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.
System Preferences from the menu, and click on
Trackpad. (near the middle of the screen)
There should be a screen that looks like this: