I'm experiencing the problems described here, basically the trackpad has spurts of spurious input, but the problems are fairly intermittent. I've kept the system usable by deactivating many non-critical gestures, like zooming, three finger drag, etc.

Are there any visualization or tuning tools for the Mac Book Air's trackpad? It'd be useful to simply get a graphical record of the trackpad's input over a period when it was miss-behaving.

Are there any such tools under Linux if not under Mac OS X?

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To be able to see what your trackpad "sees", you can use FingerMgmt.

As for your problem, do you have tap-to-click on? If so, does turning it off solve the problem?

  • I'm trying that now since finding the thread I linked. An Apple tech suggested switching hands and resting one on one side of the case, suggested there is a ground connecter there that occasionally comes loose. Thanks! Apr 25, 2012 at 18:30
  • Interestingly, FingerMgmt has ocasional crashes when running under the Trackpad, but not under Magic Mouse. If it's actually related, maybe that'll give some information. Thanks again! Apr 25, 2012 at 20:35

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