I've got a new M1 Pro MBP and I am struggling to get the trackpad into a usable state.

com.apple.trackpad.scaling on 0 or -1 don't have acceleration but they're way too slow. This wasn't the case on my Intel MBP where -1 was reasonably fast.

How can I disable trackpad acceleration on an 16" M1 Pro MBP running macOS 12.2 such that it roughly matches the experience on an Intel MBP?

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It is now possible to accomplish this with https://linearmouse.org/ 0.7

They have added per device settings, and this means you can change configuration for trackpad acceleration as well.


A solution I have found is CursorSense where you can simply disable acceleration with a checkbox to get what feels just like the trackpad on an Intel mac to me. (Acceleration of 0 with Sensitivity of 1904 is equivalent to this setting.)

The app is proprietary and paid (10$) unfortunately.


If you’re not sure which utility you want for this, go for a Setapp trial.

It has BTT which is my value and functionality gold standard for this sort of task. I prefer the new curve tbh, but I get some people want the old implementation and have very good reasons for not changing. The author offers a 45 day free trial as well if you’re only interested in using BTT to change the sensitivity of the trackpad.

  • What do you mean by 'new curve'? I don't want any curve whatsoever, I want a straight line.
    – Atemu
    Commented Mar 4, 2022 at 14:58
  • Does BTT even facilitate flattening the acceleration curve? It seems to be a utility for an entirely different purpose.
    – Atemu
    Commented Mar 4, 2022 at 15:05
  • Yes, I linked to the direct download page. You want to change what BTT calls sensitivity
    – bmike
    Commented Mar 4, 2022 at 18:59

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