe brings up the application switcher. Lift one finger to covert it into a two finger swipe and slide to whichever application you want. It becomes an incredible natural and fluid gesture The beauty of the gesture is that it ...


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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 is free and also works on 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. ...


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Yep! You double-tap and lift off to select the word. Then double-tap the selected word and start dragging immediately keeping your finger down. It's actually kind of tricky to get to work without dragging the word but once you get it a couple of times it gets easier. Here's an explanation on how to do it also from macworld.com, same as above: To ...


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Go to System Preferences > Universal Access > Mouse & Trackpad > Trackpad Options… and enable Drag Lock.


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Your trackpad is definitely dead. It needs a replacement. The dead line means that it is slowly dying. I have had these things. Probably your connector is getting old. But mine got burnt up because the hotel I was staying in did not have proper grounding in their mains supply. This meant that current was flowing from the metal parts and trackpad (it is ...


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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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You can drag the screens into the arrangement you wish in the Displays Control Panel, just click, hold, drag. The screen you are moving will show a red surround on both the panel & the display itself, so you know which is which.


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Actually it can only discern between one narrow touch moving and one wider touch. It's not tracking multiple points - just calculating the area of touch and the single general motion. Some other questions here might help explain this better: Are non-unibody MacBook Pros capable of Lion's 3 and 4 finger multi-touch gestures? MacBook multi-touch ...


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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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From this: For years, Mac OS X has had a great shortcut for getting a quick definition of a word: Simply hover the cursor over the word, and press the keyboard shortcut Command-Control-D to bring up a little Dictionary popup. This still works in Lion, but it’s now much more fully featured and also has a great new way to access it. Your looking for ...



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