Questions tagged [trackpad]

A touch-sensitive device for controlling a pointer on a computer's screen. It is similar to a mouse, but translates the motion of a user's finger to a relative position on a screen.

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Disable bottom of MacBook trackpad

I’m interested in disabling the bottom 20% of the 2016 MacBook Pro trackpad. So a roughly 1/2” tall row across the entirety of the trackpad, on the edge furthest from the keyboard. When sitting in a ...
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"Zoom in and out" randomly stops working

Sometimes, when I'm using my macbook, Zoom in and out suddenly stops working. Smart zoom also stops working. Restarting hidd (killall -KILL hidd) does not solve the problem. The only thing that works ...
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Is it possible to adjust sensitivity to start dragging/selecting on Magic Trackpad 2?

I am forever accidentally selecting half my screen when moving the cursor using my Magic TrackPad 2... suddenly the entire webpage is selected because I did something accidentally. I think I might be ...
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Magic Trackpad 2 unresponsive on outer right side

I've been using the Magic Trackpad 2 for about a month now and recently I noticed that there is no response at worst and delayed response at best on the right hand side of the trackpad. The problem is ...
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Keyboard/Trackpad not working when Booted into LiveUSB

tl;dr The Built-In Keyboard and Trackpad only works on 1st party bootable software but won't on anything 3rd party like linux. Model is MacBookPro12,1 (Early 2015, 13" Retina). Keyboard and ...
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Keyboard and Trackpad Only working in Boot Device Selection and MacOS

The keyboard and trackpad for my Mac Book Pro 13" Retina Early 2015 (MacBookPro13,1) will only work in boot device selection (Holding down option on boot), MacOS (Running 10.14.6), Recovery, and ...
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Got macbook air fixed, and now trackpad isn't working

I recently had my laptop break, it would not turn on. I brought it to the Apple Store and it was sent out and fixed, replacing the battery and the logic board. It worked fine when I got it back, but ...
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Macbook air 2015 trackpad short

I recently spilled some water on my macbook and it stopped working. I opened it up and cleaned all corrosion I found. Thankfully, it booted up but I noticed that the trackpad and keyboard were not ...
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MacBook Pro does not start anymore, only Trackpad responds

I used my MacBook Pro (Late 2017) in the recent days, but suddenly it had an unexpected shutdown and the screen went dark. What I saw before the immediate shutdown was a notification, but I wasn’t ...
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Magic trackpad clicks all time

As I move the cursor with my finger on the surface of the trackpad it just clicks all the time. It seems like the trackpad went mad. I mean that it just selects everything click everywhere where the ...
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How to fix Macbook trackpad's click feeling?

For the past several days, I noticed that the trackpad on Macbook Pro does not move/press down when I click with my finger. Previously, when I used to click, I felt that the trackpad moved down by a ...
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Magic trackpad gesture recording

I work with the Magic Trackpad 2 and would like to do a screen recording of my macOS Desktop workflow. Once the screen recording app is running, the trackpad gestures input no longer works. On the ...
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How to right-click drag with trackpad?

To reiterate, this is not a regular drag but a right-click drag. Is it possible to do this with a mac trackpad? At the moment it is to pan in an online 3D tool, but it's not the first time and I never ...
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MacBook Air internal keyboard and trackpad do not work, but do work in Startup Manager

2014 MacBook Air, internal keyboard and trackpad stopped working after clean install of Big Sur from bootable USB. But it was running Big Sur fine previously, when I installed it by upgrading from ...
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Why does trackpad not work when mouse is not detected?

On a Macbook Pro 2018 with Catalina (10.15.7) I'm setting System Preferences > Accessibility > Pointer Control to ignore the trackpad when a mouse is present. I expect that when a mouse is not ...
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Enable freehand drawing in Preview without a force-touch laptop

In Preview, there's a freehand draw tool that's only visible/enabled if your laptop has force-touch. (This is a different tool from the shape/sketch tool, reference: https://support.apple.com/guide/...
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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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Pinch to zoom issues? MBA M1 256GB

I'm new to Macbook. I was using windows earlier. The touchpad of Macbook is so much better except the pinch to zoom function. I usually keep one finger on the touchpad move the other (done using two ...
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BigSur, external mouse not triggering hover effects

NOTE: After reading through similar questions / answers here I was not able to find a solution. Mainly, because most answers say that unplugging / re-plugging mouse dongle in usb solves the issue, ...
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Macbook cursor not moving

I have a MacBook Pro mid-2012 running OS 10.14.6. I'm unable to move the cursor using the trackpad. More details: -I'm able to click everything perfectly fine with the trackpad. -It seems like the ...
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Is there a way to change the keyboard delay when switching virtual desktops in OSX?

I use OSX 10.14.6, and I use virtual desktops to organize tasks. Often, these tasks involve typing. I will set an app to fullscreen mode and switch between desktops with the trackpad on my Macbook Pro....
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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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AppleScript - IF trackpad button is down statement

I'd like to know if it's possible (in AppleScript) to tell the difference between trackpad buton-down and trackpad button-up. I'm trying to create a preset in ControllerMate to emporarily toggle the ...
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How to enable Force Click on Catalina

I like the force click feature to look up the definition of a word but I can't enable it on my system. Apple documentation and the Force Click Not Working on Macbook post say the Force Click feature ...
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Apple "13 2011 MacBook Pro touchpad battery faulty issue. (10.13.6 software problem)

Recently, my school that gave me that laptop asked it back, and it removed the battery. I'm forced to use the charger but that is not the question right now. I currently need help because it doesn't ...
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Apple trackpad:getures not working fine when cursor speed is high

I'm new to magic trackpad 2, and I've been using a mouse with cursor speed set to maximum for about 15 years so far, so first thing I did when connecting the trackpad was realizing it needed a lot of ...
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Chrome back/forward gestures reversed on Big Sur

At first Chrome back/forward gestures stopped working after upgrading to MacOS Big Sur. I went into trackpad settings, unselected and reselected "Swipe between pages". It still didn't work....
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Bootcamp - Apple SPI Device driver missing - Touchpad/Keyboard don't work

I recently did a clean install of MacOS Big Sur on my 2016 MacBook Pro touchbar and did a Bootcamp install of the latest windows 10 pro. During the install the keyboard and touchpad did not work, so I ...
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Moving cursor with trackpad is not working. How to fix it?

Today morning after starting my computer, I noticed very weird behavior with my trackpad cursor is on the top corner and I can't move it at all however click is working, bottom click is working. Here ...
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Trackpad has no click and no wifi hardware installed on Macbook pro

I just replaced the keyboard and battery of MacBook Pro A1278, and tried to test it while the keyboard and the battery is working properly, but now the trackpad wont click and wifi has error "no ...
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How do I tap on bottom right to trigger a secondary click?

Similar to Tap with two fingers for a "right-click" or secondary click but I want tap bottom right for secondary click? They only have the option for Click
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Magic Trackpad 2 jumpy and erratic unless plugged in

Although the trackpad is fully charged, it's not working properly when not plugged in. Apple says to start in Safe mode but even that didn't work. I've tried turning off bluetooth then back on again. ...
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MacOS two-finger scroll is sometimes interpreted as a single-click

I haven't seen anyone report this problem, and I suppose it could attributable to my clumsiness, but I've been seeing the following behavior, and I wonder if there are any fixes. Hardware: Apple ...
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Microsoft all-in-one media keyboard not working with Macbook Bigsur

I have the using the Microsoft all-in-one media keyboard with windows machine and it works fine, but with my macbook, the experience is really bad, it lags and the track pad is jerky/ slow and ...
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How do I make my cursor return to its normal size?

Apparently because of either some BetterTouchTool shortcut or bug1 I have a gigantic mouse cursor, and I can't reverse it. BetterTouchTool has the option to toggle the cursor size, but instead of ...
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Is it possible to turn off scrollbars in Logic Pro X?

I use a Trackpad with Logic Pro X. Whenever I am trying to click things near the bottom or right of a window I keep clicking the scrollbar instead. I know there are three System Settings options for ...
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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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Gesture to hide rising notification in MacBook?

Is there a keyboard shortcut or hand gesture to quickly hide notification popups from the notification center when they're arriving? (the whole notifications bar is of course closed, and only the new ...
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How to scroll using an external USB trackpad that is not a magic-mouse?

In some cramped situations I would prefer to not use the macBook pro internal trackpad but rather an external one as shown The right/left clicks and the trackpad area do work fine for traversing the ...
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Why is it difficult to drag with the Magic Trackpad 2?

I am using a Magic Trackpad 2. I do a lot of design, so I have to drag and move items several hours a day. I click with my right thumb near the bottom of the Trackpad, and I drag with my index finger. ...
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3-finger swipe left/right is slow to register

For many years I used an app called MagicPrefs to enable 3 finger swiping between desktops (I think long ago it was not built in to the OS). That app was deprecated recently, and I was happy to find ...
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Mac air internal keyboard and touchpad stopped working after batery replacement

Hi I have replaced my old battery with genuine one in my mac air mid 2013. After that my internal keyboard and touchpad stopped working while normal startup. I was working fine before. What is working:...
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every click registers as Right Click

I'm on 11.1 and sometimes after opening my laptop every click registes as "Right Click". This both with internal and external trackpad. It's as if "CTRL" is permanently pressed ...
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MacOS Big Sur : is threre a way to remap a shortcut with trackpad?

Keeping shift + horizontal movement on trackpad increases significantly the horizontal scrolling. Is there a way to remap this combination (shift + horizontal movement on trackpad) just by a simple ...
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MacBook pro 16" - Big Sur - find config file to change the speed of horizontal scrolling speed

On my MacBook pro 16", I would like to find out where is the parameter that controls the speed of horizontal scrolling with trackpad (if it is possible). Indeed, I am using some different editors ...
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New Big Sur upgrade. . . downgrade for click drag?

When I try to move a window on my MacBook Air (press down with thumb on trackpad and use forefinger to move cursor & whatever object I grabbed) it takes 2 to 5 TIMES(!) for the cursor to actually ...
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Trackpad gestures not working

Some of my macbook trackpad gestures are not working, such as open the launchpad using 4 fingers; show the desktop; and enlarge images using 2 finger pinch. I'm sure all of those functions are enabled ...
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Can't click on MacOS Utilities

I'm in recovery-mode ... MacBook Pro (Catalina) ... I wanna get into Terminal-window to run a command, and I can use the trackpad to move the cursor around ... but I can't select an option in the ...
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Trackpad works but it is not detected in System Preferences

about a month ago I spilled juice on the keyboard. I took my MacBook Air for a diagnostic and they told me it worked but the battery had gone bad. The battery repair cost is approximately 14000MXN or ...
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How to disable Mac start on touchpad press?

I have a MacBook pro 2019. It is a good machine, except apple changed a few things which I do not like and would like to revert. Earlier version of Macbooks did not have this feature. Earlier, when ...

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