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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Click-lock Alternative?

I was wondering if there was an alternative to click-lock for mac? I can't use drag lock because of limited hand movement. I need something where I can move the cursor to where I want to drag, hold ...
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Keyboard + Trackpad not working in MacOS but work in Ubuntu

My 2015 13" Macbook Pro's keyboard and trackpad no longer work and I've already replaced the connector flex cable twice. That worked for a few weeks but after the third replacement they keyboard and ...
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As of now, is there a Linux distribution supporting Apple keyboard and trackpad out of box? [migrated]

Half a year ago I tried to multi-boot the Ubuntu 18.0 on my MacBook Pro (2018) but while it has booted in general from the attached USB stick, the keyboard and trackpad were not working. External ...
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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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Disable mouse acceleration

Is there any way to disable mouse acceleration on a mac? Mouse acceleration is what causes the mouse to move slowly when moving it a tiny bit, and a farther distance when moved fast. In other words, ...
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Why won't my new MBP actually shutdown when I click “Shutdown…” in the “apple” menu

This is related to this other question Prevent MacBook Pro from turning on by touching trackpad. My new MacBook Pro (MBP) seems to fails to actually shutdown when clicking "Shutdown..." in the "apple"...
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Is scrolling considered a “keyboard input”?

Context: I installed an app called "Scroll Reverser" which will allow me to use the natural scrolling setting for my trackpad and the opposite scrolling setting for my mouse scroll wheel. The ...
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MacBook Pro strange white screen upon rebooting mouse and trackpad not working

My MacBook Pro 2016 keyboard and trackpad is not working but the Touch Bar is works fine. The below images show what’s showing up when starting: The only similar problem that I found on the net is ...
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Trackpad gesture to switch between users?

What is the trackpad gesture to switch between logged-in users? I've triggered it accidentally a few times but can't figure out what it is. The animation looks like the desktop turns into a cube and ...
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How to disable vertical scrolling while horizontal scrolling is in progress using the trackpad on a Macbook?

Macbook trackpad allows both vertical and horizontal scrolling. But when I try to do horizontal scrolling, some vertical scrolling also taking place unintentionally (may be my finger movements are no ...
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MacBook Air — Cursor gets stuck as arrow/finger

When I am using my MacBook Air, my cursor sometimes gets stuck and remains as either the default pointer (black arrow), or as the link-clicking finger. I generally have to quit the application and go ...
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Horizontal scrolling not working in macOS calendar app

I have scrolling problems very often with the calendar app on macOS. It works "a bit" but get stuck into the current week, scrolling left or right will just bump but not scroll, driving me insane. ...
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How to disable tap to drag?

On a MacBook air, the trackpad is super hard to use because whenever I try to move the cursor, it selects everything or drags something to somewhere random. This is the fault of some tap to drag ...
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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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Moving files in Finder with drag and drop opens a new window

I'm trying to move files around in Finder by using my trackpad to drag and drop files. The problem is that I'm using tap to click with dragging enabled. So, when I decide to drop the files onto a ...
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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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Early 2015 Macbook Pro Internal Keyboard isnt working

Before i start, i replaced the battery on my macbook pro early 2015 model. I followed the instruction from ifixit to a T. When i went to turn the laptop on, the power button didnt do anything. I ...
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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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Mojave - disabling trackpad from terminal [duplicate]

I tried to disable trackpad on my MacBook Pro 2015 my operating system is Mac OS X Mojave there is not have Accessability menu in System properties. So, how to disable it from Terminal?
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How to separate “mouse” and “trackpad” settings?

In System Preferences > Mouse there's a setting "Scroll direction: natural", which I don't like, so I unset. The problem is that this also unsets the setting for Trackpad, which I do like. How can ...
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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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Late 2013 MacBook Pro freezes after StartUp

Since yesterday, I can’t get past the login screen because my Mac freezes. I‘ve tried starting in Recovery mode, and run disk repair but this didn’t solve the problem. Resetting the NVRAM didn’t work ...
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Macbook Pro oddly unresponsive to trackpad clicks and keyboard, probably caused by zoom

I expect I'll have to power-cycle the machine, but asking if anybody has any suggestions for the next time this happens. Symptoms are: I can move the mouse around on the screen, but I can't click on ...
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Any way to use disassembled MacBook Pro keyboard and trackpad as input to Mac mini?

I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro (non-retina) lying around that I don't need. It does not startup, but it's keyboard and mouse work fine. I have no use for the computer anymore. I also have a Mac mini ...
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MacBook Pro keyboard and Trackpad not working. All solutions found have failed

I have a 13-inch early 2015 Macbook Pro with Retina display, and today the keyboard and trackpad stopped working completely. (I have OS X 10.11.5 if that's relevant. I can't update to sierra, as a ...
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MacBook Pro 2015 Keyboard and trackpad not detected once booted into operating system

Ever since I updated my computer to macOS Mojave I’ve been experiencing issues. The issues all started at the same time and they include: Computer crashing after opening lid(Computer Transitioning ...
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How to separate mouse and trackpad scroll settings using terminal?

Currently the scroll direction for mouse is bound to trackpad. Is there any way to unlink them without downloading any third party apps?
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Dragging in Trackpad's accessibility setting gets randomly turned off

I enable System Preferences → Accessibility Mouse & Trackpad → Trackpad Options → Enable dragging. However, it gets unchecked (disabled) on its own. It happens after a few hours, as I face this ...
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Internal Touchpad and Keyboard stop working after login

I am using MacOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Macbook Air. The problem I am facing is that the internal touchpad and keyboard stop working as soon as I login. They also do not work in Safe mode. I have also ...
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MacBook Pro: Trackpad preference demo video not playing

I bought a pre-owned MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave 10.14.3. I tried to changing Trackpad preference as per my convenience, but it appears that while changing the option on left side, the video demo ...
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Command Line for Enable Dragging

In MacOS, in the Accessibility widget (in System Preferences) if you scroll all the way down to 'Mouse & Trackpad', and then click on the 'Trackpad Options' button, there is a by-default-unchecked ...
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MacBook Pro: Erratic Trackpad behavior when an external 3.5" drive is connected

When I plug my external 3.5" hard drive into my 13" 2016 MacBook Pro, the Trackpad becomes very erratic and difficult to use. The drive is housed in a powered enclosure (brand Integral). Other ...
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Macbook Pro late 2013 keyboard / sound problem

Strange problem. Got a computer that does not work sound (sound card is not in the list of devices). Using it for some time I heard the start-up sound when I started the system. The sound worked, but ...
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macOS: Terminal scrolls past file boundaries

When I have a file open in either the standard Terminal or iTerm2, I've noticed a weird problem. When I use the Trackpad to scroll through the file with two fingers, if I scroll to the top of the file ...
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Is there a way to move text cursor on Mac using Trackpad?

In iOS, one can enter Trackpad mode by pressing and holing the Space key on the software keyboard to quickly move around the cursor in a text entry field. Is there a way to do the same using Trackpad ...
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unload kext when it is in use or retained (cannot unload)

I want to disable the trackpad on my laptop without a mouse connected. I need this strange functionality because I use synergy (https://symless.com/synergy/) and game with my desktop. This is what I ...
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Mouse-Pointer behaves abnormally

Sometimes, the pointer(cursor) behaves weirdly, getting clicked here or there, undesired clicks & drags. This has happened around 5-6 times in my MacBook Pro (mid 2012). What could be the ...
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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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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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Improve palm rejection on 2018 MBP

I kept having failing palm rejections on my new 2018 MBP's trackpad. I've never had any issue on my 2013 MBP or my 2009 MBP trackpad. The 2018 MBP's trackpad is impractically huge, and the heel or ...
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Scrolling with MacBook trackpad: Is it possible to do with only one finger while a key pressed?

The normal way to scroll on a MacBook trackpad is to use two-finger scrolling. Is it possible to scroll with one finger as follows: Press and hold a key-modifier (e.g. ctrl/alt etc). Scroll using ...
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Right click in Ubuntu Virtual Box guest VM is not working

I am running Ubuntu in Virtualbox in Mac OS. I found that rightclick in the guest Ubuntu, by tapping the trackpad while pressing ctrl key, doesn't work. E.G. it doesn't show the menu for file ...
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Prevent MacBook Pro from turning on by touching trackpad

Recently got a new MacBook Pro and I really don't like the fact that it powers on by a simple touch on the trackpad. (EDIT: By "powering on", I mean powering on from a completely turned off state, ...
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Keyboard and Trackpad not working while installing windows 10 on MacBook Pro 2018 Touch Bar using Bootcamp

I have tried several times to install Windows 10 on my new MBP 2018, and I have failed till now. I used Windows ISO version 1703 which was ok until an error appeared at the end of setup (the error ...
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After a recent update to 10.14.4 trackpad stopped working on a Macbook Pro 2017

Today I was prompted by the Mojave OS that I need to install an update, so I did. After the update was installed and I logged in I immediately noticed that trackpad does not work at all As apple ...
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Can the haptic feedback level be lowered on the ForceTouch trackpad for MacBook Pro?

The haptic feedback on the Force Touch Trackpad is too loud/clicky for my preferences. I run macOS 10.12.3 (16D32) on the 15 inch TouchBar model MacBook Pro if that matters - but this persists to the ...
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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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MacBook Pro Trackpad Suddenly Stopped Working Completely

The trackpad on my Macbook Pro of 2 years has suddenly stopped working out of blue. The trackpad doesn't move, respond to any gestures nor do any clicks work. This is really frustrating as I used ...
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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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Trackpad and keyboard problems

My keyboard is working oddly. The right side shift does not work, but the left side shift command button will. The trackpad will click, but it stopped working to move the cursor around. The trackpad ...