I have the tap-to-click feature enabled on my Magic Trackpad and find that it works very well for the most pat. However, I think it tends to be a little too sensitive at times. Is there any secret adjustment for reducing the tapping sensitivity of the Magic Trackpad? I assume that the same setting will also apply to the built-in trackpad on MacBooks.

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Unfortunately the sensitivity of the tap-to-click feature on the trackpad may not be adjusted through the default system software at present. It may only be turned off altogether.

However if you download BetterTouchTool it will allow you to adjust tap sensitivity, among other things.

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    There does NOT seem to be a setting for single-finger taps in BTT, no?
    – alex gray
    Nov 11, 2015 at 0:41
  • I don't think this answer is correct. BTT cannot control the sensitivity settings for system gestures.
    – Christoph
    Sep 12, 2023 at 9:24

Not a complete answer Use BetterTouchTool. Under the Advanced Trackpad->Taps setting is an option to adjust the time and pressure sensitivity for three and four finger taps

  • How is your answer a complete answer? what we're looking for is how to adjust single (the most frequently used) tap. Your answer doesn't provide that information. Nov 4, 2017 at 9:55

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