When I try to create a signature, Camera and iPhone are available to create a signature, but the Trackpad button is not active.

Greyed out trackpad button

How can I get my trackpad to work as a caputure device?

  • Preview Version 11.0 (1044.2)
    – Mrziiz
    Aug 24, 2023 at 17:34
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    tbh, I'd just use the camera - at least it will look like your actual signature. The others rarely do.
    – Tetsujin
    Aug 24, 2023 at 17:47
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    Welcome to Ask Different :) Are you using a MacBook? Do you have a Trackpad connected to your Mac?
    – Nimesh Neema
    Aug 24, 2023 at 19:05
  • I cannot replicate the issue. You are maybe using a BT trackpad which isn't connected with you Mac. ;) Also, did you really take this screenshot? From the two buttons at the top-right of the picture, it seems to be taken from Google or some other search engine.
    – Thinkr
    Aug 25, 2023 at 9:43

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I had this problem with the native trackpad. I force quitted preview and after re-opening a document in preview it started working again. I hope this works for you or anyone else encountering the problem.

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