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Multi-touch refers to a touch-sensitive surface that can recognize two or more points of contact using a pressure sensitive-panel.

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iPhone 12 Pro showing weak sensitivity when doing “very gentle” tap/touch. What could be the issue?

I bought a refurbished iPhone 12 Pro yesterday, from a third party mobile shop. Since the first day, the screen does not recognise touch when I tap “very gently”. For example, when I am tapping any ...
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Invert swipe direction in "Swipe between full-screen apps" trackpad gesture

In the Trackpad gestures available here, it shows Swipe between full-screen apps. The description says: "Swipe left or right with four fingers2 to move between desktops and full-screen apps."...
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Can I use Apple magic mouse with glove?

For some reasons, I need to use Apple Magic Mouse with glove which is not too thick but just like white cotton gloves that tech review youtubers wear. When I touch my iPhone, iPad, or Macbook with the ...
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What did I accidentally enable with a gesture in Photos?

I was scrolling around in Photos on my iPad trying to find an image. I had one of the images open and was navigating the bottom row thumbnails. There was very briefly a message saying something about “...
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Force click without an apple trackpad?

On a macbook, we can use force click on trackpad to loop up words or do some other things. However, an "ordinary" mouse does not have the hardware for force click. How can we trigger force ...
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MacBook swiping between workstations not working

I have seen people using two, three, or four fingers swipe left and right across to move to different workspaces and apps (i.e. Google, Spotify, or Discord) I can swipe up and down with three fingers ...
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How to set up a shortcut for 2 finger trackpad scrolling?

I would like to set up a keyboard shortcut (say Command + Left Arrow and command + Right Arrow) to do the same thing as 2 finger Left/Right scrolling. Or, map the mousewheel to this input. How to do ...
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Switching Spaces between full screened windows of same app with 3-finger swipe, focus is still on the previous Space

I recently upgraded my 2018 MacBook Pro running Mojave to a 2023 MacBook Pro running Ventura. Since the upgrade, I've noticed some differences in behavior that weren't present before. My primary ...
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Macbook Pro Trackpad 2-finger right click working intermittently

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, ...
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Prevent that when an app is assigned to All desktops, then while switching spaces it becomes visible during space switch scrolling

When I set an app to be available on all spaces Then while while scrolling to another Space using the 3/4 finger swipe gesture the Apps are visible until I completely switch to the space and than ...
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iPad keyboard is now small

The keyboard on my iPad has just started floating and so is now much smaller and very difficult to use. How do I get it back to go full size on the bottom of the screen. Note the way described in this ...
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Is there a way to realize two finger dragging and three finger rolling?

Three finger is more dull than the two finger, which is more suitable for simple up and down scroll sliding, while the two finger occupy less area of the touch panel, and the resistance during sliding ...
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Is there a way to reveal desktop by gesture, begin dragging a file, un-reveal desktop by gesture, and drop the file into an app on Monterey?

Since I can remember, I have been able to use the Show Desktop gesture, click and hold on a file, then reverse the Show Desktop gesture, and move the file over to a desired window, and release the ...
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Suspend two fingers back

Is it possible to disable this feature temporary? I like to use it but it is so annoying when you are using spreadsheet or something with scrollable page. The idea is next: when I press some button (...
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A menu popped up on my Iphone and now I can't use touchscreen

So today in the afternoon my mother pressed on some kind of a button on her iPhone. She has iPhone 13. The menu looks like a hand and when you open it up you have some kind of arrows. Now I tried to ...
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Disabling three finger scroll to top on Firefox without disabling three finger back/forwards

If I switch "swipe with three fingers" to two fingers, Mac disables the "three finger swipe up" (e.g. page up/down). But I want to keep three fingers to go back and forth (...
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what's the name and function of this "screen swipe" in iOS?

When using my iPhone (with latest iOS 14.7.1, seeing it for a while...) I sometimes have the following behavior: the screen scrolls down by one third, the top one third of the screen is black, but I ...
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MacBook Air M1: Noticeable desktop swiping lag

Mac: MacBook Air (M1,2020) OS: macOS Big Sur (11.4) Age: ~6-7 months I'm facing a problem where there seems to be a slight lag when I 4-finger swipe between windows/desktops. It's like a second long &...
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Why is Chrome on MacOS inconsistently not recognizing 3 finger swipes?

I have used three finger forward/back swipe on MacOS for almost a decade in Chrome for forward/backwards on pages. This has consistently worked well and been flawless. Within the past month or so, ...
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Is it possible to add vertical functionality to the 3-finger swipe on macOS?

MBP 15" user - 95% of my input to it is via the trackpad, I LOVE the 3-finger swipe navigation. Saying "Swipe left/right/up/down" implies the end result of the movement, not the actual ...
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Macintosh- and Windows-compatible wired mouse with acceleration scrolling?

I would like a mouse that is compatible with both Macintosh and Windows (although if I have to buy a different mouse for each platform, that's okay), and that you can scroll up and down with ...
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Can macOS support greater than 2x Retina (for a small 4K screen)?

I'm interested in a 4K portable monitor which is 14" in size. I believe it is mainly intended for use with iOS/Android, however it does say it supports Mac/Win. The concern I have is that even at ...
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How to use pinch to rotate using keyboard/mouse (without trackpad)?

I'm trying to rotate texts and images in Preview without using the multitouch 'rotate with two fingers'. It works fine with a laptop trackpad but on a desktop with only a keyboard and mouse I can't ...
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M1 MacBook Pro jumps text while typing

On the M1 MacBook Pro, when I am typing it will frequently jump to another part of the text area. This is most pronounced when selecting text using the keyboard (shift-left..., shift-option-left...) ...
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Touch pad on remote control for AppleTV 4K getting slower to react

Our AppleTV 4K remote control is getting clunkier, getting slower to react to touches and swipes on the remote control. When choosing an app, I make a swipe-swipe-swipe to select the third adjacent ...
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Make a keyboard shortcut to do three finger swipes

How do I create a keyboard combination that can be held down to treat the successive mouse moves as if they were three-finger-on-trackpad movements? So I can hold down e.g. cmd and shift, then move ...
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Selecting rather than highlighting in iPad books

On my iPad, when I read a book in the books app, a single word gets selected if I hold my finger on it. This allows several options and I prefer this extra tap if I want to look it up, highlight it or ...
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Correct way with Macbook Pro trackpad to select from dropdown form?

Having started to use a MacBook Pro with Catalina a lot more than a Mac Mini, I've had trouble trying to negotiate the trackpad after using a mouse for so long. I want to be able to use a dropdown / ...
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How to disable swipe navigation on Edge for Mac

Like Chrome, Edge for Mac supports browser navigation by dragging horizontally with two fingers on the trackpad. I know how to turn this off in Chrome, but is it possible to turn this off in Edge? ...
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Catalyst apps don't seem to support three-finger swipe gestures

I finally updated to Catalina, and it doesn't seem that any Catalyst apps I've tested support three-finger swipe gestures - they seem to expect them to be done with two fingers regardless of this ...
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Sidecar: use tap gesture as "click" with a mouse

I'm using Sidecar with iPad Pro 11 and MacBook Pro 15 2016. I noticed, that I could use Apple Pencil to interact with the interface elements on the second screen, e.g. open a new empty tab in Safari. ...
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Logitech T651 connecting to MBP as an Apple Mouse instead of as a trackpad

I'm trying to connect a Logitech T651 trackpad to a MBP with a built in functioning trackpad (maybe there's some sort of conflict between the two trackpads and this is causing the issue?) I go to the ...
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Bottom of iPhone screen unresponsive

The screen of my iPhone 6 suddenly stopped responding to any touches registered below the middle of the screen. I can still use the home button and the other buttons, but the lower half of the screen ...
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In Keynote is there a way to lock a presentation in slideshow mode?

In Keynote is there a way to lock a presentation in slideshow mode? I work at a children's museum and want the kids to interact with the iPad and be able to switch between slides, but not be able to ...
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Disable Haptic Touch on IOS 13 (keeping 3D Touch)

I recently upgraded my iPhone 6s+ to iOS13. Haptic Touch is getting in the way of how I use the phone. It's slower than 3D Touch, pops up and distracts me when my finger rests on the screen and ...
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Is there any iPhone SE out there with 3D Touch?

I have an iPhone SE so does my cousin. A few days ago we went to the movies and I noticed she was 3D Touching her way around the screen. This surprised me because I don't think my iPhone SE has ever ...
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A software that resets trackpad option automatically

I've been running into this issue where certain trackpad gestures like 'swipe between pages with 2 fingers', 'force touch to show dictionary' or 'zoom in/out by pinching with 2 fingers' stops working ...
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What other materials, apart from flesh, can you use to interact with an iPhone Touchscreen? [duplicate]

The other day I was in my car and though I'm a little unsure about what candy bar wrapper I used but I believe I moved my screen using a candy bar wrapper. I keep thinking it was a York Peppermint ...
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Three-finder side swipe between apps lagging, swiping up for mission control and then side-swiping produces no lag

I am experiencing something like a 1-3 second lag only when side-swiping with 3 fingers between apps/desktops. However, if I first swipe up with 3 fingers to enable mission control, then everything ...
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Mission control always popups incidentally/automatically when typing

Recently on my MacBook Pro 2019, mission control always popups incidentally when I'm typing. At the beginning I thought there's an issue of my trackpad since my wrists almost touch it when I'm ...
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Old MacBook air's trackpad's right click is failing, is there a workaround gesture?

My old MacBook Air is old. I have to push hard to get right click to work. It is probably something mechanical that could be addressed at a service center. But in the mean time, is there anything I ...
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ASUS Touch Monitor and Mac OS 10.13

I have on my desk an ASUS VT229, a multitouch monitor. I attached it via a docking station to my MBP (HDMI + USB port for touch recognition) and it works well with Windows (7 & 10, running in my ...
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How to remove touch gesture from QuickTime recordings on Mac

At one point I was interested in recording touch gestures using an iPhone Simulator + QuickTtime, so I dutifully followed the advice in this answer and ran the following command: defaults write com....
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Windows 10 on external SSD - touchbar and track pad issues

2018 MBP 15". 512/16/Vega 20. (I should have ordered a larger internal SSD, but it wasn't really up to me.) I have the internal SSD split into two 256GB partitions for MacOS and Windows 10. These ...
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Tap with two fingers for a "right-click" or secondary click

On a Mac, I used to be able to secondary-click using a two-finger tap. Currently, I can only secondary-click using a two-finger click, not a tap. Is there a way to alt-click using a two-finger tap ...
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Mission Control freezes. Restarting Dock doesn't help

I use standard settings to open Mission Control in MacOS Mojave 10.14.4 on MacBook Pro. Normally swipe up with 3 fingers move all windows into Mission Control mode and I can switch to any available ...
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Is Home screen 3D Touch menu on supported iPhones user customizable?

Attached is a screenshot of what appears when I force touch (3D Touch) on the 2Do app running on an iPhone X. Annoyingly, the action view doesn’t contain Search item. Can I alter the menu so that it ...
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iOS 3D Touch menu not working after language change

When I switch language, Safari's and Calculator's 3D menu is not working. (Message's one does however.) When I open these apps and background them, it works again. Is there an official bug report for ...
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Close mission control by repeating gesture

Currently I have mission control to activate on three fingers up as so However once mission control is activated I would expect to be able to close mission control by repeating this three fingers up ...
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iPhone 6s 3D touch overly sensitive

On an iPhone 6s running iOS 11.2.5, suddenly 3D Touch is triggered at the slightest touch. For example, swiping to go back always opens the 3D touch app switcher and holding an app icon on the home ...
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