I am new to the MacBook Pro laptop. Why does the trackpad have to be pressed down to register a click, rather than just touching on the pad? Is there a way to change this? Please advise because it is very irritating to have to press hard on the trackpad.


You can enable "Tap-To-Click" in the System Preferences.

Go to System Preferences from the  menu, and click on Trackpad. (near the middle of the screen)

There should be a screen that looks like this:

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