I have a 3-year-old Mac and either the battery or something else is broken (does not matter because it's not worth fixing) and due to this the trackpad keeps getting stuck.

Now my question is: can I disable the MacBook trackpad click function but keep tap enabled? This is so that I can still use the mac even though the trackpad is stuck.

  • Isn't this what tap-to-click is for? You tap the trackpad (not pressing hard enough to click) and the system registers it as a click.
    – Cajunluke
    Sep 22, 2012 at 5:46
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    no because when the click is stuck I cannot tap click anymore
    – chriswede
    Sep 22, 2012 at 9:37
  • Is there a separate trackpad button or is it the glass multitouch trackpad?
    – Cajunluke
    Sep 22, 2012 at 15:32
  • it is the multitouch trackpad -mac book pro 2009
    – chriswede
    Sep 22, 2012 at 22:33
  • BetterTouchTool might have a way to do this.
    – Emil
    Feb 7, 2013 at 21:19

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Unfortunately, there is no way to do that using vanilla Mac OS X. The trackpad allows to use tap function with click. It doesn't allow to use the tap exclusively.

However, there may be third-party software/kexts that allow to do that.


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