My Macbook Pro 14" Trackpad is set up to right click with a 2-finger click. It has worked perfectly well until recently, and recently I am in a country with very dry weather. It works sometimes, like once in 6 clicks, and is super annoying.

If I do a Ctrl+Click the right click works, so I don't think its a software issue.

Could the dry weather and associated dry fingers result in this problem, or is it a Trackpad hardware issue?

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    They like a bit of moisture in the air, helps conductivity, but I've always found multi-finger gestures to be very hit & miss.
    – Tetsujin
    Mar 29, 2023 at 11:03

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The comment from @Tetsujin is right, today when I tested it immediately after washing my hands, the 2-finger right-clicks worked perfectly fine.

  • Ha.. That's quite surprising. Has the solution consistently resolved your issue or does it still happen from time to time?
    – Y. Gherbi
    May 22, 2023 at 21:50
  • i can't say for sure, because i only noticed that when I was in a country with extreme dry weather for 1 month. Now that I am back to my home country that is very humid (on the equator) I don't have the problem
    – cryanbhu
    May 24, 2023 at 17:01
  • It sounded unlikely to me, but I definitely wouldn't go try reproducing it if it's working for now, haha
    – Y. Gherbi
    May 28, 2023 at 2:27

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