Questions tagged [magic-trackpad]

a multi-touch trackpad developed and sold by Apple Inc. It is similar to the trackpads found in the current MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs, but much larger

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Turning the Magic trackpad off from the terminal

Is there a way to turn off the Apple Magic Trackpad from the terminal? I am not looking for a way to pair the Magic Trackpad with a Mac computer.
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Swipe between Spaces/full-screen apps: Uniform gestures for Multi-Touch Trackpad and Magic Mouse

I often run macOS apps in system provided full-screen mode. I switch between using an Apple Magic Mouse and MacBook's Multi-Touch Trackpad. To switch between Spaces/full-screen apps, System ...
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Is there a KM-switch that can handle Magic Trackpad 2 in wired mode?

I have a couple of Macs that I want to use with a single keyboard/trackpad. One of these is a 2019 iMac. The other two are Mac minis. The iMac is connected to a second monitor (Thunderbolt to ...
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Connect Magic Trackpad 2 without cable?

I have a brand new MacBook Pro and Magic Trackpad 2. When I turn the Trackpad on it's not 'seen' when I open Bluetooth preferences on my MacBook. I've read one solution is to connect the Trackpad to ...
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Magic Trackpad randomly disconnects over bluetooth from MacBook Pro 2018

I know there's already this question with many suggestions but it's marked as resolved and not about MBP. I have a setup with Magic Keyboard and Trackpad 2 connected over Bluetooth to MBP. Also an ...
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How to reinstall Magic Trackpad foot?

My toddler decided to remove this for me... First time I've ever seen that. Now how do I put it back? I presume the outer ring of the rubberised cover goes underneath the white plastic rear, but ...
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Mac Mini mouse icon stutters and sometimes unresponsive

The mouse icon on my Mac Mini (macmini6,2 - 10.14.1) has started stuttering. It's not always, but most often. Sometimes it's so bad the icon won't move at all and I cannot click with my Magic Trackpad ...
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How to put Magic Trackpad 2 into Discovery Mode

I have a Magic Trackpad 2. I previously had it paired with my Mac. I then had it set up to work with another computer. I now want to use it with my Mac again and it will not work. I have followed ...
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Disable Bluetooth on Apple keyboards and trackpad

I have a Apple Magic Keyboard and Trackpad 2 connected to a MacBook Pro 2014 via USB. If I open up Bluetooth preferences I can still see both of these devices listed. I'd like to completely disable ...
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Apple magic trackpad 2 not recognized by mac

I have tried the following: Connected to computer with usb-c to usb-a charging cable. Charged Trackpad overnight while power is on and while power is off. Reset the bluetooth Removed all Bluetooth ...
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Apple Magic Trackpad - Avoid accidental cursor movement

I am in the process of switching from a 13" MacBook Pro to an iMac which has external Apple wireless keyboard and Trackpad, and I am struggling with the transition due to Trackpad. I tried using the ...
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Magic Trackpad 2 force touch settings Problem iMac!

I have Magic Trackpad 2 I use on my iMac 2013 When I bought it worked without problems for a few weeks. But now I have a problem, my iMac recognizes it as trackpad 1 When you go to settings then ...
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Change Click Firmness of Apple Magic Trackpad 2

I just started using a Magic Trackpad 2 with my 2013 Mac Pro running macOS High Sierra (10.13.6). I expect to be able to change the firmness required to click and activate Force Click. However, in my ...
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Double-click-and-drag to select whole words of text, but on trackpad with only touch ( no clicking) [duplicate]

With a mouse or trackpad, we can double-click in text to select an entire word. If we hold the pressing of that second click, and then drag, we can select a series of entire words in most text editing ...
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Trackpad multi touch pinch gesture not working

I just bought a 21.5 inch iMac (latest macOS), I was using a macbook and got used to the trackpad and multitouch gestures, so I bought one (Magic trackpad 2) for desktop stuff as well. Its my third ...
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How to make Bootcamp Windows 10 to recognize the Wireless Magic Trackpad as a trackpad (i.e. multi touch device) instead of a regular mouse?

I have a fresh bootcamp windows 10 home 64 with bootcamp drivers version 6.0 Both the internal trackpad and the wireless trackpad are recognized as regular mouse (just pointing and 2 axis wheels). I ...
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Is Magic Trackpad feature-equivalent with built-in MacBook touchpads/trackpads?

TLDR; for testing touchpad interface on a MacBook, would a desktop with Magic Trackpad be suitable? We are developing a cross-platform application Win/Mac and though we develop mostly on Windows, ...
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Palm rejection on Apple Trackpad 2

I've a new iMac with Apple keyboard and Trackpad 2. I'm coming from my old MacBook Pro to this new system and wanted a similar keyboard and trackpad arrangment, so I got one of these I love it, BUT ...
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Trackpad accidentally reloading websites

I just upgraded to the new MacBook Pro, and thus now have a trackpad the size of Rhode Island. While typing I often rest/touch my palm on the edge of the trackpad. Every now and then some ...
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Is there any way to rotate a magic trackpad?

I want to use my magic trackpad while it's rotated, as if in 'portrait' mode. I can't find any option to make it work like this, unlike a display Rotation option. Is there a way for me to use it ...
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Magic Trackpad 2 became less responsive

I've been happily using Magic Trackpad 2 for exactly a year and a week (suspicious ;)) and today it started acting strange - I'm using only three gestures mainly (dictionary lookup, two finger scroll ...
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How can I make the trackpad (not mouse) significantly faster?

Context I run a three screen setup and it takes forever to get from side to side when using the trackpad even when set to max in settings. I'm looking for (and thought I had found) a solution that ...
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Mac magic keyboard F keys not working

After updating Yosemite on an iMac 2011 for some reason my F keys on my magic keyboard stopped working. When I researched the only question I was able to find was "Function keys Magic Keyboard not ...
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How to fix stuck/'disabled' zooming on trackpad?

I recently bought myself a new Trackpad, since my old Magic Trackpad broke. Ever since, however, zooming (two finger pinch) gets stuck/disabled/not working somehow and, besides rebooting, the only ...
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Trackpad stops working late at night

May sound silly, but for the past few weeks, if I'm on my Macbook Pro (mid-2012) late at night (say, post-1 a.m.) - and I often am! - my trackpad will stop working. I can't move the cursor or click, ...
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How to diagnose insertion point/trackpad jitters?

When I’m typing in any application (e.g. Chrome, Safari, MS Word, Evernote), the insertion point often jumps around unexpectedly. I have this problem with the builtin trackpad and my magic trackpad at ...
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How to disable Apple Wireless Trackpad from recovery mode?

I booted into recovery mode / macOS Utilities and erased my hard drive anticipating to reinstall the OS. Unfortunately my computer is paired to an Apple Wireless Trackpad that I can't find. I believe ...
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Magic Trackpad 2 as a MIDI controler

I want to make music with a MagicTrackpad2, keeping it away from interacting with the mouse pointer. I found this software: MultiTouchMidi that works great with the builtin trackpad of a macbook. ...
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Magic trackpad starts pairing but does not complete succesfully with one Macbook

I have two Macbook pro retina's: MbPro 15" retina late 2015 El Capitan MbPro 15" retina mid 2012 El Capitan The first one is able to pair with the Magic Trackpad (not the "2" - instead the older ...
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Pairing a bluetooth Magic trackpad

I am attempting to pair the magic trackpad with a macbook. The MB has bluetooth enabled and the "Setup bluetooth trackpad" is invoked: As can be seen here the pairing is not successful. On the ...
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Applescript: Detect if Mouse or Trackpad attached

My script sets the Natural Scroll Direction of either a Mouse or Trackpad (MB trackpad or Magic Trackpad), but instead of allowing the user to choose which one is attached, I'd like to be able to ...
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Magic Trackpad loses connection after sleep and doesn't connect again

I'm running on Sierra 10.12 my Magic Trackpad 2 is losing his connection after my Mac entered in sleep. The most strange is that if I restart my Mac without settings intervention, the Trackpad will ...
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MacBook Pro 15" Retina Mid 2015 Trackpad Not Clicking

The trackpad on my MacBook Pro stopped clicking. I was able to enable the tap to click feature, so I can click around using that, but it's annoying to expect a click and get nothing. It's like the ...
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Using a Magic Trackpad 2 upside down

The Magic Trackpad 2 seems nice... except it's upside down. The tall part of the device should be closest to the user, not furthest. As built, it's a finger torture machine! How can I switch the ...
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Apple Trackpad Causing Long Keypress Events

In the last day my Apple Magic Trackpad has started to cause long keypress events when I type on the keyboard. For example, pressing 'a' in a browser menu bar will cause the accent popup to appear. ...
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Why can't Wacom tablet touch gesture work like Magic Trackpad

I recently got a Wacom graphic tablet, Wacom Intuos Art with multi-touch feature, this is my first ever graphic tablet, and I immediately fall in love with it, the stylus drawing side of it. Here is ...
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How can I determine where mouse input is coming from? Is there a way to log click events? No other mice are connected

I am experiencing the strangest behavior. My computer is clearly receiving mouse clicks that I'm not doing, as though they're coming from another mouse, but the cursor never moves on it's own, which I'...
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How to kill Apple magic trackpad/keyboard connection messages

Whenever I take my laptop away from my desk (to type on the couch), OSX goes crazy letting me know that my Apple keyboard is connected, now disconnected, now connected, now disconnected... The ...
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Trackpad 1 pair with windows 10

I'm using windows 10 on my MBP, and my trackpad (Bluetooth) won't work, unless I disable the bluetooth, then it works... So, how can I have both trackpad and bluetooth?
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Execute macros or scripts based on Magic Trackpad 2 Force Touch

I’m looking at getting a Magic Trackpad 2 with Force Touch, but want to know if I can create macros for the Force Touch actions? I’m not taking about the the built in basic Apple support, but full on ...
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Use Magic Trackpad 2 with Google Chrome?

I was wondering if there's a way to take advantage of the gestures of my new Magic Trackpad 2 while using Google Chrome on OS X El Capitan. The force touch is completely useless there, and Chrome is ...
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Leave Apple Magic Trackpad 2 plugged in charging?

Is it okay to leave the Apple Magic Trackpad 2 (late 2015) plugged in via the Lightning cable? Is the battery-charging smart about not over-charging/over-heating? Are there any other pros or cons to ...
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New Magic Trackpad Anomalies? Pairs fine, Trackpad Preferences can't find it

New Magic Trackpad Anomalies? Bizarre problem here with my new Magic Trackpad with Force Touch. The trackpad pairs via Bluetooth no problem, and shows up as actively connected in the Bluetooth ...
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How can I use Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad 2 with late 2011 MBP?

I have a MBP 17" (late 2011) and would like to use the new Magic input devices (Keyboard, Mouse 2, and Trackpad 2) with it which seem to rely on Bluetooth 4. How can I connect them to my MBP?
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Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2 are recognized as Mighty Mouse

Just got a new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad in the mail. I am running OS X El Capitan; plugged them in and everything was fine. However they are not recognized as "Magic" devices. ...
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Multi-user trackpad 2 support

My spouse and I share a Thunderbolt Display but we each have our own MBP, I work from home in the daytime and she uses it in the evening for online night classes in school. This works great because ...
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How to simulate 2-finger tap with keyboard modifier?

Chrome has introduced a new feature requiring a weird 2-finger tap gesture on a particular button. It's an awkward gesture and difficult to time it right. Is there any way to make ctrl-tap act as if ...
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Apple Force Touch - How do I make it feel like the old tap-to-click?

I just purchased a new Macbook Pro with Force Touch. I’m used to the old tap-to-click feature. Force Touch does not feel the same – it requires a much harder press even with “Click” sensitivity set ...
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osx trackpad gesture to switch between chrome tabs

Is there a trackpad gesture to switch between Chrome browser tabs? I understand there may be one for Safari.
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Enabling both trackpad Drag Lock and 3 Finger Drag at once?

OSX has two methods of dragging with the track pad, “drag lock” (double tap then drag until you tap to release) and “three finger drag” where you touch three fingers and drag until you release. The ...