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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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How can I increase tracking speed of Macbook Trackpad beyond the maximum (Sierra<)?

How can I increase tracking speed of Macbook Trackpad beyond the maximum? The MacOS maximum trackpad tracking speed is extremly slow. Since Sierra it seems like it's not possible to change the ...
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How much would it cost to repair trackpad and possibly keyboard for a MacBook? [on hold]

I have a Late 2015 13" MacBook Pro. I recently updated to Mojave—I don't know if this had anything to do with the occasion—and subsequently the trackpad and keyboard started to randomly stop working. ...
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How to set “Tap to click” on guest accounts in macOS Mojave?

I setup new MacBooks with macOS Mojave having the "Tap to click" setting on in Trackpad settings. However, when a guest user logs in, this isn't set. Almost all other Trackpad settings are the same as ...
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MacBook trackpad unresponsive, not a hardware issue, plist problem?

On a macbook (unibody late 2008) the trackpad is unresponsive after normal boot. The arrow simply stays in the upper left corner. Adding a cable Apple mouse does not solve the problem. Neither do safe ...
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How can I disable every input except trackpad for screensaver

I have a screensaver which has an option to use a trackpad gesture to exit the screensaver. Unfortunately, whenever I push any key on my keyboard, it also exits. I know that this is the default for ...
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Two-finger swipe in Finder

I recently came across the handy 'three-finger-drag'-option under the mac accessibility settings. However, it's mutually exclusive with the 'three-finger-swipe-between-pages' shortcut. Fortunately, ...
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Macbook Air Mid 2012 on Sierra: FileVault killed my keyboard and trackpad

Recently I decided to enable FileVault on my MBA mid 2012 running Sierra 10.12. Things that happened so far in a chronological order: After turning it on in Settings.app it seemed stuck so I forced ...
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How can I avoid accidental right-clicks now that the Macbook trackpad is so big?

I just bought a summer-2018 Macbook Pro, with a very big trackpad. The result is that I frequently experience accidental right-clicks when I click but one of my other fingers is touching the trackpad....
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Mojave scroll left/right not working properly for native apps

I updated my mac to macOS Mojave and I am facing problems for native apps when I scroll left or right, for instance: On Safari, I can't go to the previous page scrolling to the left (works on Chrome) ...
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disable animation for one finger magic mouse swipe

do you know any way without 3rd-party solutions to disable the animation whilst swiping with one finger on the Magic Mouse and enable that swiping also for Finder and others applications, not just ...
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Right-click context menu appears slowly with two finger tap instead of two finger click

In order to right-click or secondary-click I have elected to use a two-finger tap, like so: The problem is that it always takes at least a second for the contextual menu to show up, sometimes slower. ...
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MBP trackpad not working, but Apple (store) got it to work during reinstallation of macOS

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014, macOS Sierra 10.12.6). My built-in trackpad can click (sometimes) but not point, scroll, zoom, or perform gestures, so I have to use a USB Logitech mouse. ...
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MacBook Pro built-in keyboard and trackpad not working, PRAM reset needed

The keyboard and trackpad of my MacBook Pro 2015 suddenly stopped working. I searched the Internet and did a SMC and PRAM reset with an external keyboard. The PRAM reset (I reset the PRAM with ...
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MacBook Air (2015) Trackpad and keyboard not working

My MacBook Air's internal keyboard and Trackpad have stopped working. To be honest, she had a bit of a fall about 2 weeks ago, about 3 feet onto carpet, it has worked fine ever since yesterday. I ...
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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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How to start App Expose without using Force Touch or the keyboard?

I know there was a way to trigger App Expose, by pointing the mouse cursor over an dock icon, and scrolling the mouse wheel. As far as I remember, it was something I had to enable with the "defaults" ...
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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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Preferences changes using “defaults” not applied

I'm a CLI enthusiast and, as such, I've been a extensive user of brew, cask, m, mas, softwareupdate and so on. I've even written some tutorials about them (check here and there). Right now, I'm ...
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Trackpad cursor moving around on its own and clicking anywhere

I own a Macbook Pro Late 2011 model and recently the trackpad's cursor is behaving weirdly - it moves around on its own and it clicks anywhere. I am guessing I need to change my trackpad ? link Will ...
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Invert Scrolling Windows 10 bootcamp [duplicate]

I've read other posts and followed their steps in order to invert the scrolling on windows 10 pro bootcamp on my MacBook pro, but it just is not working. I changed the value of the FlipFlopWheel from ...
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When I click on my terminal, strange characters appear

The problem I have happens after a ssh connection has been ended by closing my MacBook (putting it in stand-by mode). I come back and it's written broken pipe. When I click on the terminal window, a ...
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How to: Disable trackpad entirely (NOT only when a external mouse is connected)

MBP mid-2012 - OSX HiSierra - 10.13 For context...I'll answer the first question most of you will (should) have. Why would I ever want to do this? I want to have ZERO access to a mouse of any type???...
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Unresponsive Keyboard and Trackpad in Macbook Pro High Sierra 10.13.5

I have a strange issue with this macbook. The built in keyboard and trackpad just all of a sudden died (no light in caps lock for example). Nothing works. But if I plug in a usb mouse and external ...
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Side-scrolling programmatically

I have a lot of customization on my MacBook Pro, mainly centered around BetterTouchTool. Long story short, I have remapped two-finger sideways swipe while Chrome is open to tab switching, and I was ...
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Brief mouse-disappearances + frozen video when using trackpad, late 2016 MBP

When I'm using the trackpad, occasionally the mouse pointer will disappear and the whole screen will freeze. It will remain frozen indefinitely if I continue to slide my finger back and forth on the ...
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MacBook Pro Touch Bar 2016 Haptic feedback not working

I have a MacBook Pro with touch bar from late 2016. I was using my MacBook Pro normally by watching video's. After a view video's I closed my MacBook Pro and came back later. When I opened it again I ...
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Trackpad secondary click requires more pressure than usual in Mojave beta

I've just updated my MacBook Pro Retina Early 2015 to Mojave via Apple Beta Software Program. Everything works smoothly except the Trackpad. Tap with one or tap with two or three fingers work as ...
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Enable keyboard shortcut to look up word in dictionary

I have been using the trackpad w/ force touch to look up the defintions of words when browsing (safari/chrome/ff/etc). It looks like this: The problem is my wrist has been bothering me as I use the ...
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Switch between fullscreen apps, wrap around?

I have multiple full screen applications running on my Mac. I use three finger swipe to scroll through them. When they are in order I have to move from app 1 to app n by swiping n times. Is there a ...
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How to configure a Trackpad to connect automatically to two different Macs?

I have a private Trackpad, which I use at work also. I want that the Trackpad connect itself automatically to both computers. If I use the Trackpad only on one Mac it connects itself automatically (...
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How to disable top left part of trackpad on 13-inch, 2017, MBP with Sierra version 10.12.6

The trackpad on my laptop is too big and Karabiner does not seem to offer the necessary feature for resizing effective trackpad area yet. Any other software that can do this job ? I want to ignore all ...
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Entire touchpad on my Macbook air is stuck down?

Just took my laptop with me on the plane the other day & when I took it out of my carry on, the trackpad wasn't working. It still detects my finger as I move the mouse around, but I can't click ...
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Water-damaged Macbook Pro - everything except keyboard and trackpad works

A family member gave me a 13" mid-2015 Macbook Pro that had been water-damaged. Besides the battery being dead, the computer booted up fine. The only two things that don't work are the keyboard and ...
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disable two-finger scrolling

Can I set up a keyboard shortcut to toggle two-finger scrolling on my trackpad? In some situations, like when watching videos on youtube, VLC, or playing video games, accidental trackpad scrolling is ...
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Info Window And Force Touch Window Conflict

I have deleted a really big folder (130+ GBs, Parallels VM) yesterday and it took about 30 minutes to claim the free space. After that, I created a new VM and during the setup, Parallels warned me ...
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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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Some Force Touch gestures stop working (2016 MBP 13-inch w/ Touch Bar)

Something strange sometimes happens when I'm working on my 2016 MBP 13-inch w/ Touch Bar (Mac OS 10.13.4). I don't know exactly why, but occasionally certain gestures (i.e. pinch to zoom in and zoom ...
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Trackpad only works in safemode. Macbook Pro mid 2012

My trackpad has suddenly started behaving erratically. In normal mode it will jump and double click to open things. In Safe Mode it works OK. To troubleshoot so far I have tried... Resetting the SMC ...
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Can't click using trackpad on Macbook Pro (2010)

I am trying to troubleshoot a 2010 Macbook Pro with a trackpad that won't register clicks. The trackpad makes the click-clack noise and it can be used as a pointer with no issues, but the clicks don't ...
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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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Save 'Look up & data detectors' history?

A system gesture I use often when reading is to force press on a word which will pull up a definition and/or wikipedia page of the selected word (referred to a 'Look up & data detectors' in system ...
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I can't use zoom in/out gestures to go fullscreen in quicklook

After updating to MacOS high Sierra when I use quicklook to watch a video I can't go to fullscreen with pinch in/out and have to click on fullscreen button. Is there anyway that I can fix this? ...
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Configure Swipe between full screen apps

Im using my macbookpro with external everything, computer is closed. Im missing the trackpad tho.. Is there a way to configure the trackpad option 'swipe between full screen apps'on my mouse? Im ...
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Trackpad left-click is unresponsive - MBA

Tap-to-click works fine, and so does right-click - most of the time. Left click does not work at all, unless you press it very hard at the very corner and hold it there for a while until it registers, ...
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Macbook Pro trackpad turns crazy

I have a Macbook Pro retina 15 inch (Mid 2014) with High Sierra OS. When I close my macbook and open again, the trackpad turns crazy and starts moving and clicking by itself. I have to make a force ...
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Why does my Magic Trackpad 2 randomly disconnect and stop clicking?

Hey there fellow users, I purchased an iMac (Retina 5K, 27-Inch, 2017, macOS 10.13.4, 4.2 GHz, 32GB, 3TB Fusion Drive) less than three weeks ago, and had it delivered by Apple here in distant, little ...
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Changing swipe direction on iBooks (Macbook)

When I swipe from left-to-right on my trackpad, iBook goes to the next page. When I swipe from right-to-left, it goes to the previous page. Is there a way to reverse the order for this?
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MacBook Pro 13” 2014 - Trackpad gestures not working after long sleep

I haven’t used my MacBook for around 2 weeks, it’s been in sleep mode (closed lid). I’ve never had any issues with my MacBook Pro, but suddenly any form of gesture other than 1 finger on the trackpad ...
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Some apps unresponsive to click interaction

I experience the weirdest behaviour on a Macbook Pro 2017, running High Sierra. Some apps, like Appstore, Apple Mail, Telegram and Enpass Password Manager, just to name a few, are all of a sudden ...